Transatlantic Cyber War Games Are to Start SoonAdded: Friday, February 6th, 2015
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The UK and US intelligence agencies are going to conduct transatlantic cyber “war games” in order to test their resilience to the global cyber attacks. The heads of the two countries have started negotiations on the topic and will announce that a simulated attack will target banks in the City of London and Wall Street later in 2015.
The simulated “war game” against the financial sector will be carried out with the help of specialists of the Bank of England and other financial institutions and coordinated by a new joint “cyber-cell” of the two countries. The latter will be created by agents from GCHQ and MI5 on the UK side and the NSA and the FBI on the US side.
The US and UK leaders do not underestimate the threat of Islamist extremists in Syria, Iraq and in Europe and the dangers represented by cyber-warfare. Obama pointed to the “urgent and growing danger” posed by cyber attacks, and the example was a recent attack on Sony Pictures. Previously, the president spoke of the need for a “shared mission” with the participation of the government and the private sector. Considering that most of the “critical infrastructure” of the United States is owned by the private sector and runs on networks connected to the Internet, the conclusion can be made that neither the government nor the private sector can defend the nation alone.
Cooperation between the US and the UK is supposed to pool their effort and allow them stay one step ahead of those who seek to attack. The heads of the states believe that the joint exercises and training of the next generation of cyber experts may ensure that the countries have the capability required to protect critical sectors like energy, transport and financial infrastructure from the potential threats.
In the meantime, David Cameron has some questions to ask Obama and will apparently press him to influence the tech giants, including Facebook and Twitter, to intensify their efforts in cooperating with the intelligence agencies, which want to monitor the communications of suspected terrorists. David Cameron has announced his plans a few days ago to build a stronger legal framework that would allow intelligence agencies to break into encrypted communications of the suspects, but he needs support of the US-based companies, including the largest social media websites.
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Friday, February 6th, 2015
|posted by (2015-02-06 14:32:53)|
|War game or another smoke screen to test the equipments to spy on us, and using terrorism for justification.|
|yeah!! ur right edddy..|
|posted by (2015-02-07 12:49:48)|
|Right, its a good mechanism to deploy added structures and get around the barriers of anon's also while having these cyber wars. Testing purposes to test vulnerabilities on shall I say encryption of trying to break barriers with users privacy behind security which would be vpn piracy. I would say stay safe when these games start. Thanks for the news, good to know this.|
|Keep those tin foil hats on you freaks. It's about incumbents getting reelected by pretending to make their constituents safe. It's not monitoring anything. You think this will happen all year long or something. Nobody has the time. If anything, it will happen over a weekend and they see if the other side can break or steal dummy data from the other. Then they publicize the results to look good for businesses and voters. Then it's just sitting around until another large source of tax revenue gets hit and they need to look strong and protective again.|
|Its a daily grind for a lot of analysts I am sure within each respective countries version of Intelligence services as it should be for banking and other services,but and it is a big But even though in a respective partnership as far as individuals metadata goes the Banking community should feel less safe after corporate Americas owned security services go poking about for personal confidential data,using terrorism and Cyber criminals as an excuse since anti-trust is not just limited to search engines and Microsoft but to other institutions as well,only those very naive customers would continue using their services after or before this legitimized snooping,still now its known its going to happen I wonder how many others may try to access these institutions during these games,lol,can anyone play. (;^D)|
|Of course the easiest way for any financial institution to be brought down is to DDOS it for a few days as with betfair who lost 10 million in 4 days I believe some years back before taking a suggestion of a java back-end from [email protected] (:^D)|
|Yes indeed and then they only need to flag activity as terror related and FISA court comes in.|
Thats not a good thing. Not quite the brave new world I was hoping for.
|posted by (2015-02-10 18:13:09)|
|it's like pirate govs vs govs to check and test defenses of any future treats..|
|I am terrified that privacy will be destroyed on the net.|
Also I am terrified that innocent people are dying.
|posted by (2015-02-11 15:42:58)|
|Its all about protecting capitalism, in the progress the ordinary man are getting screwed harder up the ass. We need a new system that pays everybody to participate on any level not only a few!|
|Democracy is what they say it is and privacy is an illusion,it seems very ironic that internet spying by the UK govt was implemented by the ideas of a pedophile in the 1st instance to catch pedophiles (supposedly)and that No terrorists have been caught by this spying method since 2007 despite 70+ centres for monitoring as with Microsoft fusion centres,the FBI,CIA and NSA etc.This latest round of Cyber games only enforces and extrapolates the reach of their spying from domestic into commercial on a false pretext to further the gains of big brother,we in the UK await further Orwellian advances such as a Gitmo on the Isle of Wight,Isle of dogs or some other fascist disregard of our rights through a protocol that was designed by TimBL for the masses and not as a resource for govt spying and control of same.||
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