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Cyber War

Five Ways Cyberterrorists Could Target The U.S.

Michael Gregg | Posted 09.25.2014 | Crime
Michael Gregg

Cyberwarfare is now largely seen as an integral part of modern warfare by most developed nations. Until now, however, we have yet to see sophisticated cyber tactics be used by jihadist groups like al-Qaeda or ISIS. But that could soon change.

Gerry Smith

Former NSA Chief Is Working For Wall Street Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.09.2014 | Technology

Wall Street has tapped former National Security Agency director Keith Alexander to form a council that would coordinate how banks and the government r...

The Impending 'Peaceful War' Between China and America Over Cyberspying

Patrick Mendis | Posted 08.05.2014 | World
Patrick Mendis

Unlike the Cold War period -- in which the Soviet Union was isolated from the global economy -- commercial interests and trade secrets underpin the intrinsically entangled Sino-American economic relations. The higgledy-piggledy distinction between national security and corporate interests is hardly convincing to the Chinese, especially when the US revolving doors conveniently inhabit the space between government service and corporations during both Democratic and Republican administrations. Just like the Sino-American relations in commercial intercourse, economics triumphs over ideology in the partisan world of American politics. On China's side, its intertwined national and economic interests are enshrined in the peculiar institution of the State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs).

What's Wrong With America's Cyber Security Policy?

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 05.31.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

The U.S. has spent billions on cyber security, yet the problem is worsening. America's political leaders worry about a cyber "Pearl Harbor." Secretary of Defense Hagel, in his first major speech on the subject, is promising to triple the staff working to combat cyber terrorism. But will it work?

WATCH: John McAfee Doesn't Care That His Name Was Whitewashed From His Company

Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

The company that spent years under the name McAfee Security is now known as Intel Security, but the company's founder John McAfee doesn't mind one bit...

WATCH: Clear And Present Danger: Cyber-Crime, Cyber-Espionage, Cyber-Terror, And Cyber-War

Posted 07.19.2013 | Impact

This livestream is part of our coverage of the Aspen Security Forum. For more from the series, click here. DATE: July 18, 2013. TIME: 7:30p-8:30p E...

How Edward Snowden Could End Cyber Warfare

Reuters | Tom Miles | Posted 09.14.2013 | Technology

By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - Edward Snowden's revelations about U.S. Internet surveillance have created a chance for countries to ca...

Cyber Warfare: What Are the Rules?

Daniel Garrie | Posted 06.17.2013 | World
Daniel Garrie

With the advent of cyber warfare the complexity of what is war is even more clouded and the application of law to this is even murkier.

History's First Cyber War Has Begun

Vanity Fair | Posted 06.09.2013 | Technology

On the hidden battlefields of history’s first known cyber-war, the casualties are piling up...

Silicon Valley's Place In The Global Cyber War

AP | MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 06.04.2013 | Technology

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and American counterpart Barack Obama will talk cyber-security this week in California, but experts s...

Obama: Falling Behind the Curve of Crisis

William Bradley | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

If it's not one thing for President Barack Obama, it's another. Already struggling in trying to get ahead of three controversies threatening to engulf his administration, he now has heightened geopolitical crises to manage.

Do Drone Pilots and 'Cyber Warriors' Deserve Medals?

Yousef Abukhdair | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Yousef Abukhdair

Though military defense and national security has changed and evolved in the 21st century, they certainly have not altered the definitions of words like risk, sacrifice, heroism, and courage.

Big Data Under Attack

Tom Silva | Posted 05.20.2013 | Technology
Tom Silva

Like hanging on to clothes that don't fit, most of America's premier companies are starting to do essentially the same thing with data. The reason? They recognize the opportunity cost of not collecting data.

There's Now A Handbook For Cyberwar

AP | RAPHAEL SATTER | Posted 05.19.2013 | Technology

LONDON — Even cyberwar has rules, and one group of experts is putting out a manual to prove it. Their handbook, due to be published later this ...

China Hacking: A 21st Century Act of War

Greg Autry | Posted 05.03.2013 | World
Greg Autry

A brilliant report recently issued by security firm Mandiant clearly identified a high-powered unit of the Chinese Army as the source of the most persistent cyber-attacks against American firms. The magnitude of this by invasion of privacy and theft of data is staggering.

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.

In Cyber Warfare, Education is Our Most Powerful Weapon

Sue Talley, EdD | Posted 02.11.2013 | Technology
Sue Talley, EdD

In the U.S., we have the people, the talent, and the technology to meet the cyber security threat head on. Now we need the will to recognize the size of the challenge--and leaders willing to transition our current military spending to this new way of preparing those who will defend us.

We Have Been Warned

Gary Hart | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics
Gary Hart

How will you know when the "cyber Pearl Harbor" has occurred? When the lights and heat in your home go off. When you can't make a phone call. When no ATM works. When your flight cannot land.

Preparing for a More Aggressive Iran

Frank J. Cilluffo | Posted 09.29.2012 | College
Frank J. Cilluffo

Iran is doing some serious saber-rattling these days, threatening "a`teeth-breaking' response" to the United States should cyber-attacks continue to target Iran.

Iran Reportedly 'Rocked' By AC/DC Computer Worm At Nuclear Power Plants

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 07.25.2012 | Technology

It looks as though two of Iran's nuclear plants have been "struck" by another cyberattack. The latest virus apparently closed down the Natanz and ...

U.S. Sources: Cyber-Attacks 'Bought Us Time' On Iran

Reuters | Andrea Shalal-Esa | Posted 08.01.2012 | World

By Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States under former President George W. Bush began building a complex cyber-weap...

Taliban Website Hacked For 3rd Time In A Year

Reuters | Posted 06.26.2012 | Technology

By Rob Taylor KABUL, April 27 (Reuters) - Hackers have for the third time in less than a year crippled the main website of the Afghan ...

Gerry Smith

Senator Criticizes Pentagon For Cyber Confusion

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 12.26.2011 | Technology

Pentagon officials have acknowledged they must recruit more cyber experts to stop hackers from breaching their networks and stealing classified milita...

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...

Pentagon Sets Stage For U.S. To Respond To Computer Sabotage With Military Force

The Wall Street Journal | Siobhan Gorman & Julian E. Barnes | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics

The Pentagon has concluded that computer sabotage coming from another country can constitute an act of war, a finding that for the first time opens th...