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Hackers likely affiliated with the North Korean government seem to lack the ability to disrupt the U.S. power supply, according to a new report from FireEye. [Read More]
President Trump issued a memorandum on Oct. 5 requiring the intelligence community to establish an inter-agency information sharing network. [Read More]
Hackers could have easily infiltrated US voting machines in 2016 and are likely to try again in light of vulnerabilities in electronic polling systems, a group of researchers said Tuesday. [Read More]
Jeremy Fleming, director of the UK's GCHQ, says the spy agency is "coming out of the shadows to protect Britain's economy" from cyber-criminals. [Read More]
North Korean computer hackers reportedly stole hundreds of classified military documents from South Korea including detailed wartime operational plans involving its US ally. [Read More]
Iran-linked threat group OilRig has been using a new Trojan in attacks aimed at entities in the Middle East [Read More]
A new report in the Wall Street Journal attempts to provide the evidence that directly ties Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab to the Russian government, but it offers no evidence and comes from anonymous, unnamed sources. [Read More]
Attackers inject themselves into ongoing email exchanges in highly targeted spear-phishing attacks aimed at entities around the world [Read More]
The Islamic State group may soon be defeated in Iraq and Syria but a "virtual caliphate" could be harder to conquer, experts and officials have warned. [Read More]
The Baltic region appears to be the latest area for Russian offensive cyber testing, just as the Ukraine has been in recent years. [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Cyberwarfare

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Oliver Rochford's picture
The lifting of certain sanctions may provide an alternative incentive to limit certain types of cyberwar activity.
Josh Lefkowitz's picture
It’s critical to recognize that there will always be virtual ways in which terrorists and other criminals can create threats that no border process or physical security program can stop.
Ryan Naraine's picture
Thomas Rid, Professor in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, joins the podcast to discuss the lack of nuance in the crypto debate and the future of global cyber conflict.
James McFarlin's picture
If there were any lingering doubts that cybersecurity is a geopolitical issue with global implications, such opinions were cast on the rocks by discussions this past week at the 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
James McFarlin's picture
The overall industry tone of caution around active defenses may be calibrated to defuse the notion rather than taking the argument, buying time for other alternatives to surface.
James McFarlin's picture
Does a dangerous threat lie with ISIS’s possible use of cyber weapons against American critical infrastructure, financial system or other targets? Will such attacks be attempted and do the capabilities exist within ISIS to do so?
James McFarlin's picture
Creative disruption, where a paradigm shift in thinking replaces an existing order, may be an elusive concept but its power as a driving force of human behavior cannot be denied.
James McFarlin's picture
One can only hope our nation’s alarm clocks wake up and stir our national leaders’ imaginations before a cyber incident of the magnitude of 9/11 results in the need for a “Cyber Strikes Commission Report.”
Tal Be'ery's picture
Defenders should use their "Strategic Depth" to mitigate attacks not on the perimeter but deeper within their network where they can leverage on their strategic advantage.
Jeffrey Carr's picture
The term “Tipping Point” is controversial because it has been so widely misused and loosely applied; two abuses that I often see in the cyber security marketplace.