60 Minutes’ episode on Cyber War last night was a prime time admission that it’s time for America to start investing in robust information control. I just finished reading an excellent book on this topic by Richard Clarke appropriately labeled Cyber War. If you want further details, I strongly recommend you watch the video to the left and read Mr. Clarke’s eye-opening book on the subject. He speaks from deep experience. Here’s what we already know:
- Cyber attacks have already happened on American military targets, including the Department of Defense.
- Cyber thieves, in a single instance, stole enough top secret information from government sources (D.O.D., State Department) to fill the Library of Congress.
- Cyber forces (military or otherwise) have already taken down power grids (Brazil), radar systems (Middle East) and military functionality (the Republic of Georgia).
John Sileo is the award-winning author of Stolen Lives and Privacy Means Profit (Wiley, August 2010), a professional Financial Speaker and America’s leading identity theft expert. His clients include the Department of Defense, FTC, FDIC and Pfizer. Contact him on 800.258.8076.