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Monday, September 19, 2011

Low-bidder SCADA systems have doomed U.S.

SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems run everything from the power grid to sewers and public water supplies (in addition to, heh heh, Iranian nuclear centrifuges). If somebody wants to cause some really bad things to happen in SCADA-dense countries (like the United States), the job doesn't appear to be extremely hard. Today's SCADA-bug story is making the rounds. Don't think of it as an interesting story with distant relevance to your personal life. Think of it as an exclamation point on the need for privatizing national cyber security with licensed and bonded cyber privateers.

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Implementation suggestions for THE MORGAN DOCTRINE are most welcome. What are the "Got'chas!"? What questions would some future Cyber Privateering Czar have to answer about this in a Senate confirmation hearing?