Is Task Force Smith Rushing To An Electronic Pearl Harbor?

ABSTRACT

The United States of America remains ill prepared against cyberattack in spite of years of well-documented and well-publicized warnings by governmental and non-governmental organizations. The result is the extreme vulnerability of the U.S. to attack in cyberspace by its opponents with severe consequences to the U.S. infrastructure and economy. This paper examines why the ill preparedness of the U.S. to cyberattack is a serious problem, a brief history of this problem with an emphasis on the recent three years, the on-going measures to solve this problem, recommended solutions, and a conclusion.


AUTHORS

United States Army War College, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Reserves,
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology

Curtis “Curt” M. Hellenbrand, Jr. is a Lieutenant Colonel (Promotable) in the U.S. Army reserves assigned to the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology as a staff officer. His military specialties are finance, automation, and acquisition. He received his MBA from the University of Southern California in accounting-information systems, a Masters of Science in computer information systems from Georgia State University, and a Masters in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.

 

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Keywords

A

AI
APT

C

C2
C2S
CDX
CIA
CIP
CPS

D

DNS
DoD
DoS

I

IA
ICS

M

S

SOA

X

XRY

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