Items matching "global infowar"
- Chertoff: I'm Listening to the Internet (Not in a Bad Way) | Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff sat down with Threat Level on Monday in Silicon Valley to talk about laptop searches at the border, the government's new-found interest in computer security, and the continuing saga of overeager terrorist watch lists. (wired.com)
- Russian Gang Hijacking PCs in Vast Scheme | A criminal gang is using software tools normally reserved for computer network administrators to infect thousands of PCs in corporate and government networks with programs that steal passwords and other information, a security researcher has found. (NYT)
- Cyber risk 'equals 9/11 impact' | The US homeland security chief has made a heartfelt plea to Silicon Valley workers to stand up and be counted in the fight to secure the cyber highway.
Michael Chertoff invoked the attacks of 9/11 as he sought to galvanise IT professionals and security experts.
He told the world's biggest IT security conference that serious threats to cyberspace are on "a par this country tragically experienced on 9/11". (BBC) | 2008--0-4-
- Europeans poised to bolster Web shield | On Wednesday, NATO will present a strategy for countering computer attacks at a meeting for heads of state in Bucharest, with a proposal to create a central cyberdefense authority. "The attacks on Estonia - directed at services on which Estonian citizens rely - could happen anywhere," said James Appathurai, a NATO spokesman. "The only way to defend against them is through multinational, multilateral cooperation." Paet, the foreign minister of Estonia, said he hoped that more countries would support the various international agreements to create "a legal, concrete framework." But it may not improve matters in the long term with Russia, which, along with nations like Georgia, Turkey and Liechtenstein, has not signed the Council of Europe's cybercrime treaty.
(International Herald Tribune) | 2008--0-3-
- UK: The diversity of modern security threats | Today, the threats are more diverse than during the Cold War and include failing states, terrorism and organised crime - threats which cross boundaries and where the citizen is more directly affected. Globalisation has compounded many of these risks - with the growth in international travel, for instance, increasing the speed of flu pandemics spreading or facilitating greater migration of people away from areas suffering from climate change. (BBC) | 2008--0-3-
- Pentagon bans Google map-makers | The US defence department has banned the giant internet search engine Google from filming inside and making detailed studies of US military bases. (BBC) | 2008--0-3-
- Space Supremacy | Article discusses how the U.S. has revised its space policy for the first time in ten years in order to achieve "space supremacy" for the future. | 2007--0-1-
- The Growing World of Google Earth | Interesting article about how something as innocuous as Google Earth can be a threat to (inter)national security with up to one-third of the world's population being covered by high-resolution imagery. | 2006--1-0-
- Suicide Bomber Kills 12 Near Kabul Ministry | | 2006--0-9-
- Bush Disagrees That Iraq War Raises Threat of Terrorism | How does this relate to the matrix? Still a test, but a good article. | 2006--0-9-