German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks with European Central Bank President Mario Draghi (left) and Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti (right) during a summit of European leaders in Brussels. They reached an agreement on a growth plan for the continent, and world markets surged. Bertrand Langlois /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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European Leaders Cling To Ideal Of Integration

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James Clapper, director of national intelligence, leaves a closed-door joint meeting with the Senate and House Intelligence committees on June 7. Clapper ordered an inquiry into security leaks to be concluded next week. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Does Leaking Secrets Damage National Security?

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'Flame' Virus Fuels Political Heat Over Cyber Threats

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'Flame' Malware Designed For Spying, Not 'Cyber War'

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The CIA took considerable heat over Iraq, where weapons of mass destruction weren't found. Now, as the agency assesses Iran, it invites an NPR correspondent to its headquarters for a rare chat about the issue. Andrew Harrer/Bllomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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A Peek Inside The CIA, As It Tries To Assess Iran

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If sanctions continue, Iran's tankers could fill up with surplus oil and leave the country with no place to store its continued production. Kamran Jebreili/AP hide caption

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Iran In Tough Spot As Sanctions Take Economic Toll

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Cybersecurity Firms Ditch Defense, Learn To 'Hunt'

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Cybersecurity analysts work in the watch and warning center during the first tour of the government's secretive cyberdefense lab intended to protect the nation's power, water and chemical plants, electrical grid and other facilities on Sept. 29, 2011, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Mark J. Terrill/AP hide caption

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Cyber Briefings 'Scare The Bejeezus' Out Of CEOs

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A bill in Congress would task certain private businesses with increasing their cybersecurity to stave off attacks aimed at harming U.S. cyber infrastructure. Mark J. Terrill/AP hide caption

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Bill Would Have Businesses Foot Cost Of Cyberwar

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Cyberwar May Be New Tool In Iran's Arsenal

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Cybersecurity experts say Iran has the resources necessary to be a major player in cyberwarfare. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Could Iran Wage A Cyberwar On The U.S.?

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Cybersecurity Bills Compete For Attention

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Iran's Nuclear Talks Follow Months Of Sanctions

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The group Anonymous has threatened to take down the Internet on Saturday to protest anti-piracy proposals that they consider online censorship. Here, a masked protester demonstrates against one such measure last month in Zagreb, Croatia, last month. Hrvoje Polan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Anonymous' Hacking Group Threatens The Internet

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The Homeland Security Department's Control System Security Program facilities in Idaho Falls, Idaho, are intended to protect the nation's power grid, water and communications systems. U.S. security officials and members of Congress are convinced a new law may be needed to promote improved cyberdefenses at critical facilities. Mark J. Terrill/AP hide caption

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Cybersecurity Bill: Vital Need Or Just More Rules?

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