Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Are you ready for Cyberwar?

Last year I wrote about the events of cyberwar between Estonia and Russia. Other ones have happened recently as well such as:
  • between USA and China, (more covert activities and experimentation)
  • between AlQaeda and USA
  • between North and South Korea
  • between India and Pakistan
  • ....
In any cyberwar there are: "cyberwarriors", targets (key infrastructure such as financial institutions, government, utilities) and collateral damage (potentially your innocent business). So are we ready? Do we understand the dangers? A recent story in CSO magazine highlight the threat level and readiness of given countries as they focus resources for cyberwar.
Country Est Mil Budget Status Est Threat
China $56B complex 4.78
N Korea $5.2B advanced 3.03
from this table we notice both China and Russia devoting a substantial military budget and having acquired a complex infrastructure with associated Threat level (ranked from 1 to 5, 5 being highest)
More details on this story can be found here.


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