The European Union and the US on Thursday conducted their first ever cyber security exercises designed to coordinate responses to attacks on critical infrastructure. Security experts from the US and 27 EU member states were involved in the drill, which simulated crises affecting national security. In the first scenario, a …
Ha Ha Ha!
The well-groomed brownshirt and his bungling arse-kissing sidekick, sitting at the terminal, doing EX-ER-CI-SES.
I may just be being daft here,
but wouldn't it be cheaper to just sling up an ultra-secured-at-hardware-level fibre optic network, utterly separate from the Internet, for the purposes of controlling and monitoring massively sensitive equipment?
Control of things like power stations etc should never, NEVER, be put outside a tightly-controlled group of people in a few, very specific bits of the world anyway- so there's no need to have (say) WiFi access. Or access from home.
But then the "security" services wouldn’t be able to spy on the sensitive commercial information of other countries.
To organise attacks on other nations, blackmail nations with natural resources. It's much cheaper than sending humans to do the killing.
It's a lesser of 2 evils, I guess.
and post excercise
14 people were extradited to the USA on cyber crime charges. The UK rolled onto its stomach for a tickle in protest.
Just an exercise, you say?
Greetings, Professor Falken. How about a game of chess?
Makes for nice TV
It's a lot easier to stage an attack like this when you know the attack is coming and basically where its going to head... How about when you have a trojan sitting silently for a few weeks or a month infecting lord knows what and then activates causing all hell to break loose?
New chess move: the McKinnon Defence?
Er, who authorised this illegal attack? Who'll be tried for wire-fraud, unauthorised access to a computer?
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