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U.S. General Details the Impact of Cyber War

Do cyber attacks share any of the same characteristics of physical attacks the military faces all the time?

In a keynote address at the Black Hat security conference, a retired U.S. General and former CIA director explained why he thinks cyber attacks are quite different, but still a very serious and evolving threat. eSecurity Planet reports on the retired General's talk which also included some of the choice words of advice he said he gave to U.S. government officials.


LAS VEGAS -- Retired General Michael Hayden, a former director of the CIA, took the stage at the Black Hat security conference in a keynote address in which he explained the rules of cyber war.

At the top level, Hayden noted not every type of attack or exploit is actually an act of cyber war. He explained that "cyber" is just another domain to the U.S. military.

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