by Rob Lattin | on February 5th, 2012 |
Over the last month and a half Israel has found itself in an emerging cyber war with individuals from its neighboring countries. In this video, I speak with Jerusalem Post reporter Yaakov Lappin about the cyber war’s ramifications, how it might develop in the future, and how Israel is dealing with this increasingly prevalent threat.
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Presented by S.A. Ayesha Shadoon K. Kowsalya
Slide 2:What is Cybercrime? Crime committed using a computer and the internet to steal a person’s identity or illegal imports or malicious programs Cybercrime is nothing but where the computer used as an object or subject of crime Online activities are just as vulnerable to crime and can compromise personal safety just as effectively as common everyday crimes. Lawmakers, law enforcement, and individuals need to know how to protect themselves and the persons for which they are responsible. Continue reading
The news-free content of the leaked documents points to this being more about
Julian Assange‘s vanity and finances than his politics.
Worse, the video was released to coincide with a fundraising appeal (the organization had only collected $370,000 of their estimated $600,000 operating budget), strongly suggesting the group was creating controversy merely to profit from it.
The newest release, the so-called “Afghan War Diary, 2004-2010,” is a document dump of over 91,000 classified military documents from our war in Afghanistan against the Taliban and al-Qaeda. The UK’s Guardian, Germany’s Der Spiegel, and the New York Times have had teams of reporters pouring over embargoed copies of the files for weeks. Sadly, what they found offers very little in the way of news, revelations, or even entertainment. Continue reading
U.S. citizen Samir Khan, believed to have written al-Qaeda‘s online recruiting magazine, managed to flee the country on a plane last year. We’ve known of him since 2007.
- Al Qaeda No. 2 Threatens More U.S. Attacks (abcnews.go.com)
- Samir Khan, Young American, Said To Be Main Writer For Al Qaeda Website, CNN Reports (huffingtonpost.com)
- Al Qaeda publishes an English language magazine (mountainrunner.us)
- Grayson compares GOP to Al Qaeda (thehill.com)
- Al Qaeda targets recruits with English magazine (reuters.com) Continue reading
Two of the six “key questions” to be considered by the SDR will focus on domestic threats which “cannot be separated from international security”, according to a Green Paper setting out the grounds for a full scale review to start after the General Election.
Decisions need to be made on the “balance between focusing on our territory and region and engaging threats at a distance” and “what contribution the armed forces should make in ensuring security and contributing to resilience within the UK”. Continue reading
by Noor Huda Ismail and Carl Ungerer
Thursday, 16 July 2009
This Policy Analysis examines the shifting patterns of leadership and patronage in Jemaah Islamiyah. It argues that leadership tensions and recent prison releases raise the possibility that splinter groups might now seek to re-energise the movement through violent attacks.