Deputy Secretary Lynn Details Anti-Cyber Threat Strategy
” The world is at a crossroads in the development of threats in the cyber realm, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said here today.
More destructive attack capabilities are being developed but haven’t yet been used, Lynn told participants in the Center for Strategic Decision Research’s 28th International Workshop on Global Security. And the terrorist groups most likely to use such capabilities to attack cyber systems, he told the group, have yet to acquire them.
“This situation will not hold forever,” the deputy secretary said. “Terrorist organizations or rogue states could obtain and use destructive cyber capabilities.” The window of opportunity to develop stronger defenses before that happens is of uncertain duration, he added.”