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Pentagon GreenLights Offensive Cyber


The New York Times published a story titled Pentagon Puts Cyberwarriors on the Offensive, Increasing the Risk of Conflict. I couldn’t help but notice the negative spin on the headline, predisposing a negative perspective on the Pentagon’s approval before even starting the article. The objective, according to the new “vision statement” quietly issued by the command,… Continue reading Pentagon GreenLights Offensive Cyber

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To Protect Private Sector, Multilayered Strategies Are Needed


By Constance Douris May 24, 2018 In this series of articles running through July, RealClearPolitics and RealClearDefense take an in-depth look at the intersection of cybersecurity, technology, and warfare in the 21st century. Below is Part 6. Recently, a malware called Trisis was discovered that was specifically designed to access controls and cause leaks or explosions and sabotage an electric… Continue reading To Protect Private Sector, Multilayered Strategies Are Needed

Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia · Ukraine

Researchers uncover sophisticated botnet aimed at possible attack inside Ukraine


As of right now, any association with a Russia source is based on only coincidental or “loose” evidence. As for Ukraine being a target, upcoming Ukraine’s holidays for May and June 2018: May 27 Sunday Orthodox Pentecost National holiday, Orthodox May 27 Sunday Cultural Workers and Folk Artists Day Observance May 27 Sunday Kiev Day… Continue reading Researchers uncover sophisticated botnet aimed at possible attack inside Ukraine

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The promise and peril of active cyber defense


Article by a good and trusted friend of mine.  </end editorial> BY IRVING LACHOW, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 04/18/18 02:30 PM EDT THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL American businesses are under siege from cyber criminals and state-sponsored cyber spies. Despite the billions of dollars spent by companies… Continue reading The promise and peril of active cyber defense

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International Live-Fire Cyber Defence Exercise Kicked Off This Week


The largest and most complex international live-fire cyber defence exercise in the world, Locked Shields 2018, organised by NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence takes place this week.The exercise includes new critical infrastructure components and integrates the technical and strategic game, enabling participating nations to practice the entire chain of command in solving a… Continue reading International Live-Fire Cyber Defence Exercise Kicked Off This Week

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Senate confirms Trump’s pick for NSA, Cyber Command


By MARTIN MATISHAK 04/24/2018 12:51 PM EDT The Senate Tuesday quietly confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command. U.S. Army Cyber Command chief Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone was unanimously confirmed by voice vote to  serve as the “dual-hat” leader of both organizations. The two have shared a leader since… Continue reading Senate confirms Trump’s pick for NSA, Cyber Command