With the omnipresence of computers connected to the internet, troves of security personnel strive to keep our personal information safe and secure. Matching them move for move, a myriad of loosely organized hackers pose a growing threat to our personal and financial information. Charles R. Smith lays out the hidden battlefield of computer security and describes the motivations behind various factions of cyber-warriors in this interview with George Noory.
Charles R. Smith, President and CEO of SOFTWAR, is one of America's leading experts on cyber technology and its implications for war, terrorism, privacy and every way technology interacts with our lives. He received a U.S. government Top Secret clearance as a top-level computer engineer for EDS. There he was assigned to work with the U.S. Army on logistic projects during the Cold War. Smith has also become a noted investigative journalist.