Forwarded from: William Knowles <wkat_private> http://www.taipeitimes.com/news/2002/04/27/story/0000133563 BLINDING THE ENEMY: The nation's new information warfare unit debuted during the latest military exercises and observers say it outclassed its simulated opponent STAFF WRITER, WITH REUTERS April 27th, 2002 The Taiwan military recently completed its Hankuang No. 18 military exercises, incorporating computerized simulations of an invasion of Taiwan in 2005 by the Chinese military. The exercise was the first time that the information warfare group set up by the army last year, "Task Force Tiger", was a part of the exercises -- featuring in a war game simulation code-named "Lusheng No. 2". The Hankuang exercises simulated the army's planned five-step war-development sequence: information warfare, electronic warfare, control of airspace, control of the seas and a counterattack on China. Teachers from the National Defense University played the role of the Chinese army in a simulation of an information warfare battle against Taiwan. They first used the Internet to spread false information and to disguise troop movements in order to confuse Taiwan's military. They followed this up with intelligence information warfare and psychological information warfare. They then launched another information warfare assault, using the Internet to send e-bombs and computer viruses in an attempt to cripple Taiwan's information-gathering system. "Task Force Tiger" countered by using advanced Internet firewalls to keep enemy hackers out and by launching computer viruses against the enemy's computer systems. The army says it has significantly raised its ability to break enemy database codes and firewall systems. In the exercise it successfully broke into "the enemy's" computers to cripple its information systems. Taiwan managed to win the information warfare part of the computerized war game, defeating the invading army's information warfare department for the third consecutive year -- making up for deficiencies in the missile defense system. US observers were reportedly impressed with the army's ability to counter enemy hackers and its ability to design firewalls, and they estimated that Taiwan's information warfare abilities exceed those of China by far. [...] *==============================================================* "Communications without intelligence is noise; Intelligence without communications is irrelevant." Gen Alfred. M. Gray, USMC ================================================================ C4I.org - Computer Security, & Intelligence - http://www.c4i.org *==============================================================* - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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