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The State of American Cyber Security

October 31, 2013

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American cyber security efforts have been severely restricted. Domestic political pressures like sequestration and the government shutdown have undercut U.S. cyber defenses. Foreign political pressures have also increased in the wake of the Edward Snowden incident. These pressures have left the United States more vulnerable to cyber attacks from both state and non-state actors. If these trends continue, America will face increasingly serious threats from state actors and even more serious threats from terrorist organizations.

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Cybersecurity: Closing the Back Door to America’s Enemies

January 31, 2013

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On October 25, 2012, The New York Times published an eye-opening report on an extensive, billion-dollar business empire constructed by relatives of China’s prime minister, Wen Jiabao.  Three months later, the Times revealed it had been undergoing intense cyber attacks even before the report was publicly released.  Cooperating with AT&T, the FBI, and a leading […]

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Lacking a Vaccine? The Rising Threat of Cyber Attacks

July 11, 2012

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On July 9th, the FBI shut down the servers of the DNSChanger Network. While many attempts were made by the FBI and ISPs to inform people how to check their computers for infection, it was conservatively estimated that around 250,000 people would lose the ability to connect to the internet when the servers were finally […]

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