As I write this we are seeing daily reports of hacking and break-ins to commercial and defense enterprises world wide:
- Sony network down for over three weeks with customer passwords, emails and credit card information information stolen.
- Anti-bank Trojans stealing millions of dollars from customers’ bank accounts in Brazil.
- Oakridge National Laboratory was the target of a spear-phishing attack that only compromised a few megabytes of data before it was stopped.
- Millions of dollars being stolen from cell phone users in China by viruses infecting smart cell phones.
- The Stuxnet worm infects Iran’s nuclear program.
But it seems we are not doing a set of straight forward things that we can do to prepare for and mitigate the impact that cyber war is having on this country. We can start with some simple and comparatively inexpensive steps.