cyber attack http://www.kplu.org en UW Tacoma to offer cybersecurity degree http://www.kplu.org/post/uw-tacoma-offer-cybersecurity-degree <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If cyber crime is a growth industry, so is fighting cyber crime.</span></p><p>The University of Washington Tacoma is the latest school to join the ranks of colleges and universities offering degrees in fighting cyber crooks. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 23:35:36 +0000 Paula Wissel 8061 at http://www.kplu.org UW Tacoma to offer cybersecurity degree Could Iran wage a cyberwar on the United States? http://www.kplu.org/post/could-iran-wage-cyberwar-united-states Security professionals in both the U.S. government and in private industry have long feared the prospect of a cyberwar with China or Russia, two states capable of launching destructive attacks on the computer networks that control critical assets such as the power grid or the financial system.<p>Now they face a new cyberthreat: Iran.<p>"[The Iranians] have all the resources and the capabilities necessary to be a major player in terms of cyberwarfare," says Jeffrey Carr, an expert on cyberconflict who has consulted for the U.S. Thu, 26 Apr 2012 17:06:20 +0000 Tom Gjelten 4860 at http://www.kplu.org Could Iran wage a cyberwar on the United States? NW National Lab still recovering from major cyber attack http://www.kplu.org/post/nw-national-lab-still-recovering-major-cyber-attack <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-976435.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-976435.mp3</a></p><p>The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Washington state gets about 4 million cyber attacks a day. But workers there are just now getting back online after a sophisticated attack shut down most Internet services last Friday.</p><p> Thu, 07 Jul 2011 00:16:36 +0000 Anna King 2027 at http://www.kplu.org NW National Lab still recovering from major cyber attack Cyber attacks are escalating http://www.kplu.org/post/cyber-attacks-are-escalating <p>Remember when we used to call the Internet the &quot;information superhighway&quot;? Today, that highway is starting to resemble the route Mad Max traveled in <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad_Max_2">The Road Warrior</a>. You can&#39;t go out on it without inviting an attack. Hardly a week goes by without seeing news reports about another corporation being sabotaged by hackers ... <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/229997/sony_cyberattack_arrests_made_in_spain.html?tk=rel_news">Sony</a>, <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/02/24/us-intel-hackers-idUSTRE61M4PX20100224">Intel</a>, <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/china-rejects-google-allegation-of-massive-hacking-breach-as-fabrication/2011/06/02/AGMdsEHH_story.html">Google</a>, and<a href="http://www.informationweek.com/news/government/security/229700151"> Lockheed</a> are some of the more high profile victims.</p><p>For consumers, the biggest cyber threat is identity theft and stolen credit card numbers. But that&#39;s just the tip of the iceberg.&nbsp;This month on <strong><em>The Digital Future</em></strong>, <a href="http://stratnews.com/">Strategic News Service</a> publisher <a href="http://www.tapsns.com/aboutmark.php">Mark Anderson</a> looks at the huge increase in Advanced Persistent Threats: efforts by nation-states to steal information and technology.</p><p> Tue, 28 Jun 2011 12:30:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 1931 at http://www.kplu.org Cyber attacks are escalating