Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Russian defense contractor developing smartphone spyware: U.S. firm


Also, Fake PornHub And Google Android Apps Are Actually ‘Russian Spy Tools’ First FaceApp, now a fake PornHub, and a fake Google Android App are being created and distributed as Russian tools and weapons, all forms of Information Warfare.  This appears to be a trend, perhaps State sponsored, controlled or coordinated  App Warfare?  App Warfare,… Continue reading Russian defense contractor developing smartphone spyware: U.S. firm

Information operations · cyberwar · Information Warfare

IO Topics In JFQ 2nd Quarter 2019


Joint Force Quarterly 93 (2nd Quarter, April 2019) Tactics in the Cyber Domain Warrior Women Unity of Command and Military Justice Source: https://ndupress.ndu.edu/JFQ/Joint-Force-Quarterly-93.aspx Tactical Maneuver in the Cyber Domain: Dominating the Enemy By Jennifer Leigh Phillips Imagine the possibilities if tactical teams could plan a raid that integrated air and ground support, and on-call fires in… Continue reading IO Topics In JFQ 2nd Quarter 2019

Information operations · Russia · cyberwar · Information Warfare

World’s First Cyberwar Probably A Case Of “He Said, She Said”


In this article, please note the Russian sources for both the RIA and TASS articles.   “Russian news agencies cited an unnamed security source as saying…” The NYT’s article, stating that the US has attacked  Russian infrastructure, only cited anonymous sources.   Here are a few things to note when reading these type articles Anonymous, unnamed… Continue reading World’s First Cyberwar Probably A Case Of “He Said, She Said”

Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information operations · Information Warfare

State Dept Plan for $20 million Cyberspace Security and Emerging Technologies Bureau


Beside the obvious, that State eliminated this program and is now re-establishing it, the question is “why?” Yes, a position and a support staff is needed to coordinate efforts of monitoring and perhaps controlling dual-use cyber technologies and cyber weapons technologies, globally.   The question would be, then, why was the position eliminated in the… Continue reading State Dept Plan for $20 million Cyberspace Security and Emerging Technologies Bureau

Information operations · cyberwar · Information Warfare

CCDCOE: New Study: International Law Applies to Cyberspace, Polarization over State Control Prevails


22 May, Tallinn – A new paper by NATO CCDCOE law experts addresses legal developments and trends in international law for cyberspace. It is generally held that international law applies to cyberspace, now the legal debate has shifted to how exactly the legal principles apply in the cyberspace. The CCDCOE published paper ‘Trends in International… Continue reading CCDCOE: New Study: International Law Applies to Cyberspace, Polarization over State Control Prevails

Information operations · Iran · Information Warfare

Iran Escalation (7)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. Iran is attacking oil tankers on the far side of the Persian Gulf, attempting to interdict US oil and gas supplies.  Don’t forget, however, other countries receive their oil there, as well.  This may well blow up in Iran’s face if oil consumers begin to hold Iran responsible, and… Continue reading Iran Escalation (7)

Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Russia: Adversary or Enemy? Depends on Your Definition of Cyber Attack.


Tom McCuin / Apr 22, 2019 The Department of Justice released Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final “Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election” on Thursday. Predictably, it won’t be changing any minds. But it does reinforce one particular point that I’ve been making in this space for the last two years: Russia… Continue reading Russia: Adversary or Enemy? Depends on Your Definition of Cyber Attack.