Russian hackers beaten at their own game

by Steve Elwart -- In the world of cyber espionage, usually an attacker can lurk in the shadows unidentified, but through a combination of skill, timing and luck, one hacker has been more…

U.N. plotting takeover of Internet

by Steve Elwart -- The United Nations is about to discuss whether it should have the power to regulate the Internet. Next month, the 12th World Conference on International Telecommunications, or WCIT-12, more…

Are you ready for the next disaster?

by Steve Elwart -- Hurricane Sandy is winding down, with winds and rain lingering across the nation, but the full magnitude of the damage – including vanished homes, destroyed communities and infrastructure in more…

Big Sis looks to draft 'digital militia'

by Steve Elwart -- In a world where cyber attacks threaten to invade American shores at any time, from any direction, the Department of Homeland Security is now considering how to build more…

Experts: Hackers will crack election systems

by Steve Elwart -- The result of an election will be changed by hackers, the only question remaining for an online security expert is which election will it be. "I'm somewhat surprised more…

Government wakes up to cataclysmic threat

by Steve Elwart -- After several delays and repeatedly ignored warnings, the federal government is starting to recognize the threat posed to national security by an electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, event. The more…

Can America even protect itself from EMP?

by Steve Elwart -- Can the United States actually protect itself from the effects of an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) attack, or is the nation merely a sitting duck just waiting for disaster? more…

Who will you call when EMP shuts down U.S.?

by Steve Elwart -- Experts on a panel assembled by Florida-based The United West have warned that the aftermath of an EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) attack would be devastating on the United States, more…

Low-tech EMP to send U.S. back to 'Stone Age'?

by Steve Elwart -- Eid-ul-Fitr, the Muslim holiday celebrating the end of Ramadan, was an appropriate setting for a panel discussion today on the threat of an Electromagnetic Pulse, or EMP, attack more…