An air gap – meaning, a computer without direct network access of any kind – seems like the perfect solution to the gossamer threads of connectivity. You can’t hack something you can’t connect to. But air gapped systems aren’t unhackable. That’s not to say air gaps don’t have their place.  ...

Throughout his two terms in office, President Barack Obama faced an array of challenges from both al Qaeda and ISIS.  In an interview with The Cipher Brief, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, explained that the Obama Administration’s evaluation of al Qaeda was “not correct.” ...