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2010-09-16 06:28:54

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) must construct a "cyber shield" to protect the alliance from Internet threats to its military and economic infrastructures, a US defense official told the AFP news agency on Wednesday. Cyber security is a crucial element for the 28-nation alliance to adopt at its summit of leaders in Lisbon November 19 and 20, US Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn said in Brussels. Lynn said the alliance needs to play a significant role in...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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