The Pentagon officially blamed China of cyber attacks against the United States in a new report, but America's top military official Gen. Martin Dempsey told ABC’s Bob Woodruff in an exclusive interview during his recent trip to Beijing that China is not claiming responsibility for such attacks.
"Of course, they admit there is criminal activity in cyber, they take no ownership for it," the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in an interview with On the Radar. "I was very candid about our concerns."
China has denied fresh US claims it is sponsoring cyber-attacks and said the countries should cooperate against the global threat of computer crime.
The accusations in the latest Pentagon report on the Chinese military are “irresponsible and harmful to the mutual trust between the sides, Senior Col. Wang Xinjun, a People’s Liberation Army researcher, said on the official Xinhua News Agency.
There is a battle for control of the Internet, with politics and cyber security the main players, says security expert.
The Web has created a new and baffling environment: the demand for security versus the desire for freedom.
These were the words of author and investigative journalist Misha Glenny, speaking at the 8th annual ITWeb Security Summit, which kicked off in Sandton this morning.
The Pentagon has accused China of sponsoring cyber-attacks on U.S government computers as part of a campaign of cyber-espionage.
This is the first time the Pentagon's annual report has directly linked such attacks to the Beijing government.
The annual Pentagon report claims that at least some attacks on US government and other computer systems appeared to be 'attributable directly' to the Chinese government and military.
Reducing vulnerability to cyber attacks is a high priority for the Department of Defence and work needs to be done to improve its networks according to a new white paper released today.
The Defence White Paper (PDF) said that the potential impact of malicious cyber activity has grown with Defence’s increasing reliance on networked operations.
North Korea is expected to mooch off other nations for cyber offensive tools because it is not plugged into the global Web, according to the Defense Department’s first report to Congress on the regime's military might.
These are some of the spare details describing Pyongyang’s network operations found amidst a larger discussion of the regime's antagonism with South Korea and pursuit of nuclear weapons.
The memories of those days after the April 27th 2011 tornadoes are still fresh in most of our minds. And while Huntsville did not take a direct hit from a tornado, the city was paralyzed for days due to a lack of electricity.
While we didn’t realize it at the time, this is what a cyber attack on our electric power grid would look like. A city with technology at its core — at a standstill.
The U.S. service academies are ramping up efforts to groom a new breed of cyberspace warriors to confront increasing threats to the nation's military and civilian computer networks that control everything from electrical power grids to the banking system.
Students at the Army, Navy and Air Force academies are taking more courses and participating in elaborate cyberwarfare exercises as the military educates a generation of future commanders in the theory and practice of computer warfare.
WASHINGTON — To former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, the threat of cyberattack was a potential Pearl Harbor and 9/11 rolled into one, an event terrorists or foreign adversaries could create, he said, to “paralyze the nation.”
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s rhetoric is cooler, but still he calls the threat of computer network attacks nothing less than “the greatest threat to our security.”
Todd Branchflower was one of my Lean LaunchPad students entrepreneurial enough to convince the Air Force to send him to Stanford to get his graduate engineering degree. After watching my Secret History of Silicon Valley talk, he became fascinated by how serendipity created both weapon systems and entrepreneurship in World War II – and brought us federal support of science and Silicon Valley. In class I would tease Todd that while the Navy had me present the Secret History talk in front of 4,000 cadets at the Naval Post Graduate School, I had yet to hear from the Air Force Academy.