Weekend UpTake Interview: John Hoffoss


The internet can be a dangerous place. Beyond common scams and identity theft, the web is emerging as the new front for international disputes, espionage and all out war.

 

To tell us more about how the US is preparing for this brave new world, Host Jim Norton interviews John Hoffoss, an Information Security Consultant and judge in the 2009 Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. From April 19th, 2009.

 

To watch this interview as part of the full Weekend Uptake show, click here.

 

UPDATE – 4/22/09, 1PM CT: To hammer home the importance of this issue, hackers have not only compromised sections of the US electrical grid, but the Pentagon’s $300 billion Joint Strike Fighter program as well [via Wall Street Journal]

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