Tag: Cyberwar

February 13, 2013

Executive Order: A Start Toward Tackling Cyber Security Problems

President Obama’s February 12 State of the Union address included the announcement of an executive order intended to permit greater sharing of information about possible threats to the nation’s cyber security among private companies and between private companies and the government. “We know hackers steal people’s identities and infiltrate private e-mail. We know foreign countries… Read More

April 26, 2012

U.N. Should Keep Its Hands Off the Internet

In March 2012, a resolution was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would urge the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations to oppose any resolution that would regulate the Internet. It is unfortunate that it turns out to be necessary to forestall Internet regulation at the U.N. level, but that appears to… Read More

December 15, 2011

Secret Service Steps Up Its Activity Against Cyber Crime

In recent testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Pablo Martinez, the Secret Service’s Deputy Special Agent in Charge, testified regarding recent trends in cybercrime and the efforts of the Secret Service to combat those emerging threats. That’s right, besides its responsibility to protect the President and other VIP’s, the Secret Service plays a little-known role… Read More

July 13, 2010

Is NSA Becoming Too Intrusive in Efforts to Stop Cyber-Crime?

The Wall Street Journal has just reported that the National Security Agency is planning to deploy electronic “sensors” in the private computer networks of major companies around the nation. The idea is to detect cyber-attacks by outside forces against companies involved in critical infrastructure like electric or nuclear plants. Cyber-terrorism is a real threat, and… Read More

May 18, 2010

What Is Cyberwar?

At a blue-ribbon Worldwide Cybersecurity Conference in Dallas from May 3 to May 5, 2010, media reports noted that some discussion focused on the use of the term ”cyberwar,” which is often used to refer to the activities of hackers and others who steal online secrets, disrupt computer systems and other infrastructure, and engage in… Read More