Defense Tech Cyberwarfare Correspondent Kevin Coleman has recently reported that Cyber Defense remain a very critical component to U.S. Defense initiatives. The U.S. are prone to different threats from chemical, biological warfare to cyber hacks. Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano has also said that “The U.S. has become ‘categorically safer’ since 9/11, but cyber-terrorism now tops the list of security concerns.”
The FBI stated that cyber terrorism is the “premeditated, politically motivated attack against information, computer systems, computer programs and data which results in violence against non-combatant targets by sub-national groups or clandestine agents.”
Unfortunately, the United States will need to ramp up it’s security systems and put restrictive measures in place as something like a Stuxnet type attack can simply be launched against the critical infrastructure systems.
The good news is that the United States government are taking this into serious consideration and moving extremely fast to put protective measures in place. The concern revolves around the speed and type of threats out there that are constantly evolving. Can the U.S. combat cyber terrorism as effectively as we hope?
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