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The Missing Element in U.S. Cyber Security
By Jim McFarlin In the global picture, the recent Target cybertheft is but a reminder that America - all of America - is under attack. Late last year, the U.S. Navy discovered that its computer systems had been breached and its communications compromised. N...
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Internal Opposing Forces Will Sabotage U.S. Cyber Defenses
By Jim McFarlin Cyberspace isn’t just becoming the 21st century’s dominant platform for life, as noted by Wired editor Ben Hammersley: It’s also becoming this century’s dominant platform for warfare . As political and military decisions are made to protect ...
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Target Credit Card Breach Hits the Boardroom
By Jim McFarlin Some predictions do come true. The question raised in this September post, “ Will 2013 Be the Year Cybersecurity Crashes the Party in the Boardroom? ” was late happening. Then on December 17th, in the midst of retail’s most critical sales se...
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Sanctions for the NSA and a Free Pass for Iran
By Jim McFarlin It was an amazing global sleight of hand that would make even David Copperfield proud. On January 17, 2014, President Barack Obama levied sanctions in the name of reform on the very U.S. agency that seeks to preserve the freedoms Americans r...
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A Manhattan Project for U.S. Cyber Security?
By Jim McFarlin I have written here about the risks America faces from rapidly dispersing cyber threats , the powerful forces of indifference and disbelief aligned against the development of our cyber defenses , and have made an argument for US preemptive c...
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Internal Opposing Forces Sabotage U.S. Cyber Defenses
By Jim McFarlin Cyberspace isn’t just becoming the 21st century’s dominant platform for life, as noted by Wired editor Ben Hammersley: It’s also becoming this century’s dominant platform for warfare . As political and military decisions are made to protect ...
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Internal Opposing Forces Will Sabotage U.S. Cyber Defenses
By Jim McFarlin Cyberspace isn’t just becoming the 21st century’s dominant platform for life, as noted by Wired editor Ben Hammersley: It’s also becoming this century’s dominant platform for warfare . As political and military decisions are made to protect ...
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US Lacks Interest in Protecting Critical Infrastructure
By Jim McFarlin  The United States is engaged in a non-stop global cyber conflict. Others across the globe have declared war on America – but we have not declared war on them. America is playing defense, and when it comes to cyber conflict, that’s a losing ...
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Message from the Target Credit Card Heist: Let the Criminals Roam?
By Jim McFarlin Merry Christmas, retailers – oops, sorry, not you, Target. The massive cybertheft of some 40 million credit card accounts used at Target stores is but the latest in the rising torrent of cybercrime coming to a store or bank near you. This la...
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Why the U.S. Will Preemptively Initiate Cyberwar
The pressures for preemptive global cyberwar are building, not because of the conclusion it provides but because of the salvation it offers. -------------------------------------------- Too many weapons. Too many bad actors. Too many untenable motives. Such...
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