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Is Canada ready for cyberwar?

March 24 2012 at 7:07 PM
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I hate posting audio and video links (most people can read much faster than they can view or listen), unfortunately I have no choice here, curse you CBC...
Military cyberattacks have the potential to bring down infrastructure ranging from power grids to nuclear power plants to transportation networks to the internet itself.

Is Canada ready?

In the radio documentary "The Electric Fog of War," The Current talks to former public safety minister Stockwell Day, security researchers and Canadian military officials about potential military cyber threats, what researchers and the government are doing to prepare and how that compares to the preparations being made by other countries such as the U.S. and the U.K.

The documentary also examines the real-life use of cyberwarfare to cut off internet access to Georgia during the battle with Russia over South Ossetia in 2008. It also touches on the growing international cyber arms race that experts say "has the potential of spiralling out of control."
The links to the actual audio file (and the first of the series talking about Stuxnet) can be found on Cyberwar Central.



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March 24 2012, 7:34 PM 

CSIS is preparing for it. That new building has a massive amount of money and space dedicated to this very thing.

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March 24 2012, 7:37 PM 

"CSIS is preparing for it. That new building has a massive amount of money and space dedicated to this very thing."

Well that is a good thing, no? Cyber-attacks are the future first strike weapon in warfare, I would like to see Canada as a leader in this space.



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March 24 2012, 7:40 PM 

Canada is too insignificant to cyber attack...

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March 24 2012, 7:47 PM 

"Canada is too insignificant to cyber attack..."

Yes but what if these guys develop cyberwarfare capabilities...

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...then what would we do protect ourselves Element?



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March 24 2012, 7:55 PM 

son of a b!tch....you're right!

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March 24 2012, 7:59 PM 

If they develop such capabilities.. then man kind as we know it.. is doomed... wink.gif


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March 24 2012, 8:40 PM 

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March 24 2012, 8:44 PM 

When I was looking yesterday for the lectern seal, I googled "Canadian government seals" and about all I got was pictures and commentary on baby f*cking seals. Why are you Canadians so obsessed with the little buggers?


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March 24 2012, 8:57 PM 

"When I was looking yesterday for the lectern seal, I googled "Canadian government seals" and about all I got was pictures and commentary on baby f*cking seals. Why are you Canadians so obsessed with the little buggers?"

Ummmm...actually it is the rest of the world that is obsessed with what a very few Canadians do to a few tens of thousands of harp seals every year (as opposed to the 3.9 million cows that get slaughtered every year in Canada).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seal_hunting#Sealing_debate

...being Canadian however, there is nothing more fun than to make fun of others by making fun of yourself. wink.gif


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March 24 2012, 9:53 PM 

What Coalde said.. wink.gif

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March 25 2012, 12:18 AM 

As a proud Canadian, I am more interested in Beavers wink.gif

 
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