Richard Clarke, an ex-presidential advisor has released a new book called, “Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It”. Here is an excerpt from the book from networkworld.
“Cyber war is not some victimless, clean, new kind of war that we should embrace. Nor is it some kind of secret weapon that we need to keep hidden from the daylight and from the public. For it is the public, the civilian population of the United States and the privately owned corporations that own and run our key national systems, that are likely to suffer in a cyber war.”
This is an interesting view of cyber war. If power does go down, or communication halted, the military would be okay. But as Mr. Clarke mentioned, it would be businesses, hospitals, and citizens who would bear the brunt of the load.
Everyone needs to do their part in securing their part of the digital border, this includes small businesses and even home users. Make sure your systems have firewall protection, current security updates installed and current virus protection.