DOD wants cyberterrorism-prediction software

DARPA seeks proposals for new software that can scour social media and other sites to predict cyberterrorism events.

NORAD, Northcom launch joint cyber division

The new Joint Cyber Center includes members from the intelligence, operations, and command and control divisions, and a team from the U.S. Cyber Command.

Iran a more dangerous cyber threat than China or Russia, experts tell Congress

Iran's willingness to attack the United States and its plans for cyber war capability make it a serious threat, a panel of experts said during a House hearing.

Major cyberattack on US 'inevitable,' experts tell Congress

Without government mandates to secure critical infrastructure, a damaging cyberattack on the nation will happen, experts tell a House panel.

Should US adopt the Godfather cyber defense doctrine?

Vito Corleone had an elegant solution to identifying the source of clandestine attacks.

The big target in cyber war isn't military anymore

The greatest international threat today is not to military targets or critical infrastructure but to intellectual property, said Estonian President Toomas Hendrick Ilves.

DOD's 3 challenges in protecting cyber infrastructure

House and Senate budget hearings focused on defining DOD's role in defending a largely civilian cyberspace, and on the challenge of recruiting and retaining the workforce it needs.

Why we're unfit to wage cyber war

When a water pump burned out in Illinois, everyone was ready to point the finger at Russian hackers, proving we don't know enough about cyberspace and our own systems to effectively engage in cyber warfare.

Navy devising battle plan for satellite attacks

The U.S. Navy is considering how it will handle future operations where it might have little or no satellite communications or navigation, something that may be standard as cyber warfare continues to escalate.

DARPA's new cyber tack: Think, act like a hacker

The Defense Department's research arm has unveiled new, fast-moving programs that focus on cyberspace, from warfare to authentication and verification.

Drone virus may have originated with online gaming

The credential-stealing malware, common in online gaming, is a "nuisance" that infected ground stems and doesn't affect flight operations, the Air Force says.

US drone fleet infected by virus

Keylogging software hasn't stopped flights, but security crew can't get rid of it.

Does keeping cyberattacks secret endanger US?

Undisclosed cyber incident information in the nonclassified environment puts U.S. security and the economy at great risk, writes blogger Kevin Coleman.

Advanced threats perplex cyber defense efforts, panel says

A former general worries that it might take a digital Pearl Harbor to get officials serious enough about the problem.

What would a Stuxnet-type attack in US look like?

Experts say the country's decentralized infrastructure might be less vulnerable than Iran's, but it could also make response more difficult.

Are hackers too much for US defense forces?

The blur between criminal acts in cyberspace, cyber terrorism, cyber espionage and acts of cyber aggression by rogue nations has placed the United States in a very precarious position.

Cost of cyber crime rises sharply

A second annual study of the cost of cyber crime shows a whopping 56 percent increase since last year.