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SentinelOne says the dropper framework of the Furtim malware is a highly sophisticated and could be used to extract data or insert the malware to potentially shut down an energy grid. [Read More]
Patchwork is a new threat actor that has been targeting numerous entities around the world using code that has been copied from various online forums. [Read More]
Microsoft has published a paper that proposes a series of recommended 'norms' of good industry behavior in cyberspace, along with proposing a public-private body to attribute severe cyber attacks. [Read More]
Germany approved new measures to rein in the activities of its foreign intelligence agency after a scandal over improper collusion with the NSA. [Read More]
The US military is wary of cutting Internet connections to Islamic State strongholds such as Raqa in Syria, even though the Pentagon is waging cyber-war against the jihadists, officials said. [Read More]
Ardit Ferizi admitted in a United States court to providing material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) . [Read More]
North Korean hackers managed to steal thousands of records from private firms and state agencies in the South including defense industry information and files from Korean Air, Seoul police said. [Read More]
Singapore confirmed it would cut off Internet access for government work stations within a year for security reasons, a surprise move in one of the world's most wired countries. [Read More]
Microsoft has detailed some of the steps it is taking to combat terrorism online, which include removing terrorist content from its services and partnering with others to meet the challenges presented by terrorists’ use of the Internet. [Read More]
The "Suckfly group" has launched attacks against government and commercial organizations in numerous countries, but the primary targets appear to be individuals and organizations located in India. [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Cyberwarfare

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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.
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.