In what is becoming an annual tradition, news of a targeted cyber-attack from China has once again made headlines. Commenting on the attacks targeting the Google email accounts high-level US government officials, Secretary of State Hillary voiced her concern over what could have been a serious breach of security. Compounded by the recent news of yet another attack against the user name and password information of tens of thousands of visitors to a Sony website, we wonder: what is the current state of cyber security to our nation's most vital intelligence assets?
For the answer we speak with security technologist Bruce Schneier, author of the book "Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly About Security in an Uncertain World." In our conversation we discuss the difference between cyber attacks and cyber war, and the future of global conflict.