One of the goals of the current National Security Strategy is to expand world economic activity and prosperity. This goal for economic prosperity is linked to globalization and this information technologies that tie the world's economics and occupants together. A primary means of communication and information sharing is the Internet. The United States (US) is currently the world's largest user and proponent of the Internet. The massive sharing of information is crucial for US economic development and expansion and is in line with the American concept of itself. However the Internet as a method of sharing information has a dark side. The information accessible level of communications linkages and sheer interconnectiveness of the World-Wide-Web leaves the US vulnerable to violent non-state actors using the Internet. These groups will use the Internet and its architecture to command & control collect information target possibly attack access and disseminate the results of their activities with minimal exposure to traditional means of national intelligence collection and detection. The architecture is allowing violent non-state actors to attack the US over its own systems and designs. This paper will look at this phenomenon the scope of the problem draw conclusions and make some recommendations.