United States grows more fearful of ‘war’ in cyber space

The UK's Global Operations Security Control Centre protects military networks (photo:dpa)
The UK's Global Operations Security Control Centre protects military networks (photo:dpa)

United States President Barack Obama has intensified his administration’s efforts to fight the growing threat of cyber space attacks, but many US security experts fear that America is in a ‘race of time’ and already losing the fight. The first in a seven-part series on cyber- attacks looks at the threat to the US of cyber espionage by China and at growing fears that countries, particularly Iran and China, could use attacks to sabotage US infrastructure.

UNITED States defence programmes are facing sharp cuts to their budgets, but one exception is cyber security. The personnel of the Pentagon’s Cyber Command is being increased five-fold, from 900 to 4,900 people. This is a measure of h...

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