Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information operations

“Mind Hacking”: Information Warfare in the Cyber Age


I disagree with many of the terms, assumptions, and arguments Mr. Rugge uses, but overall this is a pretty good article.  My biggest concern is the use of the term CEIW (cyber-enabled information warfare), as it places undue emphasis on cyber.  Using the term cyber in this context is actually redundant because there is almost nothing in… Continue reading “Mind Hacking”: Information Warfare in the Cyber Age

Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

FBI Software For Analyzing Fingerprints Contains Russian-Made Code, Whistleblowers Say


In a secret deal, a French company purchased code from a Kremlin-connected firm, incorporated it into its own software, and hid its existence from the FBI, according to documents and two whistleblowers. The allegations raise concerns that Russian hackers could compromise law enforcement computer systems. Chris Hamby December 26, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. The fingerprint-analysis software used… Continue reading FBI Software For Analyzing Fingerprints Contains Russian-Made Code, Whistleblowers Say

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NATO’s Little Noticed but Important New Aggressive Stance on Cyber Weapons


Not many people noticed it, but last month, NATO made a dramatic change in its cyber policy. BY THOMAS E. RICKS  | DECEMBER 7, 2017, 10:15 AM By Col. Rizwan Ali, USAF (Ret.) Best Defense office of cyber deterrence Not many people noticed it, but last month, NATO made a dramatic change in its cyber policy announced by… Continue reading NATO’s Little Noticed but Important New Aggressive Stance on Cyber Weapons

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Army launches direct commissions for cyber


Army leaders launch program to recruit more cyber warriors By Morgan Chalfant – 12/05/17 02:03 PM EST http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/363349-army-leaders-launch-program-to-recruit-more-cyber-warriors The U.S. Army is officially launching a new program aimed at recruiting more cyber operators in order to fill existing gaps in the force. The service is implementing a new pilot program to directly commission civilians with… Continue reading Army launches direct commissions for cyber

China · Cybersecurity · Information operations · Information Warfare

Chinese ‘Security’ Company Was a Den of Hackers, Feds Say


Boyusec is accused of siphoning secrets from targets including Siemens and is connected the notorious group called APT3, which has been linked to Beijing’s spy services. KEVIN POULSEN 11.27.17 1:52 PM ET An obscure Chinese computer security firm acted as a front for a sophisticated hacking operation dedicated to siphoning secrets from targets around the world, according… Continue reading Chinese ‘Security’ Company Was a Den of Hackers, Feds Say

Information operations · Information Warfare

FCC plans total repeal of net neutrality rules


By MARGARET HARDING MCGILL 11/20/2017 07:17 PM EST Updated 11/20/2017 07:58 PM EST Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai will reveal plans to his fellow commissioners on Tuesday to fully dismantle the agency’s Obama-era net neutrality regulations, people familiar with the plans said, in a major victory for the telecom industry in the long-running policy debate. The… Continue reading FCC plans total repeal of net neutrality rules

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ABA Cybersecurity for Lawyers Handbook


By Paul Rosenzweig Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 6:07 AM The American Bar Association has released the second edition of it’s handbook for professionals.  Entitled (rather unimaginatively :-)), “The ABA Cybersecurity Handbook: A Resource for Attorneys, Law Firms, and Business Professionals, Second Edition,” the book is a compendium of information that “will enable lawyers and law firms to… Continue reading ABA Cybersecurity for Lawyers Handbook