Barack Obama Is The First Cyber War President, But A President Can't Win A Cyber War
Fast Company, By: Neal Ungerleider
President Barack Obama ran on “change we can believe in”--and he and
the media will take the opportunity in this week's State of the Union
address to assess his response to the global economic crisis and
rebuilding America's health insurance system. But there's a quiet change
happening in his role as Commander-in-Chief, too--one you won't likely
hear much about in Tuesday evening's address. Slowly, with very few
observers noting it, Obama has become our first cyber-war president.
As popularly described in media and politics, “cyber war” includes
discreet information gathering, prolonged economic sabotage, and
pinpoint attacks against the infrastructure of rival states--through the
Internet and allied technologies such as USB stick-sharing. It would be
more accurate to call it the
war. So ... "cyber war" it is.