On September 19, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Slate “War Stories” columnist Fred Kaplan discussed his latest book, Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War, with cadets and faculty in Washington Hall. He traced the history of the threat to 1983, when President Reagan saw the Matthew Broderick movie, War Games, and ordered his team of national security advisors to look into the threat posed by computer hackers to the security of the government’s computer systems. What he found would lead to NSDD-145, a classified directive called the National Policy on Telecommunications and Automated Information Systems Security.”
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