The proliferation of cyber physical systems (CPS) has increasingly enabled cyber actions to have direct kinetic effects on tangible infrastructure, even as cyberspace itself depends on tangible infrastructure vulnerable to kinetic damage.
This report focuses on Russia, a particularly important threat actor to track given their track record of brazen infrastructure attacks. It is almost certain that we will see further attacks from Russia against the infrastructure of other nations. The only uncertainty remaining pertains to what sort of attacks they might be motivated to initiate under what circumstances, and whether we would even know if they had already been accomplished.
Jason Healey has been a vocal advocate for challenging the assumptions and metrics we use to develop a defensible cyberspace and also to ensure that the networks of today continue to afford us great communication, economic, and societal benefits. This in-depth article takes a look at Jason’s work, with a special emphasis on his NY Cyber Task Force. This is essential reading for anyone responsible for defending networks.
It is a truism that every society is only a few meals away from revolution, proven not for the first time when high food prices initiated the Arab Spring, and yet food security is a woefully neglected national security concern. America lacks a national food policy, even though we are headed towards a crisis.