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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

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Foreign Economic Espionage in Cyberspace


2018 NATIONAL COUNTERINTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY CENTER Executive Summary In the 2011 report to Congress on Foreign Spies Stealing U.S. Economic Secrets in Cyberspace, the Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive provided a baseline assessment of the many dangers facing the U.S. research, development, and manufacturing sectors when operating in cyberspace, the pervasive threats posed by… Continue reading Foreign Economic Espionage in Cyberspace

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The ‘Global Cybercrime Problem’ Is Actually the ‘Russia Problem’


Convincing Putin that further attacks will trigger automatic, severe responses is the best path to deterrence. 6:00 AM ET John P. Carlin Chair of the Aspen Institute’s Cyber & Technology Program A series of explosive Department of Justice filings—outside the special counsel’s probe—makes clear that Russia is a rogue state in cyberspace. Now the United… Continue reading The ‘Global Cybercrime Problem’ Is Actually the ‘Russia Problem’

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White House Advisers Warn of Catastrophic Grid Outages


Russia is practicing cyberattacks on Ukraine for years. This prompted a study to determine how the US would suffer and react to attacks on the American power grid. This is a DRAFT report. How can America cope with a months-long power outage?  Clear lines of command, flexible communications networks, plenty of exercises and protective “community… Continue reading White House Advisers Warn of Catastrophic Grid Outages