cyberwar


Cris Thomas on Cyberwar Rhetoric

Cris Thomas of Tenable Networks, aka Space Rogue of the L0pht, talks to Mike Mimoso during RSA Conference about the rhetoric and hype surrounding cyberwar, as well as a quick trip down memory lane with the L0pht and its famous 1998 testimony before Congress.


The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats typically is more concerned with economics and political issues than cyber attacks, but the members spent this morning in a hearing trying to come up with an answer to a fairly straightforward, but thorny question: What consequences are serious and meaningful enough that they will deter U.S. enemies from infiltrating the country’s networks?

More rhetoric is coming out of Washington regarding the use of malware as an auxiliary weapon to bombs and bullets. National Security Agency leader Gen. Keith Alexander told a House Armed Services Committee yesterday that his new Cyber Command will be ready to retaliate should the United States critical infrastructure come under cyberattack.

Dennis Fisher talks with Anup Ghosh of Invincea about the recent wave of companies admitting to being hacked by APT groups, the difference between cyberespionage and cyberwar, what the government can do to encourage more intelligence sharing and whether compromised companies are spending enough time on attribution.

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