The New World of Cyber Warfare and Espionage

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Barack Obama picked up the unmanned drone program where George W. Bush left off. The Stuxnet computer virus that disabled part of Iran's nuclear program was science fiction made real by President Obama's executive order. He proved that computer codes can do what used to require military action. Does that mean they're subject to the rules of warfare? Can other nations strike back? The so-called “Flame” virus doesn't do physical damage, but it can learn the most closely guarded secrets of nation states and corporations. If the US uses these technologies, is it vulnerable to counter-attack?  Is it prepared or in a state of denial? 

Credits

Guests:
David Sanger - National Security Correspondent for the New York Times - @SangerNYT, Richard Clarke - Good Harbor Security Risk Management - @ghsrm, Kevin Mitnick - Mitnick Security Consulting - @Kevinmitnick, Catherine Lotrionte - Georgetown University

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Anna Scott, Katie Cooper, Frances Anderton