Homeland Security and Cyber-Attacks

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on March 25, 2003

The Department of Homeland Security issued a press announcement on Operation LIBERTY SHIELD, which “is a comprehensive national plan designed to increase protections for America’s citizens and infrastructure while maintaining the free flow of goods and people across our border with minimal disruption to our economy and way of life.” Under the topic CyberSecurity, the plan calls for pro-active monitoring of the “Internet for signs of a potential terrorist attack, cyber-terrorism, hacking, and state-sponsored information warfare.”

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