OECD Report Criticizes Proposed Internet "Kill Switch"

A proposed U.S. Internet "kill switch" to be used in the event of a cyberwar could actually cause more problems than it would prevent, a new report commissioned by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has argued. The report for the OECD by the London School of Economics and the University of Oxford looked at the potential of cyber-events to cause major disruption and found a tendency to exaggerated language, an over-reliance on military concepts of war and defence and plenty of confused thinking.