Thursday, April 26, 2012

US Needs Top-Level Approval to Launch Cyberattacks

Lardner, Richard. "US Needs Top-Level Approval to Launch Cyberattacks." Bloomberg Businessweek, April 24, 2012.

From the article: "The United States would use cyber weapons against an adversary's computer networks only after officials at the highest levels of government approved of the operation because of the risks of collateral damage, a senior U.S. military official said Tuesday.

The director of intelligence at U.S. Cyber Command, Rear Adm. Samuel Cox, said that cyberattacks can do significant harm to a country's infrastructure and should never be carried out in a cavalier manner. Offensive cyber operations are difficult to conduct with precision to avoid unintended casualties and damage to unrelated systems, he said."  Read more