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InfowarCon 2018: CALL FOR PAPERS


Guys and Gals of the information warfare community, information operations world, strategic communications, public diplomacy, cybersecurity, cyberwarfare, electronic warfare, etc – InfowarCon is THE event that you should attend.   I’ve been to quite a few of these through the years. Founded by Winn Schwartau back when the concept of information warfare was just gaining traction… Continue reading InfowarCon 2018: CALL FOR PAPERS

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The Case for Diplomacy in Cyberspace


Chris Painter Cyber guy for 27 yrs, tech, wine, film, Pynchon & indie music fan. Aug 1 The Case for Diplomacy in Cyberspace https://medium.com/@C_Painter/the-case-for-diplomacy-in-cyberspace-8ca1ca8c97b3 For the last six and a half amazing years I have had the honor to serve as the first Coordinator for Cyber Issues in the Secretary’s Office at the State Department.… Continue reading The Case for Diplomacy in Cyberspace

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China just made VPNs illegal


China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced the new rules on Sunday, as reported by the South China Morning Post. Calling it a “clean-up” of the country’s internet connections, the Ministry said the new rules would go live immediately and be in place until March 31st, 2018. VPNs are already subject to government scrutiny… Continue reading China just made VPNs illegal

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Hacking group purportedly hacked NSA-linked Equation Group, auctioning cyber weapons


The Shadow Brokers group claim to have hacked the Equation Group, which is believed to be linked to the NSA, and is auctioning off the ‘best’ cyber weapons. Computerworld | Aug 15, 2016 8:33 AM PT You don’t see this every day…a hacking group claims to have hacked a U.S. intelligence agency-linked hacking group and… Continue reading Hacking group purportedly hacked NSA-linked Equation Group, auctioning cyber weapons

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Researchers crack open unusually advanced malware that hid for 5 years


The name “Project Sauron” came from code contained in one of the malware’s configuration files. Espionage platform with more than 50 modules was almost certainly state sponsored. DAN GOODIN – 8/8/2016, 8:41 PM Security experts have discovered a malware platform that’s so advanced in its design and execution that it could probably have been developed… Continue reading Researchers crack open unusually advanced malware that hid for 5 years

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Event: OPEN HACK DC: Hackathon with Show & Tell – Tonight


OPEN HACK DC: Hackathon with Show & Tell Tell a friend Share Monday, August 8, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM  Sponsor:  Cvent 1765 Greensboro Station Place 7th Floor, Tysons Corner, VA (map) Metro: take the Silver Line to the Greensboro Station, and come down the east stairs. Come around the front of the SAIC… Continue reading Event: OPEN HACK DC: Hackathon with Show & Tell – Tonight

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The Kremlin’s Undeclared War


Full disclosure: I was interviewed for this last week while I was in the middle of researching, writing, and finishing an academic paper. The paper was about Russian Information War, mostly about the inform and influence parts, so speaking about the cyberwarfare aspects were not the focus of my thoughts.  Thus I deviated a wee bit… Continue reading The Kremlin’s Undeclared War