For All The Cyberwar Talk, Turns Out There Have Been Fewer Attacks On The Pentagon's Network
from the cyberlull dept
Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn, who's been leading the charge for why the Pentagon should be in charge of cybersecurity, recently claimed that the frequency was increasing exponentially. Except that's not true, apparently. The NSA, who is the main group within the Defense Department that wants to handle cybersecurity, apparently had its boss specifically (falsely) claim that he was "alarmed by the increase, especially this year." Of course, there are still plenty of attacks -- no one is denying that, but it's even more evidence that the folks looking to use this to gain more power are clearly exaggerating what's going on.