Business

Is the digital dollar coming soon?

The United States is considering issuing a digital dollar, which would be backed by the nation's central bank and could help reinforce the U.S. role as a leader in the world financial system. Several financial institutions, ...

Computer Sciences

Three questions about quantum computing and secure communications

A radically different type of computing technology under development, known as quantum computing, could in theory decode secure communications and jeopardize military communications, critical infrastructure, and financial ...

Internet

Failures in large networks can be prevented with local focus

We live in an increasingly connected world, a fact underscored by the swift spread of the coronavirus around the globe. Underlying this connectivity are complex networks—global air transportation, the internet, power grids, ...

Security

Americans must prepare for cyber warfare

On March 21, President Biden issued an urgent warning to American business leaders to strengthen their companies' cyber defenses immediately. In recent weeks, experts have been surprised by the lack of full-scale cyberattacks ...

Business

Biden orders work to begin on future digital dollar

President Joe Biden on Wednesday ordered government agencies to begin work on creating a digital US dollar, weighing the risks and benefits of a move that could be a game changer for the global financial system.

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