Should You Strike Back?
Source: ComputerWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Hacks/Cracks There's a war brewing in cyberspace. Make that a Netwar, so dubbed in Countering the New Terrorism, a book published last year by The RAND Corp., a Santa Monica, Calif.-based nonprofit research group formed during World War II.. . . There's a war brewing in cyberspace. Make that a Netwar, so dubbed in Countering the New Terrorism, a book published last year by The RAND Corp., a Santa Monica, Calif.-based nonprofit research group formed during World War II.

It'll be a long time before remote-controlled robots fight battles to keep intruders out of office buildings (though unconfirmed reports circulated among security newsgroups in September did claim that a company in Thailand has invented a gun-toting robot directed through a remote-controlled camera).

But many players, including the government, RAND and Winn Schwartau, a security analyst in Seminole, Fla., say this information war is already upon us. And in his Internet survival book, Cybershock, Schwartau claims that some private corporations are already launching military-style counterattacks to protect their interests.

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