Nato warns of strike against cyber attackers

Michael Dillon wavetossed at googlemail.com
Thu Jun 10 06:27:18 CDT 2010


> Going back then to a previous question, do we want more/any regulation ?

Yes.

All vulnerable industries should have their use of network
communications regulated. This means all power stations, electricity
line operators, dam gate operators, etc. They should all be required
to meet a standard of practice for secure network communications, air
gap between SCADA networks and all other networks, and annual network
inspections to ensure compliance.

If any organization operates an infrastructure which could be
vulnerable to cyberattack that would damage the country in which they
operate, that organization needs to be regulated to ensure that their
networks cannot be exploited for cyberattack purposes. That is the
correct and measured response which does not involve the military
except possibly in a security advisory role, and which is within the
powers of governments.

I would expect that the increased awareness of network security that
resulted would pay dividends in business and home use of networks.

--Michael Dillon




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