Conspiring or incompetent, Lockheed Martin must be shown the door.
Tony Cartalucci, Contributing Writer
Bangkok, Thailand May 31, 2011 – Lockheed Martin has claimed, and the US Department of Defense has confirmed, that the megalithic defense contractor has suffered a “cyber incident.”
Lockheed Martin is claimed to be a defense contractor American national security depends on. If this private corporation really is bestowed with such a grave responsibility and it was incompetent enough to put sensitive information and systems onto the public Internet, it should immediately have such responsibilities stripped away and perhaps undergo a vigorous investigation in regards to its criminal negligence in handling sensitive state secrets. At the very least, all contracts should be canceled and new contractors immediately found – ones capable of isolating sensitive information from the public Internet.
Instead, the war profiteering corporation and the extralegal, extraterritorial global corporate-financier steering committees it is a member of, are using the attack to add to the growing call to institute increasing control over the Internet. It is yet another suspicious incident that has corporate-funded pundits calling for increased “cyber security” and lending further justification for the completely unjustified existence of government agencies like the “Department of Homeland Security.”
Our politicians then parrot verbatim the think-tanks and their corporate media talking points declaring that cyber security must take center stage – not the gross incompetence of corporations that have uncontested, undue access and influence over the American tax payers’ money. The next step will be increased legislation giving the government and their corporate handlers more control over how the public uses the Internet – all based on and citing incidents like Lockheed Martin’s recent cyber security breach.
Defying Common Sense
Even on a personal level, private, confidential information is safest when it is kept solely on a closed system, disconnected from the Internet. Any information put on the Internet must be assumed to be at potential risk and suitable contingencies must be put in place to deal with that information falling into the wrong hands. If that information must absolutely not fall into the wrong hands, it must then be entirely isolated from the Internet.
Scientists who worked on America’s most sensitive defense projects historically would live and work sequestered at research facilities. They would not bring their briefcases full of national secrets to the local cafe, ride the city buses, nor talk about such information on public telephone networks. It is hard to believe that today, such corporations, many born from these WWII and Cold War defense projects, have suddenly forgotten the value of closed, controlled systems where secret research and sensitive projects are isolated from the public in all manners.
Tony Cartalucci’s articles have appeared on many alternative media websites, including his own at
Land Destroyer Report.