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  • Embarrassing Stories Shed Light On US Officials’ Technological Ignorance
    By on March 11, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments


    colinneagle writes “Speaking at the SXSW Conference recently, Dr. Peter W. Singer, director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, recalled one U.S. official who was ‘about to negotiate cybersecurity with China’ asking him to explain what the term ‘ISP’ (Internet Service Provider) means. This wasn’t the only example of this lack of awareness. ‘That’s like going to negotiate with the Soviets and not knowing what “ICBM” means,’ Dr. (more…)