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CRS: Defense Primer: Cyberspace Operations


Overview The Department of Defense (DOD) defines cyberspace as a global domain within the information environment consisting of the interdependent network of information technology infrastructures and resident data, including the Internet, telecommunications networks, computer systems, and embedded processors and controllers. The DOD Information Network (DODIN) is a global infrastructure carrying DOD, national security, and related… Continue reading CRS: Defense Primer: Cyberspace Operations

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Ukraine “testing ground” for Russian military Psyop unit


The following article conflates a number of different issues and is categorizing them as “PsyOps”.   Psychological Operations, or PsyOp in the US, is one field residing within the Special Operations field. Hackers are a part of the US Cyber Command in the US.  Passing someone a text via a cell network would fall within the… Continue reading Ukraine “testing ground” for Russian military Psyop unit

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Cyber Security Forces of Ukraine Declare They Are In Combat Mode


Update 17 December 2018 2027 hours EST.   Ukraine Cyber Units just completed a defensive exercise and are did really well.  They now can deal with a DDOS of 6,000 hits per second.  Thank you to the Ukraine Media Crisis Center for the clarification!  </end update> I will admit I can’t fully flesh out this report,… Continue reading Cyber Security Forces of Ukraine Declare They Are In Combat Mode

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The ‘Global Cybercrime Problem’ Is Actually the ‘Russia Problem’


Convincing Putin that further attacks will trigger automatic, severe responses is the best path to deterrence. 6:00 AM ET John P. Carlin Chair of the Aspen Institute’s Cyber & Technology Program A series of explosive Department of Justice filings—outside the special counsel’s probe—makes clear that Russia is a rogue state in cyberspace. Now the United… Continue reading The ‘Global Cybercrime Problem’ Is Actually the ‘Russia Problem’

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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