NEWS & ANALYSIS

Cybercrime Trends Will Worsen in 2009, According to Forecasts

The global recession will lead to a rise of cybercrime worldwide, as governments' attention to cybercrime is deflected toward more pressing economic problems, according to 2009 cybercrime forecasts from leading IT security firms.

U.S. Needs Comprehensive Cybersecurity Strategy, Recommends Commission

The United States needs a comprehensive strategy against cyberattacks and should create a cabinet-level position within the White House to reflect its importance, recommends a 96-page report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

Blackwater Guards Surrender to Authorities

Five Blackwater Worldwide security guards allegedly involved in the September 2007 shooting, which killed 17 in Nisoor Square, have surrendered to authorities today.

Animal Rights Extremists' Attacks Get More Personal and Dangerous

Animal rights extremists are adopting more personal and dangerous terrorism tactics, two biomedical researchers argue on the opinion page of today's issue of The Washington Post.

New Indian Home Minister Admits Intelligence and Security Failures

A little more than a week after terrorists assaulted the city of Mumbai, the Indian government has publicly acknowledged its security failures.

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Cyberattacks Surge 30 Percent Over Last 4 Months, IBM Says

There has been a sudden surge of security events online over the past four months, according to IBM's X-Force, an elite team of IT security experts.

Mumbai Terrorists Must Have Had Commando Training, Says Counterinsurgency Expert

The terrorists who laid siege to Mumbai, India, last week, killing 179, must have had elite military training, according to a counterinsurgency expert today at a panel discussion on what has been referred to as India’s 9-11.

Directive Puts "Irregular Warfare" on Equal Footing with Traditional Combat

A new directive requires the Pentagon to "step up" its abilities to fight unconventionally.

Could Mumbai Happen Here?

As Mumbai continues to reel from the terrorist assault it weathered last week, and tensions between India and Pakistan continue to deteriorate, The Washington Post's David Ignatius asks today, "Could it happen here?"

Chance of WMD Attack Increases, Bipartisan Panel Reports

The greatest threat of a weapons of mass destruction attack by a rogue state or terrorists in the next five years comes from Pakistan, warns a bipartisan panel created by the 9-11 Commission.
 




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