Threats

Expect China to attack US infrastructure within 3 years, MITRE CTO says

The US needs to figure out how to disconnect its industrial-control systems from its networks—and fast, says a top leader of the defense R&D not-for-profit.

Ideas

Jan. 6 showed the power of 'networked incitement'

A media and disinformation expert explains the danger of political violence orchestrated over social media.

Science & Tech

DHS aims to lead in fight against ‘adversarial’ AI

The Homeland Security Department is already putting artificial-intelligence tools to use—largely against AI-powered threats.

Threats

To solve national security problems, the US may have to rethink higher education

Advanced STEM degrees take too much time and cost too much, said the former science and tech head at Homeland Security.

Defense Systems

Russian cruise missiles have US Air Force scouting for thousands of acres of land

Six over-the-horizon radar sites are envisioned in the United States and Canada, say officials with prospective bidder Raytheon.

Ideas

The newest threat to elections is AI-boosted disinformation

Studying how Russia, China, and Iran meddle in other countries can help the U.S. prepare for 2024.

Ideas

Can a nationwide emergency-alert test restore public trust?

The Oct. 4 text message is supposed to reach all compatible devices in the U.S. It could shed light on how government agencies can improve their emergency communications.

Science & Tech

Predictive policing software terrible at predicting crimes

A software company sold a New Jersey police department an algorithm that was right less than 1% of the time.

Threats

Ransomware gang targeting defense firms, FBI warns

The Snatch ransomware group has been learning from others to improve its own ploys, including data theft and double extortion, cyber authorities say.

Exclusive Threats

With eye toward Russia and China, NORTHCOM concludes special mission in the Arctic

“It's really both competitors we see operating up there, routinely,” commander says.

Science & Tech

New AI laser system to guard US capital region from unauthorized aircraft

‘The first line of defense is actually that they will beam a laser at the cockpit of the aircraft.’

Threats

'Sudden surge' in cyberattacks on government: report

Blackberry's quarterly threat report said attacks on government agencies and the public sector rose 40% since last year.

Threats

Power grid under threat from foreign adversaries, domestic extremists, warn experts

“The most important evolving threat to the electric grid is associated with cybersecurity and physical security,” lawmakers were told on Tuesday. 

Defense Systems

A Decade-Old Cyber Policy Desperately Needs an Update, Group Says

The bipartisan Cyberspace Solarium Commission has recommendations for a new critical-infrastructure playbook.