Can you hear it? The giant sucking sound to the East? With it are going more than just manufacturing jobs — it’s our manufacturing know-how, intellectual property, military secrets, and just about anything you can think of. If we’re the most advanced technological nation on Earth, how are the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and others able to continue to pull this off? Why do we keep getting pwned at our own game? Last year I talked about “Hacking as an Act of War.” This year we’ll look at some specifics, including (published) documents that outline the plan of attack against America, (unclassified) details about what operations have been run against us, and efforts to create an international legal framework for cyberwar before the bits really start flying.
G. Mark Hardy, CISSP, CISM, GSLC, is a retired U.S. Navy captain, and president and founder of National Security Corporation. He writes crypto contests for hacker conferences, and now that he’s sort-of retired he can break 100 on the front 9.