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More Foreign Powers Focusing on Cyberwar (VIDEO)

June 01, 2012

Director Frank J. Cilluffo discussed international cyber capabilities and the U.S. infrastructure's vulnerability to cyberattacks with CNN. Video.

Understanding Yemen's Al Qaeda Threat

May 29, 2012

HSPI Senior Fellow Clinton Watts provides expert insight on Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and its activities in Yemen.

Attacked by "Flame": Will Iran Retaliate for the Latest Cyberassault?

May 29, 2012

The Iranian technicians went into panic mode late last month as a virus surged through computers at the Ministry of Oil, wiping out hard drives and crashing several websites. One by one, oil terminals in the Persian Gulf were disconnected from the Internet to prevent further damage and a crisis committee was formed to deal with the fallout.

U.S. must strut cyber might to stop attacks, Cartwright says

May 15, 2012

The United States must frighten adversaries by displaying an arsenal of operational hacking weapons to fight cyber threats, said retired Gen. James E. Cartwright, who crafted the Pentagon’s current cyber policy before retiring last summer.

Lessons from the 2011 Japanese Earthquake (VIDEO)

May 11, 2012

HSPI Deputy Director Daniel J. Kaniewski discussed Japan's recovery efforts following the March 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and preparedness for future natural disasters. Knaiewski spoke as part of a panel of experts on Asian affairs and disaster response at the Heritage Foundation. Video.

More spies in U.S. than ever, says ex-CIA officer (VIDEO)

May 10, 2012

HSPI Steering Committee Member, decorated CIA officer, and former State Department counterterrorism official Ambassador Hank Crumpton speaks on CBS' 60 Minutes on the current counterintelligence environment. Video.

Was word of thwarted al Qaeda bomb plot leaked too soon? (VIDEO)

May 09, 2012

The Saudi double agent who infiltrated Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and ruined a plot last week to blow up a U.S.-bound airliner had provided information for two years, and it was shared with the CIA. The Saudi/CIA operation took a sudden turn when AQAP asked for a volunteer to smuggle a bomb onto an American jetliner. Video.

Officials: More Al Qaeda Bombs Unaccounted For (VIDEO)

May 07, 2012

U.S. and European officials say that even though an al Qaeda bomber was stopped before he could board a plane for the U.S., the threat is far from over -- there are believed to be several other would-be bombers with similar non-metallic devices that could get through most airport security screening. Video.

What Evil Lurks in the Hearts of Hacktivists?

April 30, 2012

The specter of a hacktivist cyberattack is chilling to IT security pros, even though they don't consider the methods hackivists typically use the most worrisome. "They were really more concerned about the types of attacks and the data that is more the target of cybercrime and cyberespionage," said Harry Swerdlove, CTO of Bit9, the firm that surveyed the pros.

U.S. Congress voices concern over Iran cyber-threat

April 28, 2012

Some fear the Stuxnet cyber-attack against Iran's nuclear program may have spurred the Islamic Republic to invest in a more aggressive cyber-warfare apparatus.

Ex-TSA chief suggests letting security screeners take more initiative

April 27, 2012

Former Transportation Security Administration chief Kip Hawley is free to speak his mind now that he’s on a book tour. So he reacted Thursday to news that two TSA screeners at Los Angeles International Airport had been arrested on drug trafficking and corruption charges. “It’s a perfect example of the urgency,” he said, that “never lets TSA get out of its emergency mode to make itself sustainable and supported by the American people.”

Security Experts Warn of Cyber Threats From Iran

April 27, 2012

A panel of experts warned lawmakers on Thursday about the looming threat of a cyber attack emanating from Iran, an increasingly isolated nation that has been linked to numerous attacks against the United States in recent years including a plot last year to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States in Washington, D.C.

Could Iran Wage A Cyberwar On The U.S.?

April 26, 2012

Security professionals in both the U.S. government and in private industry have long feared the prospect of a cyberwar with China or Russia, two states capable of launching destructive attacks on the computer networks that control critical assets such as the power grid or the financial system. Now they face a new cyberthreat: Iran.

House Panel: Iran Preparing for Cyberwar Against U.S., Allies

April 26, 2012

With the House poised to consider a string of cybersecurity bills on Thursday, lawmakers on the House Homeland Security Committee warned of the threat of cyberattack from Iran.

Iranian Cyberthreat to U.S. a Growing Concern

April 26, 2012

Iran isn't at the top of the list of cyberthreats to the U.S. today, but the bad news is that the Iranian government has the intent and motivation to become a major threat -- and appears to be shifting from defense to offense, according to expert testimony today on Capitol Hill.

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