Thursday, May 30, 2013

Weak arguments against allowing cyber retaliation

The "Beltway Bandits" do not want to lose their source of lucrative government contracts, which is why the "stalking horses"have been tasked with killing the notion (see today's Computerworld article here). Here's argument from the article:
"This is a remarkably bad idea." said James Lewis, senior fellow and director of the technology and public policy program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. "It would harm the national interest."
Adherence to my Cyber Privateer Code of Conduct mitigates against damages to innocents caught in the middle. Which is my comment posted at the end of the article:

Consider the source of the recommendation against retaliation. And rather than looking at ways to protect/indemnify the innocent caught in the middle of retaliation, they look for reasons NOT to allow retaliation at all. A workable retaliation code of conduct is at

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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?