Cyberwar Not Same as Cybercrime, Schmidt Says

White House cybersecurity coordinator Howard Schmidt said that policymakers and others should stop "conflating... cyberwar with cyber-espionage with cybercrime." Resolving online criminality like identity theft should be treated differently than protecting the electric grid from sabotage by foreign powers or online espionage, but war-like rhetoric may threaten the U.S.'s ability to deal with any of these issues effectively, he warned.