Do you fancy opening your next office in Baghdad?  Kabul?  Beirut? Bogata?  Medellin?


No?  Why not?  Could it be because you do NOT want your employees or clients to get caught in a crossfire?


That’s EXACTLY what you’re doing when you setup shop in “the cloud”.


A 3-pronged cyberwar has been going on for over a decade:

Battleground 1: Criminals vs consumers – malware, spyware, banking trojans

Battleground 2: Governments vs citizens – ECPA, Patriot Act, CISPA, ACTA, 3-strikes laws

Battleground 3: Governments/societies vs Governments – Stuxnet, Flame, Vupen exploits, China vs. Google, Brazil vs. Google, India vs. RIM, etc


From June 1, 2012

From his first months in office, President Obama secretly ordered increasingly sophisticated attacks on the computer systems that run Iran’s main nuclear enrichment facilities, significantly expanding America’s first sustained use of cyberweapons, according to participants in the program.

Hasan Sarbakhshian/Associated Press

Iran’s nuclear enrichment facility at Natanz.



How a Secret Cyberwar Program Worked

TimesCast Politics: Confront and Conceal


Iran Confirms Attack by Virus That Collects Information (May 30, 2012)

Facing Cyberattack, Iranian Officials Disconnect Some Oil Terminals From Internet (April 24, 2012)

Times Topic: Cyberattacks on Iran — Stuxnet and Flame

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Mr. Obama decided to accelerate the attacks — begun in the Bush administration and code-named Olympic Games — even after an element of the program accidentally became public in the summer of 2010 because of a programming error that allowed it to escape Iran’s Natanz plant and sent it around the world on the Internet. Computer security experts who began studying the worm, which had been developed by the United States and Israel, gave it a name: Stuxnet.

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