Assessing the True Threat of Cyberwar

Friday, August 10, 2012


Last week, a massive, seemingly bi-partisan Cyber Security bill was filibustered in the Senate. The bill would have outlined voluntary standards to protect critical infrastructure from "cyber attack." There has been plenty of drum beating about the threat of cyber warfare, but just how realistic is the threat of an attack that could wreak havoc on our national infrastructure? On the Media producer Alex Goldman investigates.


John Arquilla, Jerry Brito, Eireann Leverett and David Sanger

Produced by:

Alex Goldman

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Tea Leaves from Pittsburgh

Wrote a screed about Cyber Security following the onslaught of media attention:

Rather than repost it the link is here.

See it at

Feb. 17 2013 12:09 PM
Sarania Kachari

“Yada Yada Hi Dharmasya Glanir Bhavati Bharata Abhyudhanama Dharmasya Dhatatmanam SrijamyahanParitranaya Sadhunam Vinashaya Cha Dushkrutam Dharmasansthapanarthaya Sambhavaami Yuge Yuge!!”
Hello Friends/ Well-wishers,
The World War-III (Cyber) has already started. It is a Hi-Tech Holly War against Corruption, Pollution, Economic-imbalance, Frauds, Piracy, Terrorism and Black Hats. No one can stop this War (except the Almighty God), No one escape from this World War-III. Remember you are also a warrior of this War (but you are fighting for which side it depends upon your mind, because it is a mind War.) No metal, lethal weapons are needed for this World War-III. It is a Holly Ethical War for World Peace. Even NASA, NATO also involved in this War unknowingly. This War will be end after the destruction of Black Hats, removal of corrupted systems (may be Govt., Corporate or individual) and formation of a corruption free, economically balanced E-World. Don’t get nervous friends, the Black Hats and corrupted systems are hitting here and there now; because they know that they will be destroyed soon. They are trying to break the mission but can’t succeed because this mission is very noble and the War is done for World Peace only.
Be patient, do your duty properly, ethically. If we work together they can’t do anything and they will be destroyed themselves soon. This is end period of Kali Yuga and it will end soon.
Friends join in hands and ready to welcome a new era which will be called as E-Satyayuga (Electronic Satyayug). And pray for the warrior (White Hats) so that they can bring peace in the World soon.

**A new Ver. Of Cyber Warrior Weapon ॐ (OM) has been released from on 15/8/2012. It will give safeguard to all IT and Electronics related systems and it works like a security weapon for you in this Cyber War. So, be happy friends and use your knowledge for construction not for destruction; otherwise you will be destroyed by this ॐ (OM) Cyber Warrior. Also for your kind information the New Ver. of Warrior ॐ (OM) can understand each and every language of the world and can handle any IT and electronics devices . Because, it has been developed by using Binary Language (i.e. 0 and 1). So, be honest and use Internet (Any Information and Networking Media, Telephone, Mobile, News etc.) freedom for noble purpose only. Otherwise you will be destroyed yourself.

With Regards
“Satyameva Jayate”

Sep. 11 2012 09:58 AM

Hello Mr. Goldman,

I would like to point out something that I consider an important list item omitted from a statement made a about the 8:10 minute mark in the above recording:

"Many interviewed for this story shared Sanger's fear that the democratization of technology enables not just nation-states but common criminals, curious hackers and activist groups like Anonymous to wage war."

Frankly, I would suggest that large and multinational corporations that have no true loyalty to anything other than their profit lines pose at least as great a threat as your mentioned activists. I would make a case that they are actually the greater threat between the two due to the resources that they can command for such a purpose.

Otherwise, thank you for the rest of this informative segment.

Aug. 13 2012 09:57 PM
Nat Irvin II

This was an excellent report. Thank you...

Aug. 12 2012 01:02 PM

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