[Cryptography] North Korea and Sony

dan at geer.org dan at geer.org
Thu Dec 11 10:04:12 EST 2014

 | > "Banks Dreading Computer Hacks Call for Cyber War Council"
 | > Bloomberg, July 8, 2014
 | >
 | Are these people that clueless (which makes me even more worried about the
 | vulnerability of our financial systems), or are they trying to accomplish
 | something else?

I do not believe that a private company can sustainably deny
penetration by a commited state-level actor.  That then begs the
question of whether any particular sector or particular company
sees itself as a target of state-level actors.  It does not strike
me as nutty for any one of the world's twenty largest banks, taking
the current example, to think that it is now or could soon be a
target for state-level aggression.  As such, for a bank to request
state-level protections is not nutty, even if such protections are
likely to come with significant strings attached.

Or am I missing your point/question?


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