(Greek: κρυπτεία / krupteía, from κρυπτός / kruptós, “hidden, secret things”)

Speaking Truth To Stupid

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“If the nation went to war today, in a cyberwar, we would lose,” Mike McConnell told a U.S. Senate committee. “We’re the most vulnerable. We’re the most connected. We have the most to lose.”

McConnell, director of national intelligence from 2007 to 2009, predicted that the U.S. government would eventually get heavily involved in protecting cybersecurity and in regulating private approaches to cybersecurity. Testifying before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, McConnell also predicted that the U.S. would make little improvements in its cybersecurity before a “catastrophic” attack will cause the government to get involved.

“We will not mitigate this risk,” said McConnell, now executive vice president for the national security business at Booz Allen Hamilton. “We will talk about it, we will wave our hands, we’ll have a bill, but we will not mitigate this risk.”

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Exactly what I have been saying!! McConnell and I seem to be on the same wavelength here. Of course it was rather painfully obvious to anyone watching that CNN pos, but, being in the business I know from experience.

I will say it again: We will not really take this seriously until we get hit hard. Lets just hope we come through that attack ok and learn from it.


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  1. Wasn’t this the plotline of the first Splinter Cell game?


    2010/02/25 at 00:23

  2. You are on the mark. Amazing how Clancy kinda called the whole planes into buildings thing too. Mostly though, the idea of a blended attack from a physical as well as a digital WAS covered with the CNN debacle. It was just poorly put out there. Much of the blogs covering this show missed the point on that blended attack scheme. People are way too myopic in my business to only focus on the digital attacks.


    2010/02/25 at 15:30

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