Online security

As internet-based threats race up national security agendas and governments look at ways of protecting their national infrastructures a cyber arms race is causing concern to the developed world

US to deploy robot combat strategists

Pentagon programme aims to sharpen battlefield decision-making


cybersecurity threats
From ‘botnet’ zombie computers to abuse of lost information
cyberattack on the US electrical grid
This interactive explainer looks at how a cyberattack on the electrical grid could unfold
Large military contractors are creating a cyberwar industrial complex by acquiring smaller specialist groups

Cyber warfare: Iran opens a new front

With its nuclear programme curbed, digital weaponry has become even more central to Tehran’s arsenal

Italy revokes Hacking Team export licence

Move comes amid growing scrutiny of surveillance software sales

US takes cyber warfare mainstream

No one, Moscow included, will argue against America’s use of the internet to attack Isis

Chinese hacking of US companies declines

Private sector spying falls after Obama and Xi’s September accord

US launches online assault against Isis

First wartime assignment for Pentagon’s new Cyber Command

MoD steps up cyber security operations

Government earmarks £40m for new centre to be based at Corsham

US warned over ‘cyber jihad’ attacks

Extremists closer to launching lethal strikes, says DoJ official

FETC13 The Iranian flag
©Alexander Makarov

Hackers blur line between thief and spy

US alleges Iran hired cyber criminals to attack banks and a dam

BAE Systems' cards based on cyber-security threats already encountered by companies
©Company; Dreamstime

Defence groups take aim at cyber security

BAE Systems and Raytheon are helping companies fend off attacks

US indicts 7 Iranians on hacking charges

Prosecutions involve cyber crimes on American banks and a dam by people with links to Tehran

Chinese man pleads guilty to cyber spying

Su Bin ‘targeted sensitive aircraft data’ from Boeing and others

GCHQ secures smart meters against hackers

Loophole meant each smart meter shared same encryption key

UK launches Cyber Security Centre

Two GCHQ directors to improve cyber security in private sector

Asia cyber gap leaves rich nations exposed

Web-dependent states’ infrastructure at risk of attack, study says

BAE suffers cyber attacks twice a week

UK defence group accuses foreign governments

Russia steps up Syria cyber assault

Human rights and aid groups targeted in espionage campaign

DoJ steps up pressure in clash with Apple

Company’s refusal to unlock iPhone is about branding, says agency

Surge in Israeli cyber security launches

Founders of start-ups are no longer just ex-military veterans

Trident backers make case for the defence

Britain’s nuclear capability battles escalating costs and political opposition

Silicon Valley uneasy after Snowden leaks

Western intelligence agencies worry that encryption will make the internet ‘go dark’

Israelis warn cyber attacks to increase

World faces wave of hacks as nation states take ‘gloves off’, senior Israeli military figure says

For sale: Israeli cyber attack insights

Trainers show companies how to fend off hackers

Israel cyber expertise lures investors

Country takes 20% share of global private investment in sector

Hackers shut down Ukraine power grid

Russian group accused of power outage cyber attack