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Opinion: US-Russian cyber war just getting started


The US has figured out correctly that Russia’s president only respects force. But after the revelations of US cyber attacks against Russian targets Vladimir Putin will retaliate, says DW’s Konstantin Eggert. According to The Washington Post, the recently established US Army Cyber Command completely blocked internet services to the Internet Research Agency in Saint Petersburg — better… Continue reading Opinion: US-Russian cyber war just getting started

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Russian Hackers Targeted European Research Groups, Report Says


“Russian officials have denied that Moscow had any role in the hacking attempts.” Russia has no honor and never will. </end editorial> By Karen Weise Feb. 20, 2019 SEATTLE — A group of hackers associated with Russian intelligence targeted civil society groups across Europe ahead of May elections there, Microsoft said on Tuesday. The attacks,… Continue reading Russian Hackers Targeted European Research Groups, Report Says

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

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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

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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

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Ukraine “testing ground” for Russian military Psyop unit


The following article conflates a number of different issues and is categorizing them as “PsyOps”.   Psychological Operations, or PsyOp in the US, is one field residing within the Special Operations field. Hackers are a part of the US Cyber Command in the US.  Passing someone a text via a cell network would fall within the… Continue reading Ukraine “testing ground” for Russian military Psyop unit