The feds are losing the cyberwar


By Bruce Sterling

*Nothing quite like a bracing admission of defeat.

*I don’t think this is happening because hackers are too smart; it’s because hackers are too Chinese. The cyber-infrastructures were never built to resist modern levels of assault by nation-states and large networks of activists. Spysat software was built to resist this level of assault, but it’s not good for much else besides spysats.

*Sooner or later we’ll see a change in strategic doctrine. This is like discovering that gunpowder defeats castle walls. It does, then you do something else.

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