Everybody Needs To Read PW Singer's Book On Cybersecurity And Cyberwar

The recent Sony hacking scandal just proved what's already been clear to a lot of people for years: cyberattacks are an ever-increasing threat, and we're not ready. Luckily, a book released last year provides an excellent primer on this sort of situation: P.W. Singer and Allan Friedman's Cybersecurity and Cyberwar:… » 1/14/15 4:00pm 1/14/15 4:00pm

This Is The Future Of War

War has been with us throughout our history — and it will likely continue to be with us for some time. But will the ways in which we wage war change? Here's how the wars of the future could unfold. » 11/10/14 4:20pm 11/10/14 4:20pm

New equation predicts the best time to launch a cyber attack

Life just got a bit tougher for cyber saboteurs and hackers. A pair of researchers have formulated an algorithm that can predict the optimal time for unleashing specific weapons during a cyber attack. » 1/15/14 9:00pm 1/15/14 9:00pm

Video of real-time cyber-attack alert system looks like your favorite…

If you miss those great 1990s movies in which cyberspace runs amok, you'll get a kick out of this video of a real-life system for monitoring cyber-attacks. The new DAEDALUS (Direct Alert Environment for Darknet And Livenet Unified Security) cyber-alert system has been in the making for several years, but now the… » 6/22/12 1:40pm 6/22/12 1:40pm

Could a cyberwar ever be ethical?

The Atlantic has published a fascinating article about how the ongoing digital revolution is changing the face of war, and how military and government leaders are failing to adopt a new ethics to match. Written by cyberwar and emerging technology experts Patrick Lin, Fritz Allhoff, and Neil Rowe, the essay makes the… » 6/19/12 9:45am 6/19/12 9:45am

Lawmakers call for probe of medical devices after researcher hacks…

Two federal lawmakers have asked the General Accountability Office to look into the security of medical devices after a researcher showed how he was able to hack his insulin pump and alter settings due to security flaws in the system. » 8/21/11 12:20pm 8/21/11 12:20pm

No, hackers can’t open Hoover Dam's floodgates

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is shooting down a key legislative talking point: that the internet "kill-switch" legislation is needed to prevent cyberterrorists from opening the Hoover Dam's floodgates. » 2/05/11 8:00am 2/05/11 8:00am

US and Europe divided on NATO's role in future cyberwars

With the Stuxnet virus wreaking havoc on Iranian nuclear plants, NATO is divided on how to prevent and respond to future cyberattacks. Americans advocating a more proactive stance on combating cyber-ne'er-do-wells, an approach America's NATO allies are skeptical of. » 10/05/10 12:10pm 10/05/10 12:10pm

60 Minutes warns elderly viewers: Fear the coming cyber-disaster!

Cyber-terrorists have already compromised the U.S. military's computers and caused blackouts in Brazil, according to tonight's 60 Minutes. Better stock up on canned goods and flashlight batteries for the next big cyber-attack! » 6/13/10 6:30pm 6/13/10 6:30pm

Check the Hype — There’s No Such Thing As ‘Cyber’

How can you tell the difference between a real report about online vulnerabilities and someone who's trying to scare you about the security of the internet because they have an agenda, such as landing lucrative, secret contracts from the government? » 3/27/10 1:00pm 3/27/10 1:00pm

How NATO Has Prepared For Cyberwar

By now, the world knows that the future of warfare isn't necessarily physical, but how prepared are world leaders for virtual war and cyber terrorism really? You should ask the inhabitants of K5. » 4/18/09 10:00am 4/18/09 10:00am