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Tag Archives: Richard Clarke

Against All Enemies

– On June 15, 2011, Richard Clarke published an Op-Ed piece in The Wall Street Journal with the title “China’s Cyberassault on America.” Note that he used the word “cyberassault” in the title, steering away from the highly-charged term “cyberwar,” although he does use that term in the…

Where Oh Where is (Cyber) Red Adair?

– Many readers probably do not remember “Red” Adair. He was the go-to guy whom you called as a last resort to cap a blazing or gushing oil well, either on land or offshore. In April 1977 he capped a well in the North Sea that was the second largest leak of the time, and he […] …

Protecting Cyberspace … Our Last Opportunity?

– In my column, “The Silent War – Cyber Style,” posted on December 14, 2009, I had suggested that, since it was taking forever for the White House to come up with a Cyber Security Coordinator, that the White House expand CTO Aneesh Chopra’s responsibility to include cyber security. So much…

Protecting the Critical Infrastructure: Beware of Crimeware

– I first became involved with U.S. critical infrastructure protection in the late 1990s when I joined others in the Banking and Finance Sector to form the FS-ISAC (Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center). This is how it happened. In the 1998 timeframe, John Lauria, a colleague…