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Extended Call for Submissions for the 13th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ICCWS 2018)


This is the Extended Call for Submissions for the 13th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ICCWS 2018) which is being hosted by the National Defense University, Washington DC, USA on the   8 – 9th  March 2018. This call will close on 31st of August 2017. ICCWS uniquely addresses cyber security, cyber warfare and information warfare. For more information please… Continue reading Extended Call for Submissions for the 13th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ICCWS 2018)

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Trump Boosts Military Cyber Command, Hints At Future NSA Changes


BY LEIGH CUEN ON 08/18/17 AT 1:43 PM President Donald Trump just announced he is elevating U.S. Cyber Command to a full combat command, which means more military resources will go towards developing both offensive and defensive cyber weapons. The National Security Agency and CYBERCOM, which now has the same authorities as U.S. Central Command, are stationed in Fort Meade, Maryland.… Continue reading Trump Boosts Military Cyber Command, Hints At Future NSA Changes

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FBI has its first ‘living witness’ in Russian hacking investigation


Most of this is highly contentious, the conclusions are all highly fluid. Apparently, Russia hired a Ukrainian hacker, witting or unwitting, to write a program enabling Russian intelligence services to hack into certain systems.  Apparently is the key word. It will depend on the testimony of ‘Profexer’, the Ukrainian hacker.  Apparently, Russia chooses to hire… Continue reading FBI has its first ‘living witness’ in Russian hacking investigation

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In Ukraine, a Malware Expert Who Could Blow the Whistle on Russian Hacking


By ANDREW E. KRAMER and ANDREW HIGGINS AUG. 16, 2017 KIEV, Ukraine — The hacker, known only by his online alias “Profexer,” kept a low profile. He wrote computer code alone in an apartment and quietly sold his handiwork on the anonymous portion of the internet known as the Dark Web. Last winter, he suddenly went dark entirely. Profexer’s… Continue reading In Ukraine, a Malware Expert Who Could Blow the Whistle on Russian Hacking

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The Morris Worm: Worms, Viruses, and Other Programmed Pests


Today, Eugene Spafford circulated an invitation to view a video he recently uploaded to the internet. Eugene Spafford is a legend in the cyber world. This video was released about six weeks after the Morris Worm was released by Robert Morris on November 2nd, 1988. It is a classic example of unintended consequences in the… Continue reading The Morris Worm: Worms, Viruses, and Other Programmed Pests

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What do DoD officials think of splitting NSA/CYBERCOM dual hat?


c4isrnet.com · by Mark Pomerleau · August 1, 2017 A new wide-ranging report issued from the Government Accountability Office examines what the advantages and disadvantages are of the dual-hat arrangement for the head of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, among other things. For the past few years, there has been much discussion regarding the separation of… Continue reading What do DoD officials think of splitting NSA/CYBERCOM dual hat?

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Book: Capital, State, Empire: The New American Way of Digital Warfare


Capital, State, Empire: The New American Way of Digital Warfare Open Access book by Scott Timcke Part of the Critical, Digital and Social Media Studies series edited by Christian Fuchs University of Westminster Press Free download, affordable paperback: http://www.uwestminsterpress.co.uk/site/books/10.16997/book6/ The United States presents the greatest source of global geo-political violence and instability. Guided by the… Continue reading Book: Capital, State, Empire: The New American Way of Digital Warfare