Monday, 28th May 2012
Five years after Estonia's cyber attacks: lessons learned for NATO?
Source: NATO Defense College
From the report:
In April 2007 a series of cyber attacks targeted Estonian information systems and telecommunication networks ... Lasting twenty-two days, the attacks were directed at a range of servers (web, email, DNS) and routers.
The 2007 attacks did not damage much of the Estonian IT infrastructure ... However, the attacks were a true wake-up call for NATO, offering a practical demonstration that cyber attacks could now cripple an entire nation dependent on IT networks.
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By Peggy Garvin
Peggy Garvin, of Garvin Information Consulting, is the author of United States Government Internet Directory (Bernan Press) and Real World Research Skills, 2009 (TheCapitol.Net). In her 20 years in the information business, Peggy has managed electronic information products and services in a variety of environments, including commercial publishing, e-commerce, law firms, and the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress. Peggy's work has been recognized with the 2011 SLA Dow Jones Leadership Award. She has a Masters of Library Science degree from Syracuse University School of Information Studies.
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