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Intensifying Cyber Threats

Jonathan Zittrain | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Zittrain

Perceived digital warfare is escalating as a sophisticated breed of attack against corporations, governments and individuals.

We Need a Geneva Convention on Cyber Warfare

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.28.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The "brave new world" of computer warfare -- in all its frightening aspects -- desperately needs some rules and limits. Communications spying and drone attacks are only the precursors for what could be eventually deployed against the United States.

A New Era of Digital Protest

Robert Muggah | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Robert Muggah

Social networks are viewed with suspicion by the political establishment. Many governments are finding it increasingly difficult to control the public narrative in a world where information is available in realtime, and on an unfathomable scale.

Someone Is Telling Iranian Scientists: Don't Buy Green Bananas!

Haggai Carmon | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Haggai Carmon

Someone has been sending a message to Iranian nuclear scientists, and now to Iranian Cyberwar experts: don't bother buying green bananas; before they ripen, you could be dead.

It's Time We Talk About Cyber Deterrence

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 11.12.2013 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

When it comes to cyber deterrence, the revolutionary idea for policy makers to get their heads around is that the public and private sector need to be better informed on discussions pertaining to a state's cyber war capabilities.

Sasha Belenky

The Most Important General You've Never Heard Of, And Other Must-Read Stories | Sasha Belenky | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

1. The Most Important General You've Never Heard Of Edward Snowden's disclosures about the U.S. government's mass surveillance programs have focuse...

Snowden Unmasks the True Aggressor in Cyber-Warfare: The United States

Bea Edwards | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics
Bea Edwards

Snowden gave us a chance to stop this before the Chertoff Group, SAIC, CACI, Lockheed and the rest of them are unstoppable. Once we're into a cyberwar, it's over. The war will be invisible, secret and eternal - conducted with our tax dollars, but without our knowledge.

Strategic Stability in Cyberspace

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics
Franz-Stefan Gady

One of the principle questions moving forward will be how the United States and China can manage to contain their disagreements over cyberspace without an escalation in cyber rivalry and the risk of a full-scale cyber war.

Beware of the Syrian Sucker Punch

James P. Farwell | Posted 07.03.2013 | World
James P. Farwell

Those seeing the human tragedy unfolding in Syria with a heart full of hell, ready to jump in, stop the bloodshed, and deliver Bashar al Assad a knock-out punch might do well to recall a telling anecdote from journalist Dexter Filkins from his days in Iraq.

Jaws, Nuclear Weapons, and Cyber War

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 07.01.2013 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

The top Chinese official of the People's Liberation Army, General Fang Fenghui recently announced that the consequences of a major cyber attack "may be as serious as a nuclear bomb." His remarks are symptomatic of the global uncertainty surrounding the results of a 'major cyber attack.'

Stuxnet and the Dawn of Algorithmic Warfare

Jason Healey | Posted 06.16.2013 | Technology
Jason Healey

Though autonomous, destructive robots are a long-time, hackneyed science fiction plot, for some time, this new kind of warfare has been shifting from yesterday's movie to today's reality.

Gerry Smith

Choosing Bytes Over Bombs: Military Veterans Wanted As Hackers In Cyberwar | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.01.2013 | Technology

LINCROFT, N.J. -- In 2005, Kevin Jorge dodged mortar attacks on a military base in Afghanistan. Today, Jorge, a National Guardsman with an IT backgrou...

Report For NATO Justifies Killing Of Hackers In A Cyberwar

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.22.2013 | Technology

The U.S. government has taken a hard line on hackers lately, charging them with federal crimes that carry lengthy prison sentences. But a new repor...

Gerry Smith

Security Chief's Cyberwar Testimony Seen As Veiled Threat To Enemies | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.15.2013 | Technology

As threats of a crippling cyberattack against the United States have mounted, the Obama administration has pushed repeatedly for stronger digital defe...

The Distinguished Warfare Medal: A Sign of the Changing Times

Heather Roff | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics
Heather Roff

Leon Panetta recently announced the creation of the "the Distinguished Warfare Medal" to recognize outstanding achievements by unmanned aerial vehicle pilots. Yet how can one evaluate acts in war when the fighter is not on the battlefield and is in no physical danger?

5 Ways to Prepare for the Coming Cyber War

Adam Levin | Posted 04.21.2013 | Technology
Adam Levin

As news of major breaches roll in like waves on a storm-eroded beach, the likelihood increases that the next war we fight will be waged on computers aimed at crippling the systems that keep the wheels of government and daily life turning.

Obama, Preemptive Cyberwarfare and the Banks

Ben Hammersley | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Ben Hammersley

What does "evidence of a major digital attack looming" look like? There are no convoys to see from a spy plane, no fleet heading sailing towards Hawaii. Without an idea of what this evidence is, the guidelines seem to justify preemptive attacks against just about anyone at any time.

The "Cyber Weapons Gap": What Do We Really Know About China's Cyber Warfare Capabilities?

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 02.20.2013 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

Today, we are in danger of falling into a "cyber weapons gap" -- exaggerating the capabilities of the Chinese People's Liberation Army -- when it comes to waging cyber war.

Digital Troops on the Front Line

Hemanshu Nigam | Posted 02.05.2013 | Technology
Hemanshu Nigam

Imagine you felt passionate enough about a cause to place yourself in harm's way to support the side you believed in. Now imagine you could do this without leaving your living room and still step into the front lines of the battle.

The Barack Obama Story (Updated)

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Dear President Obama, Don't these "accomplishments" of yours sometimes amaze you? Don't you ever wake up in the middle of the night wondering just who you are?

St. George and the Dragon Meet Up With David and Goliath

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 01.28.2013 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

The United States finds itself in a new war. A constant 24 hour/7 day a week/365 day a year war that is both hot and cold at the same time. In fact it presents the most asymmetrical threat to our national security since the founding of this country.

A Brave New World of War: Cyber Warfare & Defense in Depth

Heather Roff | Posted 12.15.2012 | Technology
Heather Roff

Cyber war is here and the U.S. is prepared to enter the fray with whatever means necessary. The questions for us, now, are what should we do about it?

Gov 2.0 and Cyberwar Mashup

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 10.23.2012 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Digital bullets might be replacing real bullets but when whole systems like water, electricity, or transportation go down due to hacking, cyberwar or cyber economic espionage; the effect could be the same.

John McCain and Chamber of Commerce Strike a Blow Against American Cybersecurity

Richard A. Clarke | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics
Richard A. Clarke

Despite the warnings of generals, intelligence officers, corporate cyber security experts, and academic experts that America is dangerously vulnerable to attack in cyberspace, John McCain and the right wing Chamber of Commerce succeeded in blocking Senate action to improve our ability to defend America against cyber attack.

Living in an American Age of Techno-Wonder and Unreason

Lewis Lapham | Posted 08.25.2012 | Technology
Lewis Lapham

New philosophies call all in doubt, the more so as the accelerating rates of technological advance -- celestial, terrestrial, and subliminal -- overrun the frontiers between science, magic, and religion.