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Former NSA, CIA Director Says Intelligence-Gathering Isn't Cyberwar




Former NSA, CIA Director Says Intelligence-Gathering Isn't Cyberwar
Former NSA, CIA Director Says Intelligence-Gathering Isn't Cyberwar



http://www.darkreading.com/security/cybercrime/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=226400063 

By Tim Wilson
DarkReading
July 30, 2010 

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA -- Black Hat USA 2010 -- There's a difference between 
the gathering of foreign intelligence -- the spy game -- and outright 
cyberwarfare, a former CIA director told an audience here yesterday.

Gen. Michael Hayden, who has served as the director of the National 
Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency, offered some 
insight into the government's views on cyberwarfare in a keynote address 
at Black Hat. His comments ran contrary to some current and former 
government officials, who have stated that the U.S. is already engaged 
in cyberwar.

"When it comes to the question of what is cyberwar, we've been thinking 
a lot about it, but not very clearly," Hayden said. "I think we've 
gotten a little sloppy with the language."

Hayden, who is also a former Air Force general, offered some perspective 
on how military and intelligence leaders view the parameters of 
cyberwar.

"Cyber is a domain, just as land, sea, air, and space are domains," 
Hayden said. "God made those four domains; you made the fifth one. God 
did a better job."

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