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We Are in Early Years of International Cyber War Arms Race, Says Security Expert Bruce Schneier

Countries are not attacking each other but striking at the IT infrastructure of enterprises in rival states, says security pundit Bruce Schneier

  • Warwick Ashford
  • ComputerWeekly
  • June 4, 2015

Cyber attacks—such as that on Sony Pictures in 2014—suggest the world is in the early stages of a cyber war arms race.

So said Bruce Schneier, chief technology officer of Resilient Systems: “We are in the early years of a cyber war arms race. 

“There is a lot of nation state rhetoric, and we are seeing a lot of nation state attacks against non nation states,” he told Infosecurity Europe 2015 in London.

Schneier cited North Korea’s attack on Sony Pictures, China’s attack on Github and Iran’s attack on Saudi Aramco as examples.

“There is a lot of this back and forth, where countries are not attacking each other, but attacking companies in those countries—and I think we are going to see more of that,” he said…

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.