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The Divide Between Silicon Valley and Washington Is a National-Security Threat


Civil-military gap, knowledge gap, training gap, memory gap …. and the national security imperative of closing them. Closing the gap between technology leaders and policy makers will require a radically different approach from the defense establishment. DEC 13, 2018   Amy Zegart, Contributing editor at The Atlantic  Kevin Childs, Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force… Continue reading The Divide Between Silicon Valley and Washington Is a National-Security Threat

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Senator Mark R. Warner: A New Doctrine for Cyberwarfare & Information Operations


Recorded previously. </end editorial> Dec 7, 2018 10:30am to 12:00pm CNAS Washington, DC Join CNAS on Friday, December 7, at 10:30am for a keynote address by Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA), to discuss the need for a U.S. cyber doctrine in the face of growing threats from traditional cyber attacks… Continue reading Senator Mark R. Warner: A New Doctrine for Cyberwarfare & Information Operations

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Preparing for Cyber Conflict – Case Studies of Cyber Command


DECEMBER 4, 2018 Piret Pernik This is the first publicly available comparative study of the military cyber organisations in five European countries: Estonia, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, and Norway. The study examines strategic guidelines, political authorisation of international deployments, organisational set-up, the chain of command, and key functions of three categories of military cyberspace forces:… Continue reading Preparing for Cyber Conflict – Case Studies of Cyber Command

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Facebook Down In Much Of The World: Massive outage covers Europe, including Ukraine (Map)


I’ve posted a current (12:15 EST, East Coast US) screen shot of the Facebook Outage page.  The UK looks like it’s being hit harder than it is, it seems. When I zoom in on the UK it seems to be much milder and limited to only a few urban areas.  Surprisingly, Moscow appears to be… Continue reading Facebook Down In Much Of The World: Massive outage covers Europe, including Ukraine (Map)

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McAfee Labs 2019 Threats Predictions Report


Cyberattacks on the cloud will increase in 2019, along with malicious actors employing artificial intelligence to avoid detection by security software, according to a threat prediction report released by McAfee Labs on Thursday.  It says “data exfiltration attacks” on the cloud would be a major issue in the new year, and also that voice-controlled digital assistants will the next… Continue reading McAfee Labs 2019 Threats Predictions Report

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White House Launches Cyber Reskilling Program


By Jack Corrigan, Staff Correspondent NOVEMBER 30, 2018 10:12 AM ET In its trial run, Federal Cybersecurity Reskilling Academy will certify some 25 feds with non-technical backgrounds as cyber defense analysts. The White House is launching its first program to retrain federal employees for careers in government cybersecurity. The Federal Cybersecurity Reskilling Academy will provide feds… Continue reading White House Launches Cyber Reskilling Program

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Russian Cyber Operations: State-led Organised Crime


James Sullivan Research Fellow 28 November 2018 Russia is emulating approaches used by cybercriminals as it blurs the line between state and non-state activities in cyberspace The recent activities of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation – Russia’s military intelligence, otherwise known by its traditional (if… Continue reading Russian Cyber Operations: State-led Organised Crime