Online Warfare

Military Plans For Cyber War

Someone at the White House must have caught a showing of Terminator this week: Administration officials are planning a major overhaul of the nation's cyber defenses, complete with a new military command for computer defense. According to the New York Times, the cybersecurity office will run a multi-billion dollar plan to block invaders from entering government computers as well as key national interests like stock exchanges, airports, and banks. One unresolved question, however, is whether the military will pair its defensive preparations with an offensive plan as well.