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Preparing for a More Aggressive Iran

July 30, 2012

Iran is doing some serious saber-rattling these days, threatening "a 'teeth-breaking' response" to the United States should cyber-attacks continue to target Iran.

Future Homeland Security Threats Comprise Smaller Groups, Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities, Experts Say

July 12, 2012

Future security threats to the United States will come from small but agile groups that may look increasingly to cyberattacks as a means of harming larger targets, a panel of counterterrorism experts told a Senate hearing last Wednesday.

Any Cybersecurity Bill Is Better Than No Bill, Senate Panel Told

July 11, 2012

The panel of witnesses before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee had specific recommendations, but with a nearly unified voice they all agreed that moving ahead with any current legislative proposals is better than doing nothing.

Malware Threat to Internet Corralled

July 09, 2012

The malware threat to the Internet likely has been tamed. Leading Internet-service providers said Sunday that they had moved to ensure that computers infected with malware left behind by a hacking spree that started in 2007 continue to access the Internet normally. On Monday, there were few signs that many Americans had lost their Web access.

5 Days After Storms, Outages, Heat Wave Persist (VIDEO)

July 04, 2012

Homeland security experts are looking at last week's surprise storm as a test run for what could happen in the event of a malicious terrorist attack - a test run that so far has failed. "It's completely unacceptable to not have these basic needs met for an extended period of time," asserts Dan Kaniewski. Video.

U.S. Power, Telecoms Outages Leave Americans Vulnerable

July 02, 2012

A brief, violent storm that brought the U.S. capital to its knees in the midst of a heat wave dramatically highlighted that millions of Americans remain vulnerable to extended power blackouts because of a reluctance to invest in infrastructure and patchy, ineffective regulations.

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