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The promise and peril of active cyber defense


Article by a good and trusted friend of mine.  </end editorial> BY IRVING LACHOW, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 04/18/18 02:30 PM EDT THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL American businesses are under siege from cyber criminals and state-sponsored cyber spies. Despite the billions of dollars spent by companies… Continue reading The promise and peril of active cyber defense

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Salisbury CW Attack / Syrian CW Attack (51)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. There is just not enough information to determine if Russian inventor of Novichok’s being hit by a car was intentional or not. Russia, of course, is accusing the West of fabricating the incident… Life is strange. So strange that you can’t make this stuff up. Somehow, Russia feels the… Continue reading Salisbury CW Attack / Syrian CW Attack (51)

Cybersecurity · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Russia likely targeted more than 21 states before 2016 election: official


BY MORGAN CHALFANT – 04/24/18 10:54 AM EDT A top Department of Homeland Security official said Tuesday that Russian hackers likely targeted more than 21 states before the 2016 election as part of a broader effort to interfere in the vote. Jeanette Manfra, the official, acknowledged that the department only had enough “visibility” to confirm activity targeting 21 states… Continue reading Russia likely targeted more than 21 states before 2016 election: official

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Dissection of One Russian Disinformation Example


In their never-ending quest to misinform as many people as possible, to obfuscate the real story, to muddy the waters, to avoid any semblance of accepting any blame, Russian propagandists have put together another doozy. Col Skripal and his daughter had an assassination attempt made against them by Russian agents using a nerve gas invented in… Continue reading Dissection of One Russian Disinformation Example

Cybersecurity · cyberwar

International Live-Fire Cyber Defence Exercise Kicked Off This Week


The largest and most complex international live-fire cyber defence exercise in the world, Locked Shields 2018, organised by NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence takes place this week.The exercise includes new critical infrastructure components and integrates the technical and strategic game, enabling participating nations to practice the entire chain of command in solving a… Continue reading International Live-Fire Cyber Defence Exercise Kicked Off This Week

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

The Really Dark Side of Facebook


The world has been outraged by Cambridge Analitica scraping personal data from Facebook to facilitate targeted campaigning in the US Presidential election and, possibly, the Brexit referendum. But this is small beer. The real story is how Facebook, and other social media platforms and search machines (like Google), support Russian Information Warfare, while frustrating Public… Continue reading The Really Dark Side of Facebook

Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Salisbury CW Attack / Syrian CW Attack (50) – Addendum


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. There was a product on the market a few years ago in the US called Sham-Wow.  Adapting and bastardizing the name, what the Russians are doing (and getting caught doing it) is actually “Damn-Wow” stupid.  Choke On Coffee Warning (COCW) applies, it’s that bad sometimes.  </end editorial> Russians resorting… Continue reading Salisbury CW Attack / Syrian CW Attack (50) – Addendum