Why North Korea Has the Best Cybersecurity in the World

WIB politics July 30, 2016 0

A computer class in North Korea. (Stephan) photo via Flickr Podcast — everything you know about cybersecurity is wrong by MATTHEW GAULT Guccifer 2.0, a hacker allegedly linked to...
A computer class in North Korea. (Stephan) photo via Flickr

Podcast — everything you know about cybersecurity is wrong

by MATTHEW GAULT

Guccifer 2.0, a hacker allegedly linked to the Russian government, released a treasure trove of emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee on the eve of the party’s convention.

Set the politics aside for a moment and see the hack for what it is — an act of foreign aggression playing out on a strange new battlefield. It’s another Watergate … had Watergate succeeded and been perpetrated by the Kremlin.

This week on War College, we talk to the man who literally wrote the book on cybersecurity — Peter W. Singer, senior fellow at the New America Foundation and the author of Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know.

Singer walks us through Moscow’s information warfare strategy, tells us why North Korea has the best cybersecurity on the planet and explains why everything we know about cybersecurity is wrong.