Cyber War -Vs- Conventional War
Original post made by Paul Losch, a resident of Palo Alto, on Aug 2, 2009
This is a fascinating NYT article about how vulnerable the world is to cyber warfare.
We are in the epicenter of tech here in Palo Alto. Until I read this article today, I had not thought very much about how we lack a "Department of Defense" for cyber warfare.
Models of states -vs- states, the notion of physical weaponry such as bombs guns and soldiers, all are not part of this notion of how not just the US, but the entire world could be "attacked."
Read the article, it starts with some stuff about Irag, but goes on to get to larger questions and let's have a good discussion about what all this means.