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8 top cyber attack maps and how to use them


Have worked in Cyber, cybersecurity, cyber warfare, and cyber policy, for close to 20 years, I can attest to how a briefing without graphics is about as boring as watching paint dry.  Good graphics about cyber are difficult to find. How many ways are there to show a packet of electrons being launched at a… Continue reading 8 top cyber attack maps and how to use them

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InfowarCon 2018: CALL FOR PAPERS


Guys and Gals of the information warfare community, information operations world, strategic communications, public diplomacy, cybersecurity, cyberwarfare, electronic warfare, etc – InfowarCon is THE event that you should attend.   I’ve been to quite a few of these through the years. Founded by Winn Schwartau back when the concept of information warfare was just gaining traction… Continue reading InfowarCon 2018: CALL FOR PAPERS

cyberwar · Cyberwarfare · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

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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The Case for Diplomacy in Cyberspace


Chris Painter Cyber guy for 27 yrs, tech, wine, film, Pynchon & indie music fan. Aug 1 The Case for Diplomacy in Cyberspace https://medium.com/@C_Painter/the-case-for-diplomacy-in-cyberspace-8ca1ca8c97b3 For the last six and a half amazing years I have had the honor to serve as the first Coordinator for Cyber Issues in the Secretary’s Office at the State Department.… Continue reading The Case for Diplomacy in Cyberspace

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China just made VPNs illegal


China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced the new rules on Sunday, as reported by the South China Morning Post. Calling it a “clean-up” of the country’s internet connections, the Ministry said the new rules would go live immediately and be in place until March 31st, 2018. VPNs are already subject to government scrutiny… Continue reading China just made VPNs illegal

cyberwar · Cyberwarfare · North Korea

CIA chief nominee says N. Korea capable of offensive cyber operations


WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (Yonhap) — The nominee for CIA director Mike Pompeo said Thursday North Korea has overcome technological barriers and is capable of engaging in “offensive cyber operations.” Pompeo made the remark during his Senate confirmation hearing, expressing concern that commercial technologies have spread into the “hands of those who wish us harm.” “We… Continue reading CIA chief nominee says N. Korea capable of offensive cyber operations