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The White House publicly accused North Korea of launching a massive cyberattack that hit 150 countries last May -- hobbling networks from Britain's public health system to FedEx. [Read More]
The United States officially accused North Korea late Monday of carrying out the massive WannaCry attack that infected some 300,000 computers in 150 countries earlier this year. [Read More]
Accusations that the Kremlin is meddling in Western domestic affairs have heightened fears over Russian hackers, trolls and state-controlled media. [Read More]
Researchers believe Iran used the Triton/Trisis ICS malware to attack a critical infrastructure organization in Saudi Arabia [Read More]
A new piece of malware designed to target ICS, named "Triton", has been used in an attack on a critical infrastructure organization and the goal may have been to cause physical damage [Read More]
The US Army will soon send teams of cyber warriors to the battlefield as the military increasingly looks to take the offensive against enemy computer networks. [Read More]
US President Donald Trump signs National Defense Authorization Act for FY2018, which bans the use of Kaspersky products by government agencies [Read More]
Organizations are getting better at detecting breaches, but attackers are also working on improving their tactics and techniques [Read More]
Iranian cyber espionage group tracked as OilRig and APT34 has been exploiting the recently patched Equation Editor vulnerability in Office to deliver malware [Read More]
Man accused by US authorities of hacking HBO linked by researchers to the Iranian cyber espionage group Charming Kitten [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Cyberwarfare

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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...
Oliver Rochford's picture
When the Chinese government states that it is not behind most of these attacks – it is possibly telling the truth. That the Chinese government has offensive cyber capabilities are not disputed. What is not a given is that all of this activity has been officially prompted or sanctioned.
Oliver Rochford's picture
It remains to be seen how the big powers will come to agree on the precise rules to govern cyber operations – currently the international legal status is uncertain, but the little players had better concentrate on improving old and developing new defensive measures.
Oliver Rochford's picture
Cyberwar, at least the type where infrastructure or actual lives are targeted and destroyed, will not just happen for the fun of it. There are consequences to any such activity, as recent policy activity and policy makers make clear.
Oliver Rochford's picture
It is because of the ambiguities and problems of definition and categorization that an International Agreement on acceptable and agreed cyber operations is the wisest and safest course of action.
Oliver Rochford's picture
One of the main criticisms that opponents of the Cyberwar Meme raise, is that much of the reporting on the subject is sensationalist, or worse, war- or fear-mongering. Aside from the implication that anyone warning about the dangers of cyberwarfare is accused of having ulterior motives, it also implies that there is no real danger.
Matthew Stern's picture
How do reconnaissance and surveillance relate to cyber space? In traditional warfare they are key to finding the enemy or to confirm or deny their course of action. These capabilities are also essential in cyber space.
Oliver Rochford's picture
All warfare is based on deception. There is sufficient evidence to prove that China utilizes cyber-espionage, but are cyber attacks being overly attributed to China?