Defense Cyber ​​Command is concerned about manipulation of live video




Brigadier General Hans Folmer of the Dutch Defense Cyber ​​Command expressed his concern about the manipulation of video images in real time. He states that his unit to prepare for such developments.

He says in an interview with NRC. Manipulate real-time video images can be used by attackers Folmer according to mislead citizens, soldiers and politicians. Several researchers have shown methods of the newspaper in the last year that allows them, for example politicians in videos things can let say and do. Such manipulation can take place in real time, showed a study published in June last year.

Folmer also is concerned about the developments of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and nanotechnology. According to the Brigadier that “the greatest black boxes. “We do not know where technology is going,” he says. Folmer’s worried about arms with artificial intelligence who can make decisions about life and death. Which have been banned since 2016, according to international law.

How the Defense Cyber ​​Command should anticipate manipulation of video, Folmer said no. In the interview he says, however, that his command until now had only defensive capabilities, but now also going to work on offensive capabilities. Previously developed methods of attack and the unit according to Folmer now so far that they can participate in military operations abroad to disable enemy communications for example, phones and drones.

The Defense Cyber ​​Command consists of eighty units. According to Folmer is that an initial capacity, which is to grow. The command has existed since 2014 and falls under different agencies, including the National Cyber ​​Security Centre and the National Coordinator for Counterterrorism.


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