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What Does “Defend Forward” Cyber Strategy Mean?


This morning I did a very loud and painful facepalm when reading an analysis of the new DoD Cyber Strategy. I shall leave the guilty party unidentified, it’s really that bad. A large portion of the analysis focused on the “where” of “defending forward”. It doesn’t matter. In the relatively short period of time in… Continue reading What Does “Defend Forward” Cyber Strategy Mean?

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White House Releases New Cyber Strategy Easing Rules on Offensive Operations 


The White House released a new National Cyber Strategy on Thursday easing restrictions on offensive operations and the use of cyber weapons, building on an updated Pentagon plan announced earlier this week to broaden the response to ongoing digital attacks. Document: https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/National-Cyber-Strategy.pdf?_ga=2.205412755.2094111794.1537481176-1686560796.1522101986

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Unclassified DoD Cyber Strategy Published, Now Missing


12 hours ago, the US’ Cyberstrategy was published, reviews were written, but suddenly the documents themselves, and the accompanying Fact Sheets are missing. I’m sure the URLs are being reworked, the PDF files being updated, or something mundane, but that they are missing is curious. DOD Cyber Strategy – United States Department of Defense is 404,… Continue reading Unclassified DoD Cyber Strategy Published, Now Missing

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10/2: Gen. David Petraeus, Lisa Monaco, Michèle Flournoy talk cybersecurity at Washington Post


On October 2, at a critical moment for cyber risk in the United States, The Washington Post will bring together government leaders, security experts and advocates to discuss emerging threats across the cybersecurity landscape like infrastructure vulnerability and targeted misinformation. You’ll hear from top voices, including former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus and former Homeland Security Adviser Lisa Monaco, who… Continue reading 10/2: Gen. David Petraeus, Lisa Monaco, Michèle Flournoy talk cybersecurity at Washington Post

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National Security Archive: Cyber Glossary


The Cyber Glossary is a compilation of specialized terms to help experts and the public alike navigate the complex field of cybersecurity. This resource combines definitions from a variety of government compilations.  Sources for each entry – often multiple definitions exist – are provided, as is a key to allow for further research.  This list… Continue reading National Security Archive: Cyber Glossary

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CyCon 2019 Papers are Expected by 1 October


The Call for CyCon 2019 Papers is open until 1 October 2018. The theme for the eleventh International Conference on Cyber Conflict, hosted by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, is ‘Silent Battle’. CyCon 2019 will take place in Tallinn, Estonia, from 28 to 31 May 2019. The International Conference on Cyber Conflict, CyCon,… Continue reading CyCon 2019 Papers are Expected by 1 October

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IN CYBERWAR, THERE ARE NO RULES


Why the world desperately needs digital Geneva Conventions. BY TARAH WHEELER ILLUSTRATIONS BY KYLE HILTON FOR FOREIGN POLICY SEPTEMBER 12, 2018, 8:00 AM In 1984, a science fiction movie starring an up-and-coming Austrian-American actor took the box office by storm. A cybernetic organism is sent back in time to seek out and kill the mother of… Continue reading IN CYBERWAR, THERE ARE NO RULES