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Cyber Warfare

Worrying About Cyber Warfare on Cyber Monday

John A. Tures | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics
John A. Tures

As most Americans log on after a long holiday weekend from work, they are eager for all kinds of sales and savings. They probably aren't thinking about cyberterrorists, rogue states, and great powers eager to take the U.S.A. down a peg or two. But maybe they should.

'Cyber Guy' Keith Alexander Defends His Next Big Venture

AP | By KEN DILANIAN | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even in an era when former officials routinely profit from business ventures linked to their public service, recently retired Nati...

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).

Kathleen Miles

Security Experts Warn Of Potentially Dire Russian Threat

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 04.30.2014 | World

Former U.S. security officials warned on Tuesday that Russia may use cyber warfare against the U.S. and Ukraine if tensions between the two sides cont...

Russia's Cyber-Weapons Hit Ukraine: How to Declare War Without Declaring War

Alec Ross | Posted 12.02.2014 | World
Alec Ross

Today, utilizing cyber weapons falls into the category of largely being accepted (even if unhappily) as part of how countries exercise their power while falling short of the line of armed conflict treated as an act of war.

Refuge: A Film About Cyber-Warfare, Privacy and Immigration

Melissa Webster | Posted 12.27.2013 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

What happens when a cyber-terrorist attack in the year of 2020 on America's immigration database leaves thousands of Iranian immigrants vulnerable to deportation?

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.

International Cyber Security at the UN: Between Doom and Hesitant Optimism

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 08.11.2013 | World
Lia Petridis Maiello

Clearly, establishing a worldwide regulatory framework for Internet security will require staying power, juridical skill and a strong belief in the need to protect both the integrity of vital Internet resources and the lives of those threatened by cyber insecurity.

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...

NKorea Training Teams Of 'Cyber Warriors,' Experts Say

AP | YOUKYUNG LEE | Posted 05.24.2013 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — Investigators have yet to pinpoint the culprit behind a synchronized cyberattack in South Korea last week. But in Seoul, th...

Chinese Hacking and The Art of War

Peter Navarro | Posted 05.21.2013 | World
Peter Navarro

Finally, there appears to be real alarm in the White House over Chinese cyberattacks. Here's what the president should be telling the American people.

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 ...

'Cyberterrorism': A Grave Threat or Over-hyped?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.13.2013 | World
Dorian de Wind

We now talk about a "cyber domain" -- i.e., a military domain similar to the air, land, sea or space domains where the military already operates in -- as a new domain of warfare. We also talk about cyber warfare, cyber terrorism, a "cyber 9/11" and even "cyber Pearl Harbor."

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.

When Your Identity Is Tossed Out the Window... Literally

Adam Levin | Posted 01.30.2013 | Technology
Adam Levin

From identity theft to cyber-warfare, our inability to weigh risks in a rational way is costing us big time --- and may ultimately be our undoing.

U.S Denies Hacking Sarkozy

AP | JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 11.21.2012 | World

PARIS -- The U.S. Embassy in Paris on Wednesday "categorically" denied claims in a French magazine report that the U.S. government was behind a hackin...

How Presidential War Came Out of the Shadows -- and We Went Into Them

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

In the last decade a high-tech, privatized, covert version of war has become presidential property, fought at the White House's behest by robots, warrior corporations, and two presidentially controlled "private" forces.

Beyond Bayonets and Battleships

Alfred W. McCoy | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Alfred W. McCoy

Amid all the post-debate chatter, not a single commentator seemed to have a clue when it came to the profound strategic changes encoded in the president's words. Yet for the past four years, the Obama administration has presided over a technological revolution in defense planning.

National Defense: Topics for Tonight's Debate

A. Siegel | Posted 12.22.2012 | Green
A. Siegel

A better approach would be to devote a reasonable period of the debate -- perhaps 30 minutes -- to go through this list, allowing the two candidates to address each of these five in turn.

Will the Apocalypse Arrive Online?

Karen J. Greenberg | Posted 12.22.2012 | Technology
Karen J. Greenberg

It may sound like a scene from a zombie apocalypse movie, but it could be your life -- a nationwide cyber-version of Ground Zero. Think of it as 9/11/2015.

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.

House Committee: China Tech Giants Pose National Security Threat To U.S.

AP | MATTHEW PENNINGTON | Posted 12.07.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON — American companies should avoid doing business with China's two leading technology firms because they pose a national security thre...

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.

Weapons of Mass Disruption -- The Super Cyber Wars Have Begun

Shelly Palmer | Posted 08.12.2012 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Huge stealthy computer viruses with capabilities that sound like the stuff of science fiction have been hard at work, collecting data and data and more data, waiting to strike. It is now clear we live in a world at war.