12.24.14

Computer Security for the 1 Percent: Seth Rogen named “Freedom’s” Man of the Year

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Cyberterrorism at 3:14 pm by George Smith

Freedom … because Google’s toffs and geniuses said so: “Given everything that’s happened, the security implications were very much at the front of our minds,” Google’s Chief Legal Officer David Drummond wrote in a blog post. “But after discussing all the issues, Sony and Google agreed that we could not sit on the sidelines and […]

04.21.14

Reviewed and recommended: Behold a Pale Farce

Posted in Crazy Weapons, Culture of Lickspittle, Cyberterrorism at 4:32 pm by George Smith

Authors Bill Blunden and Violet Cheung have produced something of a first, a comprehensive book on cyberwar that isn’t like the rest. Behold a Pale Farce’s (TrineDay, trade paperback) strength is reality, a feature that makes it entirely unique in its field. Readers of this blog know the topic of cyberwar reasonably well. The national […]

05.29.13

The Iranians are coming!

Posted in Cyberterrorism at 1:05 pm by George Smith

The US is terribly positioned to talk of fair play in cyberspace. However, it pretends otherwise in the current campaign to boost cyberdefense-spending in the national security megaplex. Consider that one whole plank in the US discussion of China’s cyber-espionage is that the latter is not playing fair. American officials have lined up to assert […]

03.29.13

Cyberwar shoeshine overdrive

Posted in Cyberterrorism, Shoeshine at 4:34 pm by George Smith

Fresh from the cyberattack that just about took down the Internet earlier in the week, Nicole Perlroth of the New York Times, along with David Sanger, who uncovered the administration’s deployment of the Stuxnet virus into Iranian networks, serve up still more fearmongering on Iranian and North Korean cyberwar capabilities. From the Times: The difficulty […]

01.09.13

Tit for Tat: Cyberwar back from holiday

Posted in Crazy Weapons, Culture of Lickspittle, Cyberterrorism at 9:45 am by George Smith

One way of telling cyberwar is a function of shoeshine and job programs for the top rung of US society and the national security drivers is that it regularly goes on holiday. Computer malware and insecurity never takes a holiday. But cyberwar does and that’s because it’s driven by press campaigns. And the people who […]

02.02.12

So many Doomsdays

Posted in Cyberterrorism, Imminent Catastrophe at 7:43 pm by George Smith

Taking up the first 130 words of a 1700 word piece on the potential for cyberattack, an Asbury Park Press reporter presents what’s standard practice — the fictional doomsday. From the newspaper: Power generators at a plant in New Jersey spin wildly out of control, then grind to a halt. Other utilities step in to […]

03.26.10

Cult of Cyberwar: I’ve already seen this movie

Posted in Cyberterrorism at 1:27 pm by George Smith

Everyone in the political class and mainstream media acts like the current news about cyberattack on the nation is unique. It’s not. There was a paroxysm on it back in 2003 when the first strategy to secure cyberspace was unveiled. At the time, I was asked to comment on an old article addressing it in […]

03.18.10

Cult of Cyberwar Chieftain Admits Cult Has Overdone It

Posted in Cyberterrorism, Extremism at 9:45 am by George Smith

One of the headmen of the Cult of Cyberwar, James Lewis of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, admits the cult has overdone it in recent months. This in a short essay, “The Cyber War Has Not Begun,” here. Lewis writes: No nation has launched a cyber war or cyber attack against the United […]

02.24.10

Cult of Cyberwar: When Booz Allen’s Mouthpiece Attacks

Posted in Cyberterrorism at 2:13 pm by George Smith

Smiling Mike McConnell, one of the most famous salesmen-in-chiefs of the cult of cyberwar. Committed to hiring computer security specialists from the clutches of the government then leasing them back at premium rates for the benefit of Booz Allen business. From today’s news, Mike McConnell of Booz Allen’s cybersecurity sales unit, again making a putsch/pitch […]

07.09.13

Dark Seoul

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Cyberterrorism at 12:39 pm by George Smith

Last week GlobalSecurity.Org was consulted by a reporter from the Associated Press on the Dark Seoul/Operation Troy report on recent cyberattacks in South Korea issued by McAfee. I looked it over and talked with her awhile over the subject. Mostly, what I said — whether it ever gets published is immaterial at this point — […]

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