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EU defense ministers undertook a exercise simulating a cyber assault on the bloc -- the first mock drill of its kind at such a senior level in Europe. [Read More]
Does President Trump actually understand cybersecurity issues, and is he serious about tackling them? [Read More]
Shadow Brokers release UNITEDRAKE, a sophisticated espionage platform used by the NSA to take complete control of Windows computers [Read More]
Palo Alto Networks finds 2007 variant of Babar (Snowball) malware believed to be developed by a French intelligence agency [Read More]
Russia-linked hackers apparently targeting control systems in energy facilities in the United States and Europe [Read More]
North Korea (DPRK) appears to be targeting bitcoin (both users and exchanges) as a means to counter the increasing effect of international sanctions. [Read More]
The elevation of the U.S. Cyber Command to a Unified Combatant Command brings American offensive and defensive cyber operations out of the implicit overview of the NSA and puts it on an equal footing -- with major implications for the U.S. national cyber security posture. [Read More]
A spate of incidents involving US warships in Asia, including a deadly collision this week off Singapore, has forced the navy to consider whether cyberattackers might be to blame [Read More]
Elon Musk and over 100 robotics and AI entrepreneurs demand global ban on killer robots [Read More]
Russia-linked Turla cyberspies use new dropper to deliver JavaScript backdoor in attacks aimed at entities interested in G20 [Read More]

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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.