If I say it over an over again, it must be true …

“Keeping to your message, repeat it many times, and ignore the criticism” are key principles of success in Washington DC policy work. If you say something over and over again, it must be true. It does not matter if the message is true, based on facts, or have any empirical data to support your assertion. Read More

New Intelligence Squared debate – The CyberWar threat has been Grossly Exaggerated

Has the Cyber-War threat has been Grossly Exaggerated? Thanks to Intelligence Squared (I2) and Neustar for first – bring I2 outside of New York and second for setting up an Oxford-style debate to address the “market saturation” of the cyber-warfare threat. I’ve been a strong critic of the overhype, exaggeration, and fiction expounded by “individuals” Read More

The “Cyberwar” Dialog can be easily polluted …..

Watching discussions about cyberwar is a humorous diversion in the day. Take this New York Times article, “Halted ’03 Iraq Plan Illustrates U.S. Fear of Cyberwar Risk.” It starts interesting, talking about a battle plan that was considered as a lead into the 2003 attack on Iraq. Good News! War planning is good. Evaluating collateral Read More

US Military “BOTNETs” UnConstitutional?

Are US Military “BOTNETs” Unconstitutional? Every other month we get someone in the US Military ranting about how “we need to go on the offensive,” “we need to build our own BOTNETs,” we need to be better than our enemies.” This expression of anxiety is understandable. It is an expression of frustration, where the people Read More