Summary: This is an interesting yet puzzling week for cyberwar-watchers. There are several news stories that paint a gruesome picture of the US’ intents and capabilities. Let’s look at them and see what they tell us. Or you can wait. Eventually this weaknesses will become front-page news, followed by the inevitable blue-ribbon commissions.
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Other publications by Ranum:
- “The Problem with Cyberwar“, Rear Guard Security
(5) For More Information see the other posts in this series about cyberwar
The series Cyberwar: a Whole New Quagmire, by Marcus J. Ranum:
- Cyberwar: a Whole New Quagmire. Part 1: The Pentagon Cyberstrategy, 2 September 2011
- “Do as I say, not as I do” shall be the whole of the law, 11 September 2011
- Conflating Threats, 14 September 2011
- About Stuxnet, the next generation of warfare?, 29 September 2011 – Introducing Stuxnet and some of the issues surrounding practical malware-based warfare.
- Cyberwar: a Whole New Quagmire – When the Drones Come To Roost, 8 October 2011
- About Attribution (identifying your attacker), 21 October 2011
- You must Be >this< Tall To Play Cyberwar (has DoD grown enough yet?), 16 December 2011