Clarke Warns of Cyber Attack

By Freddie Pierce
Richard Clarke, the former counter-terrorism adviser to Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, has made a staggering new claim this week that the...

Richard Clarke, the former counter-terrorism adviser to Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, has made a staggering new claim this week that the United States is currently under a cyber attack from China.  What’s worse, he suggests, is that our current administration is aware of it and can do very little to stop it.

 Allegations from Mr. Clarke wouldn’t be so troublesome if he hadn’t spent most of 2001 warning the Bush administration about the possibility of an impending al-Qaida attack right before the cataclysmic 9-11 tragedy.  He became well-known for his rather acrimonious denunciation of the Bush administration’s attitude toward counter-terrorism pre and post 9-11.

SEE RELATED STORIES FROM THE WDM CONTENT NETWORK:

·         The Coming Supply Chain Renaissance

·         Did Steve Jobs’ Death Shine a Light on the Supply Chain?

Click here to read the latest edition of Supply Chain Digital

In Clarke’s recently published book “Cyberwar: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It, he turns his attention to another potential security catastrophe: computer-based terrorism attacks.

In an interview with Fresh Air host Terry Gross, Clarke states that "A cyber attack could disable trains all over the country.  It could blow up pipelines. It could cause blackouts and damage electrical power grids so that the blackouts would go on for a long time. It could wipe out and confuse financial records, so that we would not know who owned what, and the financial system would be badly damaged. It could do things like disrupt traffic in urban areas by knocking out control computers. It could, in nefarious ways, do things like wipe out medical records."

Click here to download Supply Chain Digital’s iPad app!

Share

Featured Articles

Accenture Euro ops chief offers Ukraine supply chain advice

Accenture European Lead on Operations, Eloi Decottignies, urges organisations to limit effect of Ukraine war by focusing on strategic operations & people

Pay suppliers on time, CIPS CEO Harrison urges big business

In such turbulent times, strong supplier relations can be a life-saver but organisations are crippling many with late payment, says CIPS CEO Harrison

Dell supply chief Kevin Brown has sustainability in sights

As Head of Supply Chain at Dell Technologies, Kevin Brown is helping to lead the multinational technology company into a greener future

Supply, logistics, procurement & tech weekly news round-up

Digital Supply Chain

EU supply chain regulations webinar available on demand

Supply Chain Risk Management

Supply Chain Digital Show speaks to 1ince COO, Ivo Rook

Digital Supply Chain