Thursday, February 27, 2014

"We’re cyber dumb in an era of cyber danger."

"That’s one of the main points that Brookings Institution scholars P.W. Singer and Allan Friedman make in their new book Cybersecurity and Cyberwar 
Wonky-sounding though it may be, the book is a brisk and fun read—and terrifying.
“China is at the center of the largest theft in all of human history that is playing out right now,” Singer tells War is Boring, “with the intellectual property targets being vacuumed ranging from jet fighter designs to soft drink company negotiating strategies to academic papers.”
“Is it war in the traditional sense of politically motivated mass violence?” Singer asks rhetorically. “No. But it is something that matters hugely in economic and national security, especially when you think about all that investment, all those potential edges in the boardroom and maybe even future battlefields just lost.”
“Death by a thousand cuts does matter,” Singer stresses."
For the article see:
Is this war without violence?

What would an appropriate and skillful response be?