For the Fear and Loathing Online presentation I decided to do it on “Repression, Control & Propaganda” and with this topic I found an article regarding cyberwarfare.
With the technological evolution and globalization, a new kind of war is being waged. This new kind of war disregards the number of soldiers, power of weapons or the geological space but to cyberspace. A proffesional definition given is here “actions by a nation state to penetrate another nation’s computers or networks for the purpose of causing damage or disruption.” by Richard A. Clarke in Cyberwars.
This topic really interested me because the fact that I was in the army and I know how important information is and how seriously it is taken. A fact that a computer program can devistate a whole group of people and it has caught my attention that we really do rely on computer way to much. The Stuxnet computer worm is one incedent that caught many people and brought the idea of how serious it is.
Some pointers i wanted to point out for this article is this
- “If we were in a cyberwar today, the United States would lose.” former Director of National Intelligence, Vice Admiral Michael McConnell
- Pentagon attacked 5000 times a day
- extremely good Cyber offense but almost no defense.
The presentation was fun because it was more of a discussion then presenting especially for my topic. I was suprised many people didn’t know about the stuxnet program and it was pleasure explaining it to people and them asking questions and discussing about the topic.
I recorded from Die Hard 4 because the example of the Fire Sale reminded me of a cyber-attack