cyber security

Obama to Order National Defense Against Cyber Attacks Beefed Up

Cyber attacks have hit a host of major U.S. companies and government agencies in recent months, an issue President Obama may address in his State of the Union Tuesday -- and then in an executive order aimed at improving our defenses against them on Wednesday.

Why Your Digital Life
Is at Risk

It is easy to forget that the cigarette box-sized device in your pocket is a computer more powerful than the one that sent Apollo 11 to the moon. Smartphones, tablets and laptops now hold some of our most priceless assets. But let's put a price on them: The value of a wired American's digital life averages nearly $55,000, and it's at risk.

Boeing to Acquire Argon ST in $775 Million Deal

Boeing is beefing up its defense, space and security operating unit with plans to acquire Argon ST in a $775 million, all-cash deal, at the aircraft maker announced Wednesday. Under the deal, Boeing will pay $34.50 per share, a 41% premium over Argon's closing price Tuesday.