In the Crossfire: Critical Infrastructure in the Age of Cyber War

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Title

In the Crossfire: Critical Infrastructure in the Age of Cyber War

Description

This McAfee report presents a global report on the threats facing key industries. To gather data, CSIS (Center for Strategic and International Studies) employees conducted interviews and surveys to executives who run IT, security or operational control systems companies (many of which are global). The study uses a lot of quantitative data from its respondents to show that the cyber threat is real.

The first chapter focuses on the most common cyber attacks businesses face and how often they occur. The next section focuses on responses to cyber threats and notes that money is the biggest obstacle for most corporations who want to enhance their cybersecurity. The next section goes into detail about what countries and companies are doing to counter the cyber threat. The report also discusses the role of the government and lastly, how to "improve security in an Age of Cyber War."

The report assumes that the United States is in a cyberwar and supports that claim by giving evidence that companies are being attacked frequently. However, the authors do not define what they mean by "cyberwar." While this report does include evidence from various surveys, it's not extremely clear on what the "age of cyber war" actually means or entails. 

The glossary provides a more thorough definition of the term "cyberwar." 

Creator

George Ivanov (CSIS researcher)

(no biography found) 

Publisher

Date

2010

Zotero

Collection

Citation

Stewart Baker, "In the Crossfire: Critical Infrastructure in the Age of Cyber War," in Cyberwar Resources Guide, Item #158, https://www.projectcyw-d.org/resources/items/show/158 (accessed November 30, 2021).