Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Should We Fire the First Shot in a Cyberwar? - Technology Review

From the 2nd page of the article

At last week's MIT workshop, David Clark, an MIT computer scientist who was the Internet's chief protocol architect in the 1980s, said that the Internet will need to be engineered to both resist attack and to make it difficult for individual regimes to shape it to their liking.

"Did we design it to be resilient to attack and control? The answer is no," Clark said. "We thought about it being resilient to failure, and that's different. We need now to think about a discipline of designs relevant to control."

Clark added: "The future is not centered on performance, but centered on control and power. We are not trained, as computer scientists, to evaluate things from that perspective."

Should We Fire the First Shot in a Cyberwar? - Technology Review

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