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A large malvertising attack recently hit the Yahoo! advertising network, which leveraged Microsoft Azure websites and eventually redirected browsers to pages hosting the Angler Exploit Kit to compromise systems.
Most Americans want their government to take action against nation states that launch cyberattacks against US government organizations
The Department of Defense and experts from more than 100 organizations concluded a series of cyber defense exercises where they practiced a “whole-of-nation response” to destructive cyberattacks targeting U.S. critical infrastructure.
The NSA spied on French companies focused on telecommunications, electricity, gas, oil, nuclear and renewable energy, and health projects, as well as all deals valued at above $200 million, according to WikiLeaks.
France summoned the US ambassador on Wednesday and said it "will not tolerate any acts that threaten its security" after leaked documents indicated Washington spied on President Francois Hollande and his two predecessors.
Top US and Chinese officials were set to join "candid" talks Tuesday to discuss maritime disputes and cyber hacking.
Researchers at Palo Alto Networks outlined a cyber-espionage operation targeting Southeast Asia that may be state-sponsored.
Suspected Chinese hackers who infiltrated the US government's human resources records have sensitive information on all federal employees, an American union said Thursday.
Chinese hackers accused of attacking US federal databases may have snared the names of Chinese with links to American officials, putting them in danger, The New York Times said Wednesday.
Microsoft has opened a Transparency Center in Brussels that is open to participants in the company's Government Security Program initiative.

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Cyberwarfare

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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.
Eric Knapp's picture
Enemy infrastructure is and always has been an important military target. The difference is that with increasingly automated and connected infrastructure, the ability for an enemy to target these systems digitally has increased, putting these systems at greater risk.
Mark Hatton's picture
I believe that no other nation can match the capabilities of the United States military, but at the same time, matching the level of resources and investment in cyber being made by nation states such as China could prove impossible.
Danelle Au's picture
The building blocks for a robust cybersecurity strategy are not uniquely different from security requirements for a traditional enterprise...