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“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

cyberwar · Information operations · Information Warfare · North Korea

U.S. blames North Korea for ‘WannaCry’ cyber attack


DECEMBER 18, 2017 / 7:12 PM Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration has publicly blamed North Korea for unleashing the so-called WannaCry cyber attack that crippled hospitals, banks and other companies across the globe earlier this year. “The attack was widespread and cost billions, and North Korea is directly responsible,” Tom Bossert, homeland… Continue reading U.S. blames North Korea for ‘WannaCry’ cyber attack

Information operations · Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information Warfare

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

Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information operations · Information Warfare

US Congress mulls first ‘hack back’ revenge law. And yup, you can guess what it’ll let people do


Can you say ‘collateral damage’? By Iain Thomson in San Francisco 13 Oct 2017 at 22:36 Two members of the US House of Representatives today introduced a law bill that would allow hacking victims to seek revenge and hack the hackers who hacked them. The Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act (ACDC) [PDF] amends the Computer… Continue reading US Congress mulls first ‘hack back’ revenge law. And yup, you can guess what it’ll let people do

Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information operations · Information Warfare

Cyber Command stands up planning cells at combatant commands


By: Mark Pomerleau Cyber Command has stood up forward-deployed planning cells within the combatant command staffs to help better coordinate offensive and defensive cyber effects. The entities, called Cyber Operations-Integrated Planning Elements, or CO-IPE, are weeks-old. They will do all the planning for Department of Defense Information Network operations, defensive cyber operations, internal defensive measures and… Continue reading Cyber Command stands up planning cells at combatant commands

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