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US Government Computer Penetration Programs and the Implications for Cyberwar
July-Sept. 2012 (vol. 34 no. 3)
pp. 4-21
Edward Hunt, College of William & Mary
The US Department of Defense was the driving force behind the development of sophisticated computer penetration methodologies. By analyzing the security of the nation's time-sharing computer systems, security analysts developed an expert understanding of computer penetration. Eventually, the US and its intelligence agencies utilized computer penetration techniques to wage offensive cyberattacks.
Index Terms:
US Department of Defense ,Military communication,Cyberspace,Security,Computer security,Information protection,cyberwar,information assurance,history of computing,computer security,computer penetration
Citation:
Edward Hunt, "US Government Computer Penetration Programs and the Implications for Cyberwar," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 4-21, July-Sept. 2012, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2011.82
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