Navy collisions: Could hackers have played a part | USA Today

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It is interesting to me that people doubt hackers could have played a part in these accidents. It’s not that it’s probable, but that it is extremely possible due to the nature of the navigation systems in use by the Navy today. As has been said for years, these problems will only continue to get worse as more and more systems are automated and moved from legacy to more digital formats.

Either there is some foul play somewhere in the midst of this fiasco, or someone is inept. This needs to be resolved quickly and the Navy needs to do their due diligence in investigating the possibility of foul play from the hacker community. Articles have been popping up as of late discussing fears of hacking related to nuclear weapons. This is a serious threat, and the past has proven that we do not always protect our military assets as well as we should.

Author: Phil

Phil Williams is an engineer with around 20 years of information technology industry experience with past focus areas in security, performance, and compliance monitoring and reporting. Phil is a husband, father of 6 children, and an avid geek who loves building computers, gaming, and gadgets. He has an undergraduate degree in general IT sciences and has worked with the US Government as a contractor for over 20 years. He is now in a security solutions advisory role for a large vendor supporting commercial and enterprise customers.

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