Jan 25, 2013

Why you SHOULD worry about cybercrime (but it’s no war)

Bernard Keane says the federal government's war on cybercrime is propaganda. But Crikey's tech guru counters: it might not be a war, but there's plenty of reasons to be concerned.

Stilgherrian — Technology writer and broadcaster


Technology writer and broadcaster

Yesterday m’colleague Bernard Keane listed in this journal “Eleven reasons to be sceptical of warnings of cyber warfare“, observing that “cyber warfare and cybersecurity are the most heavily hyped threats in public policy since the war on terror began” and that the security industry, governments and others have a vested interest in talking up the imminent danger.

He’s mostly right. Cyberwar is indeed over-hyped, and security vendors are guilty of misinformation.

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One thought on “Why you SHOULD worry about cybercrime (but it’s no war)

  1. Kimberley Ramplin

    Spot on, Stilgherrian. One addition: RMA. You want a body count, it delivers (& will continue to do so) in spades.

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