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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:11 PM
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U.S. Losing Cyberspace Security Battle
Source: Information Week

The incoming Obama administration has more than two dozen recommendations to about how to more effectively defend cyberspace, as part of a CSIS commission report.

By Thomas Claburn
December 8, 2008 03:05 PM

A new cybersecurity report released on Monday by the Center for Strategic & International Studies Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency warns that America is losing the battle to protect cyberspace.

The CSIS report, "Securing Cyberspace for the 44th Presidency," states that cybersecurity "is a strategic issue on par with weapons of mass destruction and global jihad" and that it "can no longer be relegated to information technology offices and chief information officers."

Identifying cybersecurity as one of the major national security issues facing the country, the commission's report calls for a comprehensive national security strategy that also respects American values related to privacy and civil liberties.
"reater security must reinforce citizens' rights, not come at their expense," the report states.

The report suggests that America's strategic situation today is analogous to Germany's during World War II, when German military leaders overestimated the strength of their cryptographic codes.

"The United States is in a similar position today, but we are not playing the role of the British ," the report says. "Foreign opponents, through a combination of skill, luck, and perseverance, have been able to penetrate poorly protected U.S. computer networks and collect immense quantities of valuable information."

America, in other words, has been hacked.

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Diclotican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:43 PM
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1.  OhioChick

When you are at sleep you might loose out when the other gay is coming behind and are going away from you again.. The same is the case here I guess... Like the German the US really believe that the rest of the world can not in a billion years time broke your codes, and take out information... And like the germans, who believed their Enigma code machine was bulletproof the US could discover that their encryption codes are not as safe as they belived...

An enemy with the knowledge how to "break into" the vaults of the US most secret information can do horrible damage to US, without a single bullet been shot. If you can break into the most important computers, you can get the country to a horrible stop to.. Close down the reactors, the power lines and so on.. Today a modern country have a lot of digital computers in the network, more than we ever want or believed to be true.. And if an enemy want to close down the country, they could do it, Break in, and then close down important information.. It takes a lot longer time to find the problem, than to make the problem..

I have no doubt that some country, like China have been hacking US for many year now. In 1998 it was an regular "war" against the Pentagon from many Chinese hackers, and the result was that Pentagon won, in the end, but it was a narrow victory.. very narrow victory.. And the knowledge the hackers in China got from this "war" have no doubt helped the hackers both in China and in many other country to build up their knowledge how to break in... If you have 10 of thousands to hack a single computers the system will either break down, or let the intruder in.. If the system break down, the damage is made, and the computer experts have to build it up, something that is time consuming and very hard... If the intruder came in and get the information, the damage is far more than just some computer breaking down... The information stolen can be used to build weapon the US do not want the rest of the world to have.. Or to give information to the wrong hands.. The Pentagon, and the rest of the government of US do have a lot of information they do not want the rest of the world to know about.. like the next Stealth design and how the last "Son of Star Wars" missile test really worked out.. Or if the Congress men and woman had pay their taxes...


Sorry my bad english, not my native language
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