Cybersecurity · cyberwar

New French Cyber Offense Doctrine


An unofficial translation is available here. https://github.com/SwitHak/SwitHak.github.io/blob/master/Pub/20190119_PDF_TR-FR-EN_Public-elements-of-French-military-doctrine-of-offensive-computer-warfare.pdf Official Document: https://www.defense.gouv.fr/content/download/551531/9394285/Politique%20MINARM%20de%20lutte%20informatique%20OFFENSIVE.pdf </end editorial> En garde! ‘Cyber-war has begun’ – and France will hack first, its defence sec declares Parly-vous cyber-security? No plan to surrender, military bug bounty coming By Gareth Corfield in Lille, France 22 Jan 2019 at 20:12 FIC2019 France’s defence secretary Florence Parly today declared: “Cyber war has begun.” And she… Continue reading New French Cyber Offense Doctrine

Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information Warfare

New Publication by the NATO CCDCOE: National Cyber Security Strategies Reveal States’ Thinking about Rules in the Cyberspace


Press release 1 February 2019 New Publication by the NATO CCDCOE: National Cyber Security Strategies Reveal States’ Thinking about Rules in the Cyberspace National cyber security strategies serve as useful tool to identify a state´s general position in regards to the rules and principles in cyberspace, finds the NATO CCDCOE´s law researcher Ann Väljataga in… Continue reading New Publication by the NATO CCDCOE: National Cyber Security Strategies Reveal States’ Thinking about Rules in the Cyberspace

Cybersecurity · Russia

How Russia Is Strong-Arming Apple


Apple is being forced by Russia to store Russian users’ information in Russia. This elicits privacy fears, a real issue in Russia.   Russia is cracking down on any and all means of communications, privacy is not an option.  Potentially Apple’s iMessage service will be affected. </end editorial> Moscow is demanding control over users’ personal data.… Continue reading How Russia Is Strong-Arming Apple

Cybersecurity · cyberwar

Massive DDoS Attack Generates 500 Million Packets per Second


DDOS attacks are being mitigated, but they’re gaining strength.  A LOT of strength and power. </editorial> 1/30/2019 Jai Vijayan January 10 torrent involved nearly four times as many packets as last year’s huge attack on GitHub, says Imperva. Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks do not have to be bandwidth-intensive to be disruptive and hard to mitigate.… Continue reading Massive DDoS Attack Generates 500 Million Packets per Second

Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information operations · Information Warfare · lawfare

DOJ moves to take down Joanap botnet operated by North Korean state hackers


This is the lawfare I’ve been advocating.  In our quest for national security, it seems we overlook lawfare, using our laws and the Department of Justice to prevent others from launching crippling attacks on businesses, individuals, and other organizations.   Notice the Joanap botnet began in 2009, and only now, in 2019 are we reacting.  </end… Continue reading DOJ moves to take down Joanap botnet operated by North Korean state hackers

Information operations · Information Warfare · NATO · NATO StratCom COE · Russia

Countering Russian disinformation the Baltic nations’ way


This is an excellent article using an example from the Baltics and proposing it as a possibility in the US.  One term is used with which most Americans may not be familiar.  Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation that seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or in members of a… Continue reading Countering Russian disinformation the Baltic nations’ way

Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information operations · Information Warfare

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