With state sponsored offensive Internet attacks almost reaching a point where it isn't even covert anymore, will the Internet have to be compartmentalized for business to succeed?
Will anyone operating in RIPE have to block APNIC, arin, and vice-versa? Will those entities have to be reshuffled so their boundaries fit the state conflict boundaries? Will the central authority of those entities be usurped by state or multi-state centralized authority (in the name of being best for its citizens, of course)?
We all want our businesses to succeed. Today it seems business is increasingly caught in the middle of this Internet naughtiness, whether they be direct targets or more likely indirect pawns.
It seems the desire for businesses to use the Internet for scale and financial savings is coming at a time when governments around the world are increasing their ability to be offensive on the very same network that business relies upon. As a result, business is increasingly caught in the middle of this Internet naughtiness, whether they be direct targets or more likely indirect pawns.
I see an impending virtual set of walls appearing on the Internet map, a compartmentalized Internet. A set of black markets will appear as underground conduits between state (more likely multi-state) compartments.
Does anyone else see this same impending conflict? Does anyone else see another outcome?