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callsign222
07-15-2018, 12:39 PM
Dan Coats Director of National Intelligence:


“The warning lights are blinking red again,” Mr. Coats said as he cautioned of cyberthreats. “Today, the digital infrastructure that serves this country is literally under attack.”

He emphasized that focusing on possible election-related attacks, including during the November midterms, misses an important point. He warned of the potential for a crippling cyberattack against critical U.S. infrastructure — a power outage in New England in January or a cyber attack on banks that wipes out people's life savings.

"These actions are persistent. They're pervasive and they are meant to undermine America's democracy on a daily basis, regardless of whether it is election time or not," Coats said.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/13/us/politics/dan-coats-intelligence-russia-cyber-warning.html

https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2018/07/13/us/politics/ap-us-intelligence-director-cyber.html


If anyone has the guts to read it, I highly suggest "The Perfect Weapon" by Dave Sanger (https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/547683/the-perfect-weapon-by-david-e-sanger/9780451497895/). It's a whole new ballgame and we won't grasp the significance of it until later down the road with the availability of hindsight. I just happened to be reading it this week when this article was published and am surprised Coat's warnings got little traction. Friday news cycle? Chilling, chilling stuff.

This transcends partisan politics.

oznabrag
07-15-2018, 12:41 PM
Dan Coats Director of National Intelligence:



https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/13/us/politics/dan-coats-intelligence-russia-cyber-warning.html

https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2018/07/13/us/politics/ap-us-intelligence-director-cyber.html


If anyone has the guts to read it, I highly suggest "The Perfect Weapon" by Dave Sanger (https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/547683/the-perfect-weapon-by-david-e-sanger/9780451497895/). It's a whole new ballgame and we won't grasp the significance of it until later down the road with the availability of hindsight. I just happened to be reading it this week when this article was published and am surprised Coat's warnings got little traction. Friday news cycle? Chilling, chilling stuff.

This transcends partisan politics.

Yes it does, to rational minds.

For the likes of Louie Gohmert NOTHING transcends partisan politics.

Durnik
07-15-2018, 01:44 PM
'transcends partisan politics'??

Congress & the FBI knew Wallboy was a foreign agent while he ran - and said nothing.. and knew when he took the oath of office - and said nothing.

There's your 'partisan politics'..




"The problem with the progressives and liberals right now is that they are still treating this situation like we are in a state of normalcy."

callsign222
07-15-2018, 01:58 PM
I personally don't disagree with either of you, at all. But that wasn't the point of the phrase.

Gib Etheridge
07-15-2018, 02:03 PM
I don't remember the first time I heard that "You get what you give".

Destabilization for profit is a well known ploy, one that the US has excelled at since WW2. There's short term money in it.

skuthorp
07-15-2018, 04:21 PM
Dan Coats Director of National Intelligence:



https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/13/us/politics/dan-coats-intelligence-russia-cyber-warning.html

https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2018/07/13/us/politics/ap-us-intelligence-director-cyber.html


If anyone has the guts to read it, I highly suggest "The Perfect Weapon" by Dave Sanger (https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/547683/the-perfect-weapon-by-david-e-sanger/9780451497895/). It's a whole new ballgame and we won't grasp the significance of it until later down the road with the availability of hindsight. I just happened to be reading it this week when this article was published and am surprised Coat's warnings got little traction. Friday news cycle? Chilling, chilling stuff.

This transcends partisan politics.

Excuse me, I clearly remember warnings about the matter of what we now call cyber security a very long time ago, when the actuality of the technology was still more or less theoretical.
I doubt we have ever been more vulnerable to one crippling attack, everything from traffic lights, to the financial systems, to military controls, to electoral systems.
All your eggs in one basket is a phrase that comes .to mind

Nicholas Scheuer
07-15-2018, 04:27 PM
Dumb Ass Trump probably is already looking for Coat's replacement, labeling everything about this warning "fake news" because, as we know ad nauseum. "there was no collusion". Trump's major concern, of course, is "the 30 emails".