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Hacktivism Up, Denial of Service Down in Internet Malfeasance

November 14, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

People with attitudes represent the current bow wave of Web attacks.

Supply Chain Poses Severe Threat to Information Technology

November 14, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

The devil may be in the details of the electronics hardware as malware increasingly crashes hardware debuts.

A Regional Imbalance Confronts a Strategic Rebalance in the Pacific

November 14, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

The new strategic emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region poses a new set of challenges for the U.S. military, ranging from cyberspace attacks to missile defense in a large-scale conflict. Meeting these challenges will require a new approach to coalition building as well as a shift in technology procurement. And, the relationship among the United States, China and their neighbors will weigh heavily on all efforts for regional security. 

Many of these points were discussed on the first day of TechNet Asia-Pacific 2012, being held in Honolulu, Hawaii, November 13-15. Titled “Rebalancing Toward the Asia-Pacific—Challenges and Opportunities,” the conference began with a direct focus on the key issues that define those challenges.

 

 

Go Commercial for Security, Say Defense Information Officers

November 13, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

Commercial systems require commercial solutions to win the war in cyberspace.

Overprotection Threatens Effective Cyber Operations

November 13, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

Too much data security can be as much of a problem as too much secrecy when it comes to cyberspace operations.

Integrated Air, Missile Defense Key to Pacific Military Security

November 13, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

Keeping assets safe from air and missile attack will require a coordinated defense coupled with a dispersal strategy.

All Warfighting Domains Are Challenged in the Asia-Pacific Region

November 13, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

Previous Asia military operations dealt with one or two warfighting domains; but that was a luxury that no longer is available.

Human Rights Legislation Hinders Asia-Pacific Coalition Building

November 13, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

Congressional action that limited U.S. activities with human rights violators is hurting Pacific Command efforts to build regional coalitions.

A Different Kind of "Star Wars" Approach May Help Pacific Missile Defense

November 13, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

The U.S. Pacific Command is considering new ways of countering the growing Chinese ballistic missile threat.

U.S. Pacific Command Seeks to Extend Coalitions

November 13, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

PACOM’s traditional model of bilateral coalitions in the Asia-Pacific region is giving way to larger groupings built on a regional basis.

 

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