Cybersecurity

ABA Cybersecurity for Lawyers Handbook


By Paul Rosenzweig Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 6:07 AM The American Bar Association has released the second edition of it’s handbook for professionals.  Entitled (rather unimaginatively :-)), “The ABA Cybersecurity Handbook: A Resource for Attorneys, Law Firms, and Business Professionals, Second Edition,” the book is a compendium of information that “will enable lawyers and law firms to… Continue reading ABA Cybersecurity for Lawyers Handbook

Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Russia’s Election Hackers Use D.C. Cyber Warfare Conference as Bait


By Kevin Poulsen, www.thedailybeast.com October 22nd, 2017 The Russian military hackers behind last year’s election meddling are using an upcoming cyber warfare conference in Washington D.C. as a lure to infect a new crop of victims with malware, security researchers said Sunday, effectively turning a high-level gathering packed with NATO and U.S. military cyber defenders into an opportunity… Continue reading Russia’s Election Hackers Use D.C. Cyber Warfare Conference as Bait

Information operations · Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information Warfare

US Congress mulls first ‘hack back’ revenge law. And yup, you can guess what it’ll let people do


Can you say ‘collateral damage’? By Iain Thomson in San Francisco 13 Oct 2017 at 22:36 Two members of the US House of Representatives today introduced a law bill that would allow hacking victims to seek revenge and hack the hackers who hacked them. The Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act (ACDC) [PDF] amends the Computer… Continue reading US Congress mulls first ‘hack back’ revenge law. And yup, you can guess what it’ll let people do

Cybersecurity · Information operations · Information Warfare

Equifax takes down web page after report of new hack


Equifax is in real trouble.  …an independent security analyst on Wednesday found part of Equifax’s website was under the control of attackers trying to trick visitors into installing fraudulent Adobe Flash updates that could infect computers with malware. </end editorial> John McCrank NEW YORK (Reuters) – Equifax Inc said on Thursday it has taken one of its customer help… Continue reading Equifax takes down web page after report of new hack

Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information operations · Information Warfare

Cyber Command stands up planning cells at combatant commands


By: Mark Pomerleau Cyber Command has stood up forward-deployed planning cells within the combatant command staffs to help better coordinate offensive and defensive cyber effects. The entities, called Cyber Operations-Integrated Planning Elements, or CO-IPE, are weeks-old. They will do all the planning for Department of Defense Information Network operations, defensive cyber operations, internal defensive measures and… Continue reading Cyber Command stands up planning cells at combatant commands

China · Cybersecurity · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

The Rise of the Authoritarian Internet


SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 | DANIEL HOFFMAN In May 2015, Russia and China signed a “nonaggression pact” in cyberspace. They agreed not to target each other with cyber attacks and promote the idea of sovereignty in cyberspace. China and Russia are now seeking to eliminate virtual private network services (VPN’s) from their respective internet space. Russian President Vladimir… Continue reading The Rise of the Authoritarian Internet

Cybersecurity · cyberwar

State Plans To Elevate Cyber Mission, Despite Shuttering Dedicated Office


Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s decision to oust the State Department’s cyber coordinator and a plan to downgrade and absorb the coordinator’s office into the agency’s economic section are just the first moves in a process that will end with cyber diplomacy gaining rather than losing prominence, a top State official told lawmakers Tuesday. That… Continue reading State Plans To Elevate Cyber Mission, Despite Shuttering Dedicated Office