Over two weeks ago a key logging virus was discovered in the Creech Air Force Base control stations for Predator and Reaper drones. The drones kept flying, but the techo-geeks at Creech apparently have not been able to permanently remove the virus. This is all bad enough but the worse part of this story is that the much vaunted Air Force cyber warriors of the 24th Air Force didn't find out about this until they read about it in Wired magazine on 7 October.
I've read government and DoD plans on how we will defend our networks for over a decade. I've survived death by PowerPoint on this subject. DoD established Cyber Command as well as scores of other units and offices dedicated to protecting our networks. It's been all for naught… except for the money made by the beltway bandits. Does this bother anybody else?