National Security/Defence and cyberccrime

Two incidents that just remind us of how fragile cybersecurity can be

1) the French army plane Le Rafale was affected by a well-known virus that found its way to the computer system running it
Le Rafale cloué au sol par un virus” (JDN, 10 February 2009)

2) the Presidential helicopter could be targeted as information was leaked via the filesharing software in the computer
US Contractor Follows Japanese Example: Leaks Military Secrets Via P2P” (TechDirt, 2 March 2009)

See previous post today about human error: http://cybercrimeatessex.blogspot.com/2009/03/fraud-on-social-networks-security-or.html

Would non cyber data be safer? Well, it all depends on what security measures have been implemented! “Le papier plus exposé que les données informatiques” (JDN, 9 February 2009) – (Paper more exposed than electronic data)

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About Audrey Guinchard

Senior Lecturer @ University of Essex (UK)
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