* Posts by Kevin Coleman

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DARPA seeks network firing ranges for cyber weaponry

Kevin Coleman
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Cyber warfare & weapons

The U.S. government is taking hte threat of cyber war serously! Discussion about creating a new department/agency that specifically addresses cyber defense/security have been reported in Washington for months. Reallocation of fund toward cyber defense and security has recently taken place all indicating the level of concern. However, awareness of the impact on corporate systems is at this point very limited. Only a few clients have cyber war as one of the items listed on their enterprise threat matrix. In 2001, when I was the Chief Strategist of Netscape I raised this concern. Now our cyber threat matrix includes over 100 countries and special interest groups with capabilities ranging from limited to extremely advanced. I firmly believe we will experience a cyber war in the (Estonia withstanding) in the next 18 to 30 months. Are we prepared NO!