Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
By Daniel P. Tucker : Associate Producer, WNYC News
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.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.