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“Mind Hacking”: Information Warfare in the Cyber Age


I disagree with many of the terms, assumptions, and arguments Mr. Rugge uses, but overall this is a pretty good article.  My biggest concern is the use of the term CEIW (cyber-enabled information warfare), as it places undue emphasis on cyber.  Using the term cyber in this context is actually redundant because there is almost nothing in… Continue reading “Mind Hacking”: Information Warfare in the Cyber Age

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FBI Software For Analyzing Fingerprints Contains Russian-Made Code, Whistleblowers Say


In a secret deal, a French company purchased code from a Kremlin-connected firm, incorporated it into its own software, and hid its existence from the FBI, according to documents and two whistleblowers. The allegations raise concerns that Russian hackers could compromise law enforcement computer systems. Chris Hamby December 26, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. The fingerprint-analysis software used… Continue reading FBI Software For Analyzing Fingerprints Contains Russian-Made Code, Whistleblowers Say

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U.S. blames North Korea for ‘WannaCry’ cyber attack


DECEMBER 18, 2017 / 7:12 PM Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration has publicly blamed North Korea for unleashing the so-called WannaCry cyber attack that crippled hospitals, banks and other companies across the globe earlier this year. “The attack was widespread and cost billions, and North Korea is directly responsible,” Tom Bossert, homeland… Continue reading U.S. blames North Korea for ‘WannaCry’ cyber attack

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NATO’s Little Noticed but Important New Aggressive Stance on Cyber Weapons


Not many people noticed it, but last month, NATO made a dramatic change in its cyber policy. BY THOMAS E. RICKS  | DECEMBER 7, 2017, 10:15 AM By Col. Rizwan Ali, USAF (Ret.) Best Defense office of cyber deterrence Not many people noticed it, but last month, NATO made a dramatic change in its cyber policy announced by… Continue reading NATO’s Little Noticed but Important New Aggressive Stance on Cyber Weapons

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Army launches direct commissions for cyber


Army leaders launch program to recruit more cyber warriors By Morgan Chalfant – 12/05/17 02:03 PM EST http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/363349-army-leaders-launch-program-to-recruit-more-cyber-warriors The U.S. Army is officially launching a new program aimed at recruiting more cyber operators in order to fill existing gaps in the force. The service is implementing a new pilot program to directly commission civilians with… Continue reading Army launches direct commissions for cyber

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A Fight Is Brewing Between Congress and the Military Over Cyber War


By Patrick Tucker November 16, 2017 U.S. military commanders want more authority to launch cyber operations. But Congress is mulling new restrictions and reporting requirements, setting up a showdown that will shape American defense in the network era. In one corner, you have commanders like Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone. The head of U.S. Army Cyber… Continue reading A Fight Is Brewing Between Congress and the Military Over Cyber War

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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