Wargames in the Fifth Domain

A session at FSCONS 2012

Sunday 11th November, 2012

10:00am to 10:45am (CET)

'The United States is fighting a cyber-war today, and we are losing', says Mike McConnell, former US Director of National Intelligence. Well, sir, I don't think so. In my presentation, I want to take a critical look at the cyberwar hype. I argue that the militarisation of dealing with IT security threats does nothing to address the real problems, and creates a whole range of new problems instead. I will discuss what cyber war really means, why none of the attacks we've seen qualify as actual acts of (cyber) war, and why that is unlikely to change in the future. Rather than throwing money at the emerging cyber-industrial-military complex, we need to take a step back and work on improving (civilian) IT security.

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Karin Kosina

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Sweden Sweden, Gothenburg

9th11th November 2012

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Time 10:00am10:45am CET

Date Sun 11th November 2012

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