Saturday, July 26, 2008
US. Cybersecurity and the presidential campaign
SC Magazine: In a speech delivered Wednesday at Purdue University, Sen. Barack Obama warned of the dangers of new forms of terrorism that could damage the United States. After detailing threats from nuclear and biological weapons, the presidential candidate outlined what he envisioned for a cybersecurity infrastructure that would protect the nation's computer networks and strengthen science and computer education programs. “Every American depends – directly or indirectly – on our system of information networks. They are increasingly the backbone of our economy and our infrastructure; our national security and our personal well-being. But it's no secret that terrorists could use our computer networks to deal us a crippling blow,” he said.