Friday, July 15, 2011


We advance deeper into the murk if the future.

“The Pentagon released a long-promised cybersecurity plan Thursday that declares the Internet a domain of war. The plan notably does not spell out how the U.S. military would use the Web for offensive strikes. The Defense Department’s first-ever plan for cyberspace calls on the DoD to expand its ability to thwart attacks from other nations and groups, beef up its cyber workforce and expand collaboration with the private sector. Like major corporations and the rest of the federal government, the military “depends on cyberspace to function,” the DoD plan says. The U.S. military uses cyberspace for everything from carrying out military operations to sharing intelligence data internally to managing personnel. “The department and the nation have vulnerabilities in cyberspace,” the document states. “Our reliance on cyberspace stands in stark contrast to the inadequacy of our cybersecurity.” Other nations “are working to exploit DoD unclassified and classified networks, and some foreign intelligence organizations have already acquired the capacity to disrupt elements of DoD’s information infrastructure,” the plan states. “Moreover, non-state actors increasingly threaten to penetrate and disrupt DoD networks and systems.” (Click here for more)

Click here for “Stairway To Heaven” – but not what you might expect.

The secret word is Davros


Aleleeinn said...

DoD currently bloccs all IPs originating in China. Too many DoS attacks.
William Gibson's Neuromancer is very on target. Hacking and organ running the industries fo the 21st century.
I've got some military grade "Black Ice" from China if you can get me a good liver and a set of GE slate grey eyes.

Aleleeinn said...

thanks for the line Mick. It just confirmed what I have thought about S2H since I first heard it.
I wrote a wonderful lie addressed to my friends telling them how I wrote the lyrics and music to S2H. I set the story in an Irish wood and it happened over night. I simply backed the lyrics into my scene.
But I had long heard that LZ was into Tolkien and felt the Celtic flavor of Stairway. Well, that link between the Celtic and the American country/Bluegrass came through. Dolly did a nice job. I'll have to go reread the story.