Defense against Infowar

Starting in 1985, I noticed various ways in which our information infrastructure was vulnerable to electronic or physical attack. I didnít go public with this concern because I feared it would do more harm than good.

There is now considerable attention being paid to our vulnerability especially by the Department of Defense and there is much media attention. My focus is on protecting the civilian infrastructure, although it is sometimes difficult to separate military from civilian in this domain.

I spoke regarding these concern at a meeting at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington in May 1996. The text of that talk has been published in the Proceedings; From Infoware to Infowar, in Defining a Decade: Proceedings of the CSTB 10th Anniversary Symposium, National Academy of Sciences, 1997, 1-7.