- This Week: "Cyber War!,"
Thursday, Apr. 24 at 9:00pm (WGTE) on PBS
- Inside Frontline: A note from producer Michael Kirk
- Live Discussion: Chat with the producer on Fri. at 11 a.m. ET
+ This Week ...
It wasn't your father's war game. For four days last week, specialists
from the United States military academies and the National Security
Agency engaged in the third annual Cyber Defense Exercise, in which a
team of hackers from the NSA attempted to penetrate the computer
defenses of each academy, while teams of cadets did their best to thwart
But as the military becomes ever more adept at cyber warfare, what of
the nation's homeland cyber security? After Sept. 11, as most
intelligence gathering shifted to finding Al Qaeda cells throughout the
world, one group at the White House led by Richard Clarke -- former head
of counterterrorism under President Clinton -- decided to investigate
the threat of attacks from cyberspace. What they found was not
In "Cyber War!," this Thursday, Apr. 24 at 9:00pm (WGTE) on PBS,
FRONTLINE investigates just how vulnerable the Internet is to both
virtual and physical attack, and how the Internet could be used to
launch a major assault on the nation's critical infrastructure. Some,
such as Clarke, believe that major cyber attacks are imminent. And yet
he and others have had only limited success in convincing Washington
that cyber security needs to be a top priority.
We hope you'll join us on Thursday night, and on our website following
the broadcast, where you'll find extended coverage and a chance to share
your views, at http://www.pbs.org/frontline/
Just wanted to post this is case anyone is interested.