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Cybersecurity: Here’s What Really Worries the Pentagon
By Noah Shachtman January 6, 2010  |  10:33 am  |  Categories: Info War

In Washington, ‘cybersecurity’ is a term that’s come to have a thousand meanings, and none at all. Any crime, prank, intelligence operation, or foreign-government attack involving a computer has become a ‘cyber threat.’ But at the Pentagon, they aren’t worried about some kid painting a Hitler moustache on Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ online portrait. They’re not even that concerned about a full-scale attack on the military’s networks – even though the modern American way of war depends so heavily on the free flow of data. In the military, there’s now broad agreement that one cyber threat trumps all others: electronic espionage, the infiltration (and possible corruption) of Defense Department networks.

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