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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
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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