Looking to the Future
There should be little doubt that future wars will inevitably include cyber warfare tactics. It is increasingly apparent that other nations are gearing up to take advantage of the ever-increasing complexity and inter-connected nature of various national infrastructures.
Current efforts at security computer systems and networks will likely prove to be insufficient to prevent such future attacks. The U.S. military has been developing cyber warfare strategies for some time.
It appears that even Al Qaeda has been developing cyber war capabilities. With our enemies working toward this goal, we obviously cannot overlook the possibilities.
The scenario in the movie Live Free or Die Hard might seem farfetched, but the potential exists for some of the attacks portrayed in that movie (although it won’t be nearly as easy as it seemed on the big screen).
I’m hoping that somewhere in either our government or military cyberdefense forces we have our own John McClane.