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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.

The Obama Administration Is Criminalizing Investigative Reporting

Dan Froomkin | Posted 08.12.2012 | Media
Dan Froomkin

Criminally investigating the kinds of leaks that are the bread and butter of national security investigative reporting is a noxious overreaction by hyper-controlling government officials who don't want us to know what's being done in our name.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama: The Notion My White House Leaked National Security Details Is 'Offensive' | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.08.2012 | Media

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama strongly denied Friday that his administration deliberately leaked classified national security information. O...


John Feffer | Posted 08.05.2012 | Home
John Feffer

Listen to Washington and you'd think the U.S. was simply a healthy body under attack by foreign microbes in league with traitorous parasites within. But several major news stories paint a very different picture of the government's approach to cyber war.

Gerry Smith

U.S. Lacks Adequate Defense Against Cyber Attacks, Experts Warn | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.01.2012 | Technology

Since President Barack Obama took office, the United States, along with Israel, has launched a series of cyber attacks that have damaged Iran's nuclea...

The Cyberwar Hoax

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 07.29.2012 | Technology
Franz-Stefan Gady

Among the many definitions of war, cyberwar often (not always) fails to meet two of the most basic aspects of how we understand war; war must be lethal and political.

Gerry Smith

States Unprepared To Defend Against Cyberattacks, Report Finds | Gerry Smith | Posted 05.03.2012 | Technology

While the nation has made strides in preparing for a wide range of potential disasters, state and local officials said they feel least prepared for an...

Gerry Smith

Iran Capable Of Launching Cyberattack Against U.S., Experts Say | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.26.2012 | Technology

When American experts talk about cyber threats from other countries, they often cite elite hackers in China and Russia. On Thursday, some warned ag...

U.S. Reportedly Debated Cyberwarfare Against Libya

The New York Times | ERIC SCHMITT and THOM SHANKER | Posted 12.17.2011 | Home

Just before the American-led strikes against Libya in March, the Obama administration intensely debated whether to open the mission with a new kind of...

Statistics and the 'Cyber Crime Epidemic'

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 11.22.2011 | Technology
Franz-Stefan Gady

We rely on businesses to self-report incidences of attacks and intrusions without any means to verify their statements. To turn the tide in the fight against cyber crime, we first need to know its true impact.

Gerry Smith

Former Government Officials Stand To Profit From Cybersecurity Boom | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.15.2011 | Technology

As former director of the National Security Agency and former director of national intelligence, Mike McConnell is widely portrayed as an authoritativ...

U.S. Changes Focus On Cyberwar Plan

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 09.17.2011 | Technology

The military must move from defending against major cyberattacks to deterring assaults by letting enemies know the U.S. is willing to retaliate with i...

FBI Knocks Websites Offline

Posted 08.21.2011 | Technology

The FBI took a series of websites offline on Tuesday in a raid on servers owned by DigitalOne, according to the company, the New York Times reported. ...

CIA Chief Warns Of 'Next Pearl Harbor'

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 08.13.2011 | Technology

Appearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee for a confirmation hearing for his appointment as the secretary of defense, Leon Panetta warned that the U.S. could face cyberwarfare in battles to come.

Anonymous Declares Cyberwar Against 'the System'

Timothy Karr | Posted 08.03.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

A new YouTube manifesto from someone claiming to speak for Anonymous calls on everyone in the online world to join a revolt against governments and corporations that are intent upon stifling free speech online.

Lost in Translation: Doctrines and Diplomatic Efforts in Cyberspace

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 07.26.2011 | Technology
Franz-Stefan Gady

There is much talk about the militarization of cyber space with Russians, Chinese and Americans accusing each other of triggering a cyber "arms race."...

Declaring War on Cyber Metaphors

Aki Peritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Aki Peritz

Cyberspace is "not a war zone." Scripting a cinematic showdown, where a digital Wyatt Earp loads his pistol with ones and zeroes and blows away the bad guys at the Cyber OK Corral, is terribly misleading.

Libya and the Short of It

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan W. Silberberg

There has been a spate of recent stories about the problems with shorterners, long before the current problems heated up. Governments should take the mischievous component out of the equation.

White House Advisor: Use Of Term Cyberwar 'Terrible'

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

According to Mr. Schmidt [White House cybersecurity coordinator], securing the information superhighway involves too many factors to be lumped into a ...

From the Middle Ages to the Cyber Age: Non-State Actors

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Franz-Stefan Gady

The increasing importance of non-state actors is evident in all spheres of international relations.

Inside The Secret Project To Sabotage Iran's Nuclear Program

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Behind Dimona's barbed wire, the experts say, Israel has spun nuclear centrifuges virtually identical to Iran's at Natanz, where Iranian scientists ar...

Government's Earlier Failure to Act Clouds the Facts

Art Coviello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Coviello

Recent disparaging comments about private sector engagement in U.S. national cyber defense misrepresent collaboration and hard-won progress with the U.S. government and public sector.

WikiLeaks 101 With An Internet Security Expert

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WikiLeaks has gone down, returned, gone down again, returned and other sites have been taken down by supporters of WikiLeaks like From a te...