DawnNews’ Wired and Active show brings you this question of the week:
Should the Pakistan Army – and other military outfits around the world – be more worried about cyber attacks?
The Pentagon, for example, uses more than five million computers on 100,000 networks in 65 countries. For the past few years, the Pentagon networks have suffered numerous attacks, with hackers copying terabytes of military data. And yet, America’s online infrastructure remains vulnerable to security breaches. Earlier this year, the US Army resolved to develop a doctrine that would define the boundaries of its cyberspace and articulate a plan to defend its virtual borders. Some defence analysts have gone so far as to suggest that a conventional martial response be put in place to defend against cyber attacks.
To explicate the concept of cyber-warfare and virtual borders, Wired and Active will be speaking with security experts who explain that cyberspace is the new venue for military espionage. A US-based security expert will also call into the show to discuss the military’s online infrastructure. And CNN-IBN’s security correspondent unveils military planning to ward off cyber warfare.
What would you like to learn from these experts about cyber warfare? Do you think that armies are suitably prepared to prevent cyber attacks? What are the greatest dangers posed by martial excursions in the virtual world? And how equipped do you think the Pakistan Army is to deal with battle at this new, virtual frontline?
The best responses will be highlighted on this week’s episode of Wired and Active, which airs on DawnNews on Wednesday, June 24, at 8:30 p.m.