Cyber Espionage and Warfare
Provided below are a few of the dozens of online research points used in writing SWARM. There are literally hundreds of references available on the internet related security issues.
Bottom Line: Cyber assaults on the US and allies grows exponentially, China actively works on combining AI into cyber weapons and the US does not appear to be keeping up with defenses.
Since 2001, billions of consumer, government and commercial accounts have been hacked. The data creates a lucrative black market. China is weaponizing personal & military data.
Bottom Line: We remain vulnerable.
The National Security Agency and US Cyber Command together protect America. NSA also gathers intel on Americans under the post-911 PRISM homeland security laws.
Bottom Line: We are quietly at war.
There is a major trend by consumer, business and government entities to move to bio-metric security to replace passwords. This will be a fatal national security error.
Bottom Line: Bio-metric endangers our privacy and security, and fits the mark.
During 1993, a program escaped the Lawrence Livermore Labs at Sandia, and was never captured (TRUE STORY). When I created a webisode about this program in 95', the FBI came to my home to get me to take down the site. That program is the true life basis for SLVIA. During 2016, Russia hacked a old CIA cyber tool containing the same functions as given to SLVIA in '95.
Bottom Line: SLVIA remains at large and could be anyone online.