Part 1: Once the exclusive domain of super-smart techhies, hacking has gone "mainstream" as an element of national defense. At what point does hacking (read, "computer network attack") rise to the level of warfare? Could United Nations Article V be invoked to engage collective self-defense against an attacker? What role could we play as smarter-than-average cyber-citizens? We'll examine some of the skirmishes that have set the stage for all-out cyberwarfare, and explore reasons why we haven't yet fought the "big one." G. Mark Hardy serves as President of National Security Corporation. He has been providing cyber security expertise to government, military, and commercial clients for over 30 years, and is the author of over 100 articles and presentations. He serves on the National Science Foundation's CyberWATCH Advisory Board, and is a retired Navy Captain. A graduate of Northwestern University and the Army War College, he holds a BS in Computer Science, a BA in Mathematics, a Masters in Business Administration, a Masters in Strategic Studies, and is designated as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).
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