CNN

US military prepares for the next frontier: Space war

November 29, 2016

Since man first explored space, it has been a largely peaceful environment. But now US adversaries are deploying weapons beyond Earth’s atmosphere, leading the US military to prepare for the frightening prospect of war in space.

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An American Strategy for Cyberspace: Advancing Freedom, Security, and Prosperity

June 15, 2016

The Internet is an American success story, generating tremendous benefits at home and globally, and helping to advance American values of freedom, security, and prosperity. It has also created challenges, among them its use by authoritarian states to repress political freedoms, by criminals to steal property and commit extortion, and by America’s adversaries and potential adversaries

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CNN Money

Government reveals details about energy grid hacks

April 7, 2016

Hackers have stolen sensitive information from American energy companies — and have planted malware in the energy grid with the intent to turn off the lights in the future. They even managed to infect at least three energy companies with Cryptolocker ransomware, a particularly nasty computer virus that locks digital files and demands a ransom payment.

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RAND Corporation

Improving Decisionmaking in a Turbulent World

April 6, 2016

In a turbulent and disorderly world, where bandwidth is no longer a technical term relating to radio frequencies but rather a synonym for the limited capacity of decisionmakers to deal with simultaneity, the United States must have a national security decisionmaking system to support its global role.

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60 Minutes

The Encryption Debate

March 14, 2016

The argument over encryption between Apple and the FBI reminds us that the world is facing a far more tech-savvy terror threat. While not that long ago al Qaeda often handled its communications by going back to the Stone Age relying on mules and couriers, the Islamic State, or ISIS, proved it can be done

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Foreign Policy

How the United States Can Win the Cyberwar of the Future

December 23, 2015

There is perhaps no national security problem more 21st century in both its definition and form than cybersecurity. And yet to solve it, the ready solution in nearly every U.S. national security conversation today is that tried and true 20th-century framework of deterrence.

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Washington Post

Could hackers take down a city?

August 20, 2015

First the power goes out. It’s not clear what’s gone wrong, but cars are starting to jam the streets — the traffic light are down. And something seems to be going haywire with the subways, too. No one can get to work. And even if they could, what would they do? A cyberattack has driven the city

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Washington Post

A disaster foretold — and ignored

June 23, 2015

The seven young men sitting before some of Capitol Hill’s most powerful lawmakers weren’t graduate students or junior analysts from some think tank. No, Space Rogue, Kingpin, Mudge and the others were hackers who had come from the mysterious environs of cyberspace to deliver a terrifying warning to the world.

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RAND Corporation

The Defender’s Dilemma: Charting a Course Toward Cybersecurity

June 23, 2015

Cybersecurity is a constant, and, by all accounts growing, challenge. Although software products are gradually becoming more secure and novel approaches to cybersecurity are being developed, hackers are becoming more adept, their tools are better, and their markets are flourishing. The rising tide of network intrusions has focused organizations’ attention on how to protect themselves

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The Hill

NSA chief wants action on stalled cyber bills

May 14, 2015

Passing legislation to increase the public-private exchange of data on hackers is one of the most important ways Congress can help the country thwart cyberattacks, National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael Rogers said on Monday. “One of the greatest things I think Congress can do here is to create a legal framework that enhances this

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