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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.

Information operations · Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information Warfare · NATO

World´s Largest International Live-Fire Cyber Exercise to be Launched Next Week


Press release: World´s Largest International Live-Fire Cyber Exercise to be Launched Next Week 4 April 2019  Next week NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) organises Locked Shields 2019, the largest and most advanced international live-fire cyber exercise in the world. The annual exercise is a unique opportunity for national cyber experts to practise… Continue reading World´s Largest International Live-Fire Cyber Exercise to be Launched Next Week

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UAE Used Cyber Super-Weapon To Spy On iPhones Of Foes


  From this article, I can make a few conclusions.  NSA has tools which can access iPhones NSA is using tools which can access iPhones Others, beside NSA, have access to these tools, they appear to be shared or for sale Individuals, trained by NSA, are for hire Raven, an intelligence gathering group, may or… Continue reading UAE Used Cyber Super-Weapon To Spy On iPhones Of Foes

Information operations · Russia · cyberwar · Information Warfare · United States

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

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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