U.S. Urges NATO to Build 'Cyber Shield'
An AFP article, via PhysOrg.com, reports that:
NATO must build a "cyber shield" to protect the transatlantic alliance from any Internet threats to its military and economic infrastructures, a top US defence official said Wednesday.More here.
Cyber security is a "critical element" for the 28-nation alliance to embrace at its summit of leaders in Lisbon on November 19-20, US Deputy Defence Secretary William Lynn said in Brussels.
"The alliance has a crucial role to play in extending a blanket of security over our networks," Lynn said.
"NATO has a nuclear shield, it is building a stronger and stronger defence shield, it needs a cyber shield as well," he said at a forum hosted by the Security & Defence Agenda think-tank.
The Pentagon's number two called for adopting the Cold War-era strategy of "collective defence" in the cyber arena.
Note: This seems like a red herring to me -- in fact, I'm still trying to figure out how they think this would work. - ferg