Category: Threat

Dumb Luck

I’m on a cyber-roll today: Computer hackers tapped into a Web site at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week, planting a virus that has possibly infected computers used by people who visited the site, agency officials said.…

What Year is This?

I feel like I’m taking crazy pills here . . . The Homeland Security Department finally named an assistant secretary for cybersecurity last year, and the Senate ratified the first international treaty on cybercrime. The Computer Security Industry Alliance had…

Female Intuition?

Two of the best books on warning were written by women. Anticipating Surprise, by Cynthia Grabo, is one of the best all-around texts on the subject. An equally stellar but more focused work was Pearl Harbor: Warning and Decision, by…

Everything Old is New Again

Following on the heels of Evan Kohlmann’s Foreign Affairs piece on online terrorism comes Arnaud de Borchgrave and Chris Heffelfinger with their own missives on how our Uncle is supposedly ignorant of or falling-down regarding terrorist use of the Internet…

FID: Fear, Incompetence & Doubt

Dr. Stephen Haag spends upwards of 80 hours each week on his computer, mapping out terrorist attacks. Haag, an expert in emerging technologies, believes the next attack on the U.S. will come not in the form of bombings or military…

Defeating Internet Terrorists

The Internet has become the “seductive hypermedia” for radical Islamic terrorists, with official and unofficial Web sites, forums and chatrooms that appeal to supporters worldwide. Most Web sites are intended to advance a group’s propaganda to increase their supporting audience,…