CIA Director Leon Panetta Warns of Possible Cyber-Pearl HarborTop Intelligence-Security Officials Say Computer Attacks Increasing I get so sick and tired of the fear-mongering of future false flags based on the past Pearl Harbor false flag.
By JASON RYAN
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2011
Top U.S. intelligence officials have raised concerns about the growing vulnerability the United States faces from cyberwarfare threats and malicious computer activity that CIA Director Leon Panetta said "represents the battleground for the future."
"The potential for the next Pearl Harbor could very well be a cyber-attack," he testified on Capitol Hill Thursday before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper also appeared, telling the committee, "This threat is increasing in scope and scale, and its impact is difficult to overstate."
There are roughly 60,000 new malicious computer programs identified each day, Clapper said, citing industry estimates.
"Some of these are what we define as advanced, persistent threats, which are difficult to detect and counter," Clapper said
ARTICLE & VIDEO HERE:http://abcnews.go.com/News/cia-director-leon-panetta-warns-cyber-pearl-harbor/story?id=12888905
They keep playing the same old song - what the hell; can't these guys come up with new material?
ZDNet / Video
Will there be a digital Pearl Harbor?
On April 23, 2009
4min 51 sechttp://www.zdnetasia.com/videos/play/62053502/
Will there be one major catastrophe, or just smaller disasters? Panelists discuss what security issues we should be watching out for, where the threat might come from, and the difficulties in predicting the unpredictable. Panelists include: Whitfield Diffie, vice president and chief security officer for Sun Microsystems; Ronald Rivest, Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT; Adi Shamir, professor of computer science at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel; and Bruce Schneier, chief security technology officer for BT Counterpane. Moderating the panel is Ari Juels, chief scientist and director of RSA Laboratories.
A Cyber Pearl Harbor Day12-07-2009
Today we remember the tragic events that occurred back in 1941 at Pearl Harbor. This was the threshold level event that drew the United States into World War II.
As we remember the tragedy of that day and the toll it took on the United States, we must remind ourselves to be vigilant and not let a repeat of that event to ever take place. Last week the question of an electronic Pearl Harbor was asked over and over again. Is it possible? The answer is yes. Is it probable? That is where the debate comes in.
http://www.publicsectorinstitute.net/ELetters/EGovernment/v5n5/IPv6Articles.lspMay 18, 2007
• Volume 5 • Number 5
FEDERAL EXECUTIVE FORUM SPECIAL ISSUE ON
IPv6 Digital Pearl HarborWill IPv6 make us more secure? Experts give their opinions.
It seems like in the past with all new technologies come new vulnerabilities, said Jim Flyzik during the Federal Executive Forum on IPv6.
“Often times new technologies hit the market and then we are catching up later trying to get the security fixes in place because the so called ‘bad guys’ out there find ways to exploit new technologies. There are some concerns today about a digital Pearl Harbor or a terrorist attack taking down networks, attacking networks.”
J.J. Green, National Security Correspondent, Federal News Radiohttp://media.bonnint.net/wtop/17/1790/179038.mp3
"Is al Qaida eyeing U.S. cyber weaknesses? In this week's edition of the Hunt, National Security Correspondent JJ Green, speaks with Wall Street Journal Intelligence reporter Siobhan Gorman. She says al Qaida may not be targeting American systems directly, but there are some caveats."
_______________________CIA Director tells Cap-to-Cap delegates: Cyber attack could be next “Pearl Harbor”
by Hal Silliman, published on April 20, 2010
at 7:16AM http://www.sacramentopress.com/headline/25185/CIA_Director_tells_CaptoCap_delegates_Cyber_attack_could_be_next_Pearl_Harbor
WASHINGTON D.C.—Central Intelligence Agency director Leon Panetta told 300 Sacramento Metro Chamber Cap-to-Cap delegates that the next “Pearl Harbor” is likely to be an attack on the United States’ power, financial, military and other Internet systems.
Panetta addressed the Sacramento delegation that includes 43 elected officials and hundreds of business and civic leaders who are in Washington D.C. for the annual program that advocates for the region’s most pressing policy issues. He spoke on Monday, April 19, during the Cap-to-Cap opening breakfast.
“Cyber terrorism” is a new area of concern for the CIA, Panetta said. The United States faces thousands of cyber attacks daily on its Internet networks. The attacks are originating in Russia, China, Iran and from even hackers.
“The next Pearl Harbor is likely to be a cyber attacking going after our grid…and that can literally cripple this country,” Panetta said. “This is a whole new area of threat.”