Cyberwars! - US Military gears up for Cyberwar!
Bombing missions against cyber terrorists in foreign nations? Now we are engaging in a bloody war in Iraq and talking about military action against other nations such as Iran, North Korea and maybe more.
But apparently the wars of the future may not all be about some despotic idiot who governs another nation but next because the US has come under some cyber attack or other.
In the event of a massive cyberattack against the country that was perceived as originating from a foreign source, the United States would consider launching a counterattack or bombing the source of the cyberattack, Hall said. But he noted the preferred route would be warning the source to shut down the attack before a military response.
All the military services are preparing for military cyber-response, Hall pointed out.
Jim Collins, R&D engineer at the Air Force Information Operations Center, who also spoke on the need for network defense at a session at the RSA Conference, said the Air force is also gearing up for an offensive cyber capability.
“The Air Force hasn’t just been standing by,” he said, noting that in November, the Air Force added the mission to fight in cyberspace by creating a new Cyber Command.
“We’re standing up cyber-fighters to do network warfare,” Collins said. “Where we had pilots before, we’ll have fighters in cyberspace.”
In the end, diplomacy is "tit-for-tat".
Regardless of whether there are any treaties, you are foolish to mess around with someone who can mess back.