Pearl Harbor cibernético

Tenho comentado muito sobre esses assuntos em meus cursos e palestras, particularmente sobre terrorismo e inteligência. A guerra cibernética, o ciberterrorismo e os crimes cibernéticos são problemas que podem afetar significativamente a segurança nacional de países, sobretudo daqueles mais desenvolvidos…

Pois é… Se os EUA estão preocupados (e muito) com isso, será que haveria motivo para nós nos preocuparmos?

 The Washington Post – Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/17/2011

Digital deterrents: Preventing a Pearl Harbor of cyberspace

 By Dominic Basulto

 At a time when the Internet has been inextricably linked to our national infrastructure, there are understandably serious concerns about the ability of the U.S.power grid to withstand a coordinated attack from hackers in cyberspace. The Internet has become the back door and front door to controlling nearly every aspect of our national infrastructure. Something as relatively simple as a Google search could lead hackers to possible entry points for controlling a nuclear power plant. At his confirmation hearing this summer, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned that, “There’s a strong likelihood that the next Pearl Harbor we confront could very well be a cyberattack that cripples our power systems, our grid, our security systems, our financial systems, our governmental system.” Continuar lendo