[AfrICANN-discuss] The world is moving gradually towards cyber war

Douglas Onyango ondouglas at gmail.com
Wed Oct 24 11:41:27 SAST 2012

On Oct 23, 2012 11:24 PM, "Dr Eberhard W Lisse" <el at lisse.na> wrote:
> It may be critical to the income of wannabe cyber security advisers, but
> *NONE* of his is critical infrastructure. These are plain business
> interests which can be protected by commercial means.

You are right --- none of these can be classified as Critical
Infrastructure; but I was merely answering the question "What is there to
attack in Africa"

Now tying it to your query on Critical Infrastructure, I meant the examples
I enumerated  to serve as a microcosm of the kind of threats our gov'ts

The response of gov't on both these, and other attacks ( e.g where they
just put back the same vulnerable system online only to be hacked again) is
telling of the gov'ts ability to respond to attacks.

The African country I come from uses SCADA to monitor its high voltage
powerlines (where fibre also passes). Considering how they responded to
mere website attacks, my point in the previous email is: how can I expect
them to do better with the SCADA system if it came under a sophisticated
attack, if they couldn't patch a CMS or implement secure webserver

And I guess there is an example of CI tht can attacked: Electric grid
monitored by SCADA :-)

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