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WNYC News

Hack Attacks on City Computers

Monday, April 20, 2015

WNYC
Russian hackers broke in to a city computer system at least five times last year. It was six months before anyone noticed. Just how safe are we?

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New Tech City

Look How Cute This Military Cyber Warfare Training Ground Is

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Somewhere hidden in the sleepy suburbs of New Jersey, there is a very small "town" called CyberCity, where the military is training to defend against cyber attacks.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Hidden Cyberwar

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Senior correspondent at The Daily Beast and author, Shane Harris, talks about how the U.S. military, hackers and tech firms are already involved with the battle of the cyberspace.

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Money Talking

Should Businesses Trust the Internet?

Friday, April 11, 2014

This week, Money Talking explores whether individuals and businesses can trust the internet when much of what's happening on the web makes people squeamish, anxious or downright scared.

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WNYC News

Conference Tackles Cyber Attacks and Defenses

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Rising cyber attacks and security breaches are on the top of the agenda at an annual conference for the cyber security industry being run this week by Fordham University. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Byron Dorgan: DC, Cyberterrorism, and Energy Security

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Byron Dorgan, Former U.S. Senator and author of Gridlock (Forge Books, 2013), discusses his new novel about cyberterrorism and energy security, and its real-world implications. Plus: his take on the latest news from Washington.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

James Bamford on General Alexander, Head of the NSA

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Wired magazine’s James Bamford talks about General Keith Alexander, a four-star Army general who’s the director of the National Security Agency, chief of the Central Security Service, and commander of the U.S. Cyber Command. Bamford looks at General Alexander’s power and the secret military he runs in his article “The Secret War,” in Wired magazine.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Cyber-War

Monday, June 17, 2013

Michael Joseph Gross talks about the first cyber-war, taking place now. He explains that America’s attempts to stop nuclear proliferation may have unleashed the greater threat of cyber-war. Gross writes in his article “Silent War,” in the July issue of Vanity Fair, that Washington and Tehran are ramping up their cyber-arsenals, enmeshing such high-tech giants as Microsoft, Google, and Apple.

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The Takeaway

Richard Clarke Weighs In on Hacked U.S. Weapon Designs

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Washington Post reports that Chinese hackers may have compromised many advanced U.S. weapon systems, citing a report by The Defense Science Board, which suggests that more than two dozen weapons systems were breached. The programs are said to be critical to U.S. missile defenses and combat aircraft and ships. Richard Clarke is the former White House counter-terrorism czar and managing partner of Good Harbor, a cyber-security consultancy.

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New Tech City

Internet Troll Weev: Full Interview

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Andrew Auernheimer (aka Weev) is a gray-hat hacker and self-described internet troll who is facing up to 10 years in prison for breaching AT&T's servers.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Inside the Hacker World of LulzSec and Anonymous

Friday, June 08, 2012

Parmy Olson talks about her investigation into the hacker collectives Anonymous and LulzSec, and she tells the full story of the global cyber insurgency movement, and its implications for the future of computer security. We Are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker World of LulzSec, Anonymous, and the Global Cyber Insurgency is an account of how a loosely assembled group of hackers across the globe pulled off digital assaults, tortured and eluded the feds, and how some hackers were eventually brought down.

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The Takeaway

Richard Clarke on Stuxnet and Cyber-Security

Thursday, March 29, 2012

This story has all the trappings of a spy novel, or a James Bond film. Espionage. International intrigue. Underground nuclear development. It would make for quite a work of fiction...except that this story is true. In 2010, a little virus called Stuxnet caused severe damage to an Iranian uranium-enrichment facility, effectively delaying Iran’s nuclear capabilities for months or possibly years. It was long thought that Israel took the lead in developing Stuxnet, but our next guest thinks that the Untied States was the culprit. And while we Americans might be skilled in creating cyber-viruses, we might be completely unprepared when it comes to defending ourselves against them.  

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