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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

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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

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The confrontation that fueled the fallout between Kaspersky and the U.S. government


We have tiptoed around this beast known as Kaspersky for years.  Once again, the Russian tactic defaults to “prove it”.  As in almost every Russian action where they are caught and respond with “prove it”, this means they are guilty and are challenging the West to come up with proof of their nefarious ways.  The… Continue reading The confrontation that fueled the fallout between Kaspersky and the U.S. government

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Politicians Intermix Cyberwar, Information Warfare, And Fake News


By politicians, please allow me to use Hillary Clinton as an example of someone who doesn’t quite get it, doesn’t make any effort to differentiate terms, or doesn’t care about being right, she just wants to be heard. Former Democratic Candidate for President, Hillary Clinton, is trying to sell her book, remain relevant, and be… Continue reading Politicians Intermix Cyberwar, Information Warfare, And Fake News

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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

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CyCon 2018 Papers are Expected by 2 October


The Call for CyCon 2018 Papers closes on 2 October 2017. The 10th International Conference on Cyber Conflict, hosted by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, will take place in Tallinn, Estonia, from 29 May to 1 June 2018 To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the conference NATO CCDCOE is offering the cyber security community the opportunity to… Continue reading CyCon 2018 Papers are Expected by 2 October

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Europe’s Patchwork Approach to Cyber Defense Needs a Complete Overhaul


Europe’s approach to cyber defense is a mix of good intentions, guidelines, and an alphabet soup of organizational acronyms. If the EU wants to be taken seriously, its cyber defense efforts need an overhaul. August 30, 2017 Annegret Bendiek is a senior associate at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP).  The European Union’s… Continue reading Europe’s Patchwork Approach to Cyber Defense Needs a Complete Overhaul