American Power Grid
The most fundamental mission of each of the United States’ security organizations, whether civil or military, is the protection of the homeland and the American people from attack. Traditionally, that has meant protection against hostile military forces that might blockade our sea lanes, and our shores, as the British did 200 years ago or, using the modern instruments of warfare -- aircraft and ballistic missiles -- to deliver a blow against this country.
Homeland security warns of possible cyber attack "jihad" on american infrastructure,
An Al Qaeda video calling upon the “covert Mujahidin” to commit “electronic jihad” demonstrates the rapidly increasing threat of cyber attack and underscores the pressing need for cybersecurity standards for the nation’s most critical networks.
A former Israeli spymaster has branded the country's leaders unfit to tackle the Iranian nuclear program because of what he called the "messianic feelings" behind their threats to launch a pre-emptive war on Iran.
Other veterans have come out against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak recently, but the criticism from former domestic intelligence chief Yuval Diskin was especially strong.
Iran is recruiting a hacker army to target the U.S. power grid, water systems and other vital infrastructure for cyberattack in a future confrontation with the United States, security specialists will warn Congress Thursday.
Lawmakers from two House Homeland Security subcommittees will hold a joint hearing Thursday about the cyberthreat posed by Iran, as tensions over Tehran’s nuclear program continue at a high level, and a possible Israeli strike looms.
An amateur cybersecurity researcher who bought industrial computer networking equipment on e-Bay for fun has discovered a critical weakness in equipment that helps run railroads, power grids, and even military installations nationwide.
The vulnerability means that hackers or other nations could potentially take control of elements within crucial American infrastructure — from refineries to power plants to missile systems — sabotaging their ability to operate from within.
The Obama administration simulated a cyber attack on New York City's power supply in a Senate demonstration aimed at winning support for legislation to boost the nation's computer defenses.
Senators from both parties gathered behind closed doors in the Capitol Wednesday for the classified briefing attended by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, FBI Director Robert Mueller and other administration officials.