Tuesday, October 28, 2014

China’s Cyberespionage against the U.S. Is Just the Opening Gambit

By Jim McFarlin

The world is becoming increasingly hostile. The evidence is mounting: struggles with ISIS in the Middle East; Russia’s adventurism in Ukraine and the California coast; Iran’s nuclear bomb; and China’s aggression in the South China Sea, not to mention her new boomer subs.

Of these, China’s aggression is perhaps the most subtle -- and most concerning.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Jihadists to America: Cyberattacks Are Coming

By James McFarlin

The 9/11 Commission’s authors placed primary blame for the success of the attacks on “a failure of imagination.” America’s intelligence agencies, with all of their resources, did not awaken to the gravity of such a threat to our nation until it was too late. The authors recently reprised this conclusion in an updated 9/11 Report assessment with a fresh warning:

“We must not repeat this mistake in the cyber realm.”

But if we do not wake up – and quickly – to the very real threat of 9/11-class cyberattacks against the United States, we may soon find ourselves reliving the nightmare of 9/11 all over again.