US defense official: Global cyber arms race engulfing Web

By REUTERS
April 11, 2012 04:02

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

WASHINGTON - A global cyber arms race is engulfing the Internet and the best way to counter the rapidly escalating threat is combining the efforts of US agencies, private firms and international allies, cyber security officials said on Tuesday.

Cyber experts from across the US government, speaking at a conference at Georgetown University, said organized crime, espionage and security activity on the Internet pose a rising threat to US intellectual property, military superiority and critical infrastructure.

"What we're looking at is a global cyber arms race," said Rear Admiral Samuel Cox, director of intelligence at US Cyber Command, which was set up 18 months ago to protect Pentagon computer networks and conduct offensive cyber operations if the president orders them.

Related Content

Breaking news
July 22, 2018
U.S. launches campaign to erode support for Iran's leaders

By REUTERS