Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Cyber Insecurity

Last week,
Hackers gained access to our national power grid.There honestly has not been much news about that incident,
The only credible source I was able to find was an article from the Wall Street Journal.
We don't even know who did it.
The current assumption is that it was Russian or Chinese,
But for all we know it could have been Terrorists,
Or even just home grown cyber criminals.
So far,
We can see that they've left malware and back doors on our systems.
This would allow them access to our grids whenever they please.
And that's only what we've been able to find.
Who knows what else they've left there.

Now I'm getting news through the tubes,
That there's been another major cyber attack.
This time,
They hit managed to steal several terabytes of information about the new Joint Strike Fighter .
That's terabytes.
With a T.
To put that in perspective,
One Terabyte is nearly eight and a half of Apple's latest biggest iPod.
And it gets worse.
Whoever it was,
encrypted the data before they took it off out networks.
So we're not even sure what they know.

As I recall...
The cyclons got access to the colonial network and their most modern fighters in order to internally paralyze the colonial resistance before attacking.
Spooky.
Also on a Hollywood note,
I recall the power grid and the F-35 being targets of hacking during the most resent Life Free Die Hard movie.
You know what the means.
There's only one man that can save us.

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates did just recently say we need to revamp our cyber security.
Looks like we'll be expanding our Cyber wing up from 5 airmen.

If any one has those connections on LinkedIn,
Tell him I'm available.

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