Once the exclusive domain of a small number of geniuses, hacking has gone mainstream as an element of national defense.
Mandiant, the computer forensic and incident response firm that got called in following the recent breaches of the New York Times' and Wall Street Journal's networks, has issued a comprehensive report about a specific hacking group that they believe to be a unit of China's People's Liberation Army.
A national survey of Americans shows a majority fear that cyber warfare is imminent and that the country will attack or be attacked in the next decade.
On February 12, we have witnessed U.S. President Barack Obama sign an Executive Order and issue a Presidential Policy Directive aimed at improving the cybersecurity of critical infrastructure.
As the moment when U.S. President Barack Obama will issue a cybersecurity executive order slowly draws near, other questions that affect the nation's cyber defense and offense options are discussed and answered in secret by legal review.