Residents in L.A. County face a world with no electricity. Major communication problems between police agencies have crippled their ability to fight crime for a week. With no vehicles available because pumps don't work, so there's no gas, crime is rampant.
Looting of stores and businesses is commonplace as residents flee the area and head north where it's reputed that electricity and other services are still available.
The two-day Cyber Defence Summit-Middle East & North Africa begins on Monday March 4th will discuss defensive as well offensive cyber strategies to help establish a proactive plan on safeguarding against cyber attacks and achieving a global security network.
French business information group naseba is co-organaser of summit held at the Al Bustan Palace, Ritz Carlton Hotel.
The Defense Science Board (DSB) provides advice, assessments and reports as chartered by DoD leadership. It has studied cyber security and related topics for years and has been instrumental in providing new ideas and perspectives for action by DoD leadership.
The DSB was recently chartered to look at an interesting and somewhat intellectually stimulating topic, that of how US military systems could withstand cyber attack and remain able to execute their mission.
Hackers targeted dozens of computer systems at government agencies across Europe through a flaw in Adobe Systems Inc's software, security researchers said on Wednesday, while NATO said it too had been attacked.
The alliance said its systems had not been compromised, although it was sharing the details of the attack with NATO member states and remained vigilant. Security experts say governments and organizations such as NATO are attacked on a daily basis - although the sophistication varies wildly.
Iran's parliament has approved a North Korean-educated former military official for a key post in President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's government.
The official IRNA news agency says Mohammad Hasan Nami -- nominated by Ahmadinejad last week for the post of communications minister -- got 177 votes in parliament on Tuesday. There were 243 lawmakers present in the 290-seat chamber.
Nami is the third minister with a military background to join Ahmadinejad administration, after Defense Minister Gen. Ahmad Vahidi and Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar.
Notorious hacker group Anonymous announced (and proved) in the middle of February that it gained access to the State Department’s website and also captured a database, which was then published online. It also defaced the site, and published sensitive information, of investment firm George K. Baum & Company – all in the name of Aaron Swartz and Lulzsec.
A powerful enemy strikes suddenly and dramatically. The national power supply is cut off the internet. The financial system is paralyzed. The infrastructure of the government is off. This scenario along the lines of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II, the distinguished U.S.government of a hacker attack. former NSA Director Michael Hayden: "As you get very scared to do."
Last Saturday The Washington Post revealed it too had been the victim of a "sophisticated cyber-attack" dating back as far back as 2008, which had been discovered in 2011.
Rupert Murdoch News Corp's chairman and chief executive post on his twitter that Chinese still hacking us, or were over weekend!
Iranian commander Rear Admiral Amir Rastegari said Sunday that Iran adopted cyber defense techniques and conducted coastal defense against hypothetical enemy forces on the third day of ongoing naval military exercises, Press TV reported.
On Friday, Iranian navy launched a six-day massive drill in its southern waters. The naval drills, dubbed Velayat 91, or Guardianship 91, are being carried out in the Strait of Hormuz, the Sea of Oman, the north of the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Aden and the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait.
The opportunities and challenges cyberspace presents have changed not only the way the world operates, but also the Army, service officials said Tuesday.
Army leaders addressed the growing arena of cyberspace and the threats it presents during the “Cyber Domain and LandWarNet: Powering the Army” panel at the Association of the United States Army annual meeting.