In my previous article on whether there should be a cyberwar treaty, I argued that Cyberwar wasn’t like other types of conflict, and that it wasn’t likely that a treaty would ever happen.Being a lawyer, I like to play devil’s advocate, so here’s a different perspective. Jeffrey Carr, in his new edition of “Inside Cyber… Read More
Wired’s Danger Room points out that US Predator and Reaper drones have been under attack by a computer virus: http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/10/virus-hits-drone-fleet To date, the virus has only apparently been logging the keystrokes of the operators. From the article, I get the impression that it is the operators workstations and not the drones themselves that are the… Read More
The Department of Defense released their Strategy For Operating In Cyberspace in July. In the document, they add Cyber to the traditional 4 domains…Land, Sea, Air, and Space. This paper raises the question, at least in my mind: Should there be a Cyberwarfare treaty? I think the short answer is a definite “Maybe.” I think… Read More
Business Week has a nice article on the Cyberwarfront arms race: http://www.businessweek.com/printer/magazine/cyber-weapons-the-new-arms-race-07212011.html I think the most interesting part about the article is the idea of a Cyber “Arms Dealer”. This makes me wonder what other analogs to traditional warfare might be out there… Mercenary Hackers?
In May, the White House released a comprehensive proposal for a number of CyberSecurity measures. Unlike most of the other legislation proposed that focuses on Data Breaches or Do-Not Track. The White House proposal has 6 different sections that include changes to Homeland Security CyberSecurity as well as coordination of CyberSecurity between agencies. Data Breach… Read More
If you’ve been following the war in Libya and the Obama’s report to Congress in June, you’ll know that the administration is claiming that our military actions in Libya are not covered under the War Powers Resolution which would require them to be terminated after 60 days. To get around this window, there must be… Read More