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Will Cyber Threats Trump Aerospace Power?
By James McFarlin Congress meets this month to consider the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act and appropriations bill. Members will debate how to ensure America is prepared to meet tomorrow's national security challenges. Given the accelerating rate o...
By James McFarlin Congress meets this month to consider the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act and appropriations bill. Members will debate how to ensure America is prepared to meet tomorrow's national security challenge...
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Terrorist groups such as ISIS are increasingly using social media tools as means of recruitment, training, fundraising and radicalization.  Some estimates place ISIS's volume of Twitter posts alone at 90,000 per day. Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and other t...
Terrorist groups such as ISIS are increasingly using social media tools as means of recruitment, training, fundraising and radicalization.  Some estimates place ISIS's volume of Twitter posts alone at 90,000 per day. Facebook...
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CIA Plays Catch-up to Fight Cyberterrorism
By Jim McFarlin Cyberterrorism is the number one threat facing the U.S. The Director of National Intelligence ranked cyberterrorism as the top threat to our country – even more so than threats such as Islamic terrorist groups – in the just-released analysis...
By Jim McFarlin Cyberterrorism is the number one threat facing the U.S. The Director of National Intelligence ranked cyberterrorism as the top threat to our country – even more so than threats such as Islamic terrorist groups...
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Sony, North Korea and the Future of Cyberwarfare
By Jim McFarlin The recent hack against Sony Pictures Entertainment (widely believed to have been perpetrated by North Korea), its threats of physical violence against Americans, and its successful attempt to restrict our right of free speech can only be te...
By Jim McFarlin The recent hack against Sony Pictures Entertainment (widely believed to have been perpetrated by North Korea), its threats of physical violence against Americans, and its successful attempt to restrict our rig...
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EMP and Cyber: Twin Threats but Not Twin Risks
It has been an enlightening but disturbing two weeks on the subject of threats posed by electromagnetic-pulse (EMP) and cyber attacks to America's critical national infrastructure. In the case of cyber, Defense secretary Ash Carter's April 22nd release of t...
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Will Cyberwarfare Trump Aerospace Power?
By James McFarlin Congress meets this month to consider the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act and appropriations bill. Members will debate how to ensure America is prepared to meet tomorrow's national security challenges. Given the accelerating rate o...
By James McFarlin Congress meets this month to consider the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act and appropriations bill. Members will debate how to ensure America is prepared to meet tomorrow's national security challenge...
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Does Cyber Trump Aerospace Power?
By James McFarlin Congress meets this month to consider the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act and appropriations bill. Members will debate how to ensure America is prepared to address tomorrow’s security challenges. Given the accelerating rate of grow...
By James McFarlin Congress meets this month to consider the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act and appropriations bill. Members will debate how to ensure America is prepared to address tomorrow’s security challenges...
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Obama Cyber Sanctions: Reality or Illusion?
By James McFarlin Affirming that cyber threats "pose one of the most serious economic and national security challenges to the United States," President Barack Obama on April 1 announced the intent to level sanctions against hackers, foreign state-owned corp...
By James McFarlin Affirming that cyber threats "pose one of the most serious economic and national security challenges to the United States," President Barack Obama on April 1 announced the intent to level sanctions against h...
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2015 Marks a Critical Juncture for America's Cyber Security
By Jim McFarlin 2014 was a challenging year for America’s cyber security. Like
falling dominos, a wave of corporate, government and military organizations
succumbed to damaging, expensive and–in many cases–embarrassing breaches of
their information networks...
By Jim McFarlin 2014 was a challenging year for America’s cyber security. Like falling dominos, a wave of corporate, government and military organizations succumbed to damaging, expensive and–in many cases–embarrassing br...
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Increasing Cyber Threats Fuel Growing Global Disorder
By Jim McFarlin The world as we once knew it, one of post-Cold War order with the U.S. as a primary world power, is disappearing before our eyes. In its place, we are left with a world now defined by mounting global disorder – and cyber threats only add to ...
By Jim McFarlin The world as we once knew it, one of post-Cold War order with the U.S. as a primary world power, is disappearing before our eyes. In its place, we are left with a world now defined by mounting global disorder ...
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