Cybersecurity is “as important” as nuclear deterrent, says top U.S. admiral

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by SweX, May 14, 2013.

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  1. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

    Apr 21, 2007
  2. safeguy

    safeguy Registered Member

    Jun 14, 2010
    Throw in more bickering and you might as well wonder why the world hasn't ended. Anyone else sick and tired of countries pointing fingers at one another when each clearly has its own agenda? A lot money and time wasted when it could have been put to better use. If only human beings can learn to live in peace...
  3. The Red Moon

    The Red Moon Registered Member

    May 17, 2012
    History will teach us that a state of peace in this world is a non entity.Only a state of being in between wars is what humanity knows.
    This unfortunately is how the world operates.

    After 2 major global world wars i would have thought we would have learned our lessons but sadly not.
    How many conflicts should we endure before we realise peace is the only true road to go by.

    To compare cyber security with a nuclear deterrent is a very odd analogy indeed.
    Sure in this day and age both of these are probably connected in some way but what is the worst thing that can happen if a governments cyber security is breached.?

    Mankind has made the bed of nuclear armament and sadly he now must learn to sleep with it.
  4. Kerodo

    Kerodo Registered Member

    Oct 5, 2004
    The worst thing that can happen is a total and complete loss of power and a massive blackout which would completely cripple us, as we rely almost completely on electronics. There are some things that could happen that would be as bad or dangerous as a nuclear strike. They are right to be concerned. And yes, that is the sad state of affairs in our world, like it or not, it probably will never change...
  5. Mman79

    Mman79 Registered Member

    Sep 19, 2012
    North America
    "Peace on Earth" with mankind in charge is impossible for very simple reasons. For one, so long as two humans have existed alongside one another, differences in belief, thought, personality, etc has existed. No two humans will ever agree on everything, it simply will not occur. That alone ensures a state of never-lasting peace. Also, the planet has limited natural resources that all humans require, and those who control resources control all. Humanity as a whole are an invasive, destructive, greedy and egotistical species. That does not bode well for peace, overall prosperity nor long-term survival as a species.

    If you're not understanding why cybersecurity is as important as nuclear weapons and the risks involved, I'll explain it very simply: Cyber war is nuclear war. Cyber weapons are nuclear weapons. A large scale cyber attack on the infrastructure of a nation is a nuclear attack. The world is hooked together now via the Internet. Everything from hospital rooms to nuclear stockpiles rely on electronics and a connection to a network. There would be no physical "nuclear winter" in the event of very large scale cyber attacks on a nation, no repeat of the "Dark Ages". But have no doubts that if, say, just the U.S by itself suddenly found itself without GPS, with the Internet, without power, loss of life would be catastrophic and, even it weren't, the financial costs would 100% ruin the nation.

    As a last comment, I'll just add that the nuclear deterrent has saved more lives and prevented more wars than you may be aware.
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