A report from DC think tank Center for Strategic and International Studies pains a pretty stark picture about the security dangers of major enterprises around the. Ars has a summary, and you can get a direct link to the pdf document by clicking here.
No rules: Internet security a Hobbesian “state of nature”
By Nate Anderson |
Life in cyberspace can be nasty, brutish, and short. So says a new report PDF on international cybersecurity, which argues that the Internet is a Hobbesian “state of nature” where anything goes, where even government attacks maintain “plausible deniability,” and where 80 percent of industrial control software is hooked into an IP network.It’s also a world where the US is both a model and a bully. When 600 senior IT security managers were asked which state actor was most likely to engage in cyberattacks, the top response was the US 36 percent, even among traditional US allies. On the other hand, US security practices were some of the world’s most admired.