Cybersecurity · Information operations · Information Warfare

Clinton campaign denies reports that its computer system was hacked


One of my quotes made it into the story in the last paragraph, the good news is I am among good company. The bad news is there is so much more to this story, oh so much more. The only really good news about this article is nobody called it “cyberwar”.  I would have hacked… Continue reading Clinton campaign denies reports that its computer system was hacked

Computer Security

Copiers as an Information Warfare Tool


Imagine my horror to read that Xerox Copiers, specifically the Xerox Workcentre 7535 and 7556, using  Jbig2, an image compression standard, are unilaterally changing numbers within documents.    The BBC report is here.  In a specific example, dimensions in a plan which was copied were changed from 21.11m to 14.13m. To my naturally devious mind this presents… Continue reading Copiers as an Information Warfare Tool

China · Information operations

China has no cyber warfare troops: spokesman — Shanghai Daily | 上海日报


Now this…  My head is reeling. China has no cyber warfare troops: spokesman Source: XINHUA | 2013-2-28 | ONLINE EDITION http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.asp?id=128093 BEIJING, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) — A military spokesman said Thursday that China does not have any soldiers engaging in cyber warfare. The inclusion of “blue teams” in Chinese military drills is done to enhance… Continue reading China has no cyber warfare troops: spokesman — Shanghai Daily | 上海日报

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Hurricane Sandy aka Frankenstorm, are we ‘Cyber-Vulnerable’?


For those of you with a military background, you should understand what BOHICA stands for. Bend Over, Here it Comes Again. The US is in a state of perpetual cyber defense.  Our filters are up, our intrusion detector systems are hard at work, our monitors show trends, our displays show incidents and types and..   The… Continue reading Hurricane Sandy aka Frankenstorm, are we ‘Cyber-Vulnerable’?

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White House cybersecurity record is ineffective, other IT results mixed, report says – Nextgov.com


White House cybersecurity record is ineffective, other IT results mixed, report says   By Kedar Pavgi September 18, 2012   The Obama administration’s efforts to improve cybersecurity have been for the most part superficial and ineffective, according to an analysis by Federal News Radio.   The review is part of a weeklong series that evaluated… Continue reading White House cybersecurity record is ineffective, other IT results mixed, report says – Nextgov.com

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I’m Mad as Hell about an Executive Order on Cybersecurity


I just read a disturbingly apathetic comment about President Obama possibly signing an Executive Order about cybersecurity.  Apologies to the recipient of my wrath for how I unloaded on you, but you honestly deserved it. His comment was ‘I don’t know if I can support it’ after some very eloquent people explained that Congress had… Continue reading I’m Mad as Hell about an Executive Order on Cybersecurity