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.
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 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.