Sunday, March 01, 2015

Mike Rogers - Destructive offensive actions are coming...

“I think it’s only a matter of time until we see destructive offensive actions taken against critical U.S. infrastructure,” said Adm. Mike Rogers, the director of the National Security Administration and commander of the U.S. Cyber Command.

History has shown us to date that you can [look at] any confrontation, any crisis to date and that there’s a cyber component to it,” he said. “Cyber is going to be a fundamental component of the world we’re living in.”

Interesting. I spent two days with the CI community last week, and a couple of hours with the cyber folks in the White House on Friday. I'm thinking Mike Rogers is living in a bit of a government enshrouded cave. Think there's not been damage to companies already and that destructive offensive attacks haven't occurred already? 

We've seen hard drives spun to failure. We've seen DDoS and telephone interruptions and massive operations used to keep incident responders busy. We've seen election computers trojaned to manipulate elections. 

I'd bet a dollar, although I have no direct proof, critical infrastructures in not only the US, but abroad, have already occurred.