It is not a secret to anybody that the next new war will be fought (or possibly is being fought) through internet. Previously the U.S. had determined that cyberattacks could be considered an act of war. It was disclosed, that in March one of the leading defense contractors was hacked by a foreign intruder who was able to get away with 24,000 files containing information on the newly developed weapons systems. Read more here
It is obvious that something needs to be done to defend our cyber borders.
Nearly $500 million were allocated to DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) to increase the number of cyber-aligned resources.
Last week DOD presented its new plan to secure our cyber space.
However, the problem will not be easily solved and the issue is highly controversial.
Why? Because to SECURE anything means to CONTROL it. In this case, we are talking about controlling the INTERNET– a worldwide interconnection of computer networks that facilitate the exchange of information among users!
A lot of people out there say that if we can’t control our borders how can we possibly “secure” the internet. Yet others consider the plan to be an intrusion on user’s privacy.
However, if the plan is not put in place here are just a few possible threats we are facing:
Espionage and national security breaches
Sabotage of military operations
Sabotage of the national electrical grid
What do you think? Please comment below…