A New Broadband Super Highway–Just for Cops

All states have opted in to FirstNet, meaning that they agreed not to build their own competing broadband lanes for law enforcement and public safety. AT&T says that FirstNet’s core — the infrastructure that isolates police traffic from the commercial network — had become operational at last. “It’s like having a super highway that only public safety can use,” the company says.

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The Looming Threats of Cyber War and Cyber Espionage

In his State of the Union address this year, President Barack Obama, expressing concern over the security of critical infrastructures that are exposed to the Internet, declared that enemies of the U.S. are “seeking the ability to sabotage our power grids, financial institutions and air traffic control systems.” Unfortunately, the nation is still struggling to formulate and implement an effective strategy to protect ourselves. The evidence bears out Obama's warning. Recent Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attacks on the banking […]