Monday, January 17, 2011

Apocalypse in Cyberspace? It’s Overdone - NYTimes.com

A cyberwar counterpoint perspective (interesting the NYT should publish this a day after its latest Stuxnet piece)

Is a cyberwar already under way and, if so, could it really cause destruction on the scale portrayed by Mr. Knake and Mr. Clarke?

Nonsense, say two academics in a study commissioned by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The report, to be released Monday, argues that doomsayers have greatly exaggerated the power of belligerents to wreak havoc in cyberspace. It is extremely unlikely that their attacks could create problems like those caused by a global pandemic or the recent financial crisis, let alone an actual shooting war, the study concludes.

Apocalypse in Cyberspace? It’s Overdone - NYTimes.com

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