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White House cyber-general says US must be able to cyber-nuke the worst of the cyber-worst

W. Anderson

brave talk with muscle

All this bluster and bravado from Michael Daniels, President Obama's Cyber security advisor , about "global" Cyber security rules and standards means diddly-squat if other large and very powerful technology countries like China, Japan and Russia for example, do not agree or go along

with any "American" mandated policies, procdures or hollow threats.

But even before such universal moves, The USA must contend with it's exorbitant national appetite and dependence on software technologies that are globally deemed and have proven unequivocally to be absurdly insecure and unreliable to an extreme degree. The treasure trove of Cyber intrusions against US companies in recent years - for Home Depot, Marshalls, Neiman Marcus, UPS, US Government departments and countess others can be attributed primarily to weaknesses and poorly designed infrastructure of Microsoft Windows software, to the tune of trillions of dollars of economic losses for US economy.

President Obama and his "Cyber" team are ill informed as the depth of this problem for the country, especially since the might and political influence of Microsoft prevents their true learning experience and any pertinent knowledge gained to any relevant level, and the administration is too cozy with Silicon Valley behemoths as to alloy any objective and abstract evaluations that make sense.

Great concept of international Cyber security cooperation and standards, but still a naive pipe dream, particularly given the revelations of USA NSA unscrupulous Cyber snooping on "close allies and their heads of state" and on millions of innocent citizens and children in non-threatening, developed democratic countries as well.

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