Cybersecurity needs maritime diplomacy

Thursday - 8/12/2010, 8:30am EDT

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  • What does maritime diplomacy in the South China Sea have to do with cybersecurity? That is where some critical undersea communications cables are. Fred Teng of NewsChina magazine writes for the Huffington Post that cyber warfare is a possibility if tensions continue to rise on the Korean Peninsula. During the Worldwide Cybersecurity Summit those undersea communications cables were identified as an extremely critical component to the global cyber network. He says it is already hard to repair those cables because of territorial disputes, and that more tension could jeopardize global financial services, media, transportation, and energy industries, plus essential government services and national security.

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