cyber security

  • Our Government Can’t Prevent A Digital 9-11: Entrepreneurs Need To Step In


    At the Security Innovation Network (SINET) Showcase at The National Press Club in Washington, D.C., this week, Michael Chertoff, former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, presented a dire assessment of the cyber-security threat facing our nation. He discussed how rogue governments and hackers are quietly infiltrating our computer systems and the disasters that can be… Read More

  • Has The Threat Of Cyber War Been Overstated?

    Set aside several minutes of your afternoon to read Seymour Hersh’s latest article in the New Yorker entitled “The Online Threat.” It’s a long, long yarn on the dangers of cyber war. It begins with the United Stats’ utter lack of respect for the technological capabilities of China, and then goes on to address a larger question: is the U.S. prepared for any sort… Read More

  • WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY A GAME? High schoolers invited to NYU-Poly cyber-security games

    When I was in high school, “hacking” mostly meant wardialing the local phone numbers looking for BBSes, and occasionally downloading “warez” from the “elite” boards. I have a funny story about the time our own John Biggs wrote a trojan disguised as a blue box program. Mostly, we were killing time and not really doing any of the exploration and… Read More