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Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced AUS$230 million in new government funding to strengthen cyber security. [Read More]
Israeli security agencies are on alert over the potential for cyber-attacks by Anonymous, after the hacker group previously targeted the Jewish state each April 7. [Read More]
The Marine Corps has activated a new Cyberspace Warfare Group (MCCYWG) with a mission to train and equip teams to perform both defensive and offensive cyber operations. [Read More]
The Islamic Republic of Iran denied supporting cyber attacks against the United States after a New York court indicted seven Iranians over hacking dozens of American banks and a major dam. [Read More]
Spying on the US is a service to China, state-run media said Wednesday, singing the praises of a man who confessed to hacking American defense contractors on Beijing's behalf. [Read More]
Iranian hacking suspects were employed by two private computer security companies in Iran, named as ITSec Team and Mersad Co., that performed work on behalf of the government, including the powerful Revolutionary Guard Corps, the US said. [Read More]
One of seven Iranian suspects indicted by the US government and linked to the Iranian government hacked into the system controlling an American dam in 2013, prosecutors announced Thursday. [Read More]
Recent terror attacks in Brussels conducted by terrorists linked to the Islamic State are expected to spawn multiple cyber-attacks against high-profile websites and targets such as government and media in Belgium, researchers say. [Read More]
Cyber terrorist attacks might not be sophisticated, but they can be highly effective, says former FBI cyber agent [Read More]
North Korea's state-run Rodong Sinmun newspaper lashed out at accusations that it had, saying they were cooked up by Seoul to shore up support for controversial surveillance legislation. [Read More]

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...