Discussion: The former director of the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center, Cofer Black, stated that hackers, who may have started as pranksters, will tamper with the technology that runs real-world infrastructure. This could ultimately impair National Security. Black also noted that the act of hacking has moved “into physical destruction of a natural resource.” At the conclusion of his speech, he urges security researchers in the audience to work to prevent such attacks.
Source: CNN Tech
Date: August 3, 2011
- Is the war being waged by hackers analogous to the Cold War? Or, perhaps, is the Internet merely a tool to fight the enemy?
- Are conferences like these ultimately beneficial or harmful to the advancement of information security?
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