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Head of the GCHQ spy agency reveals that the UK has launched a major cyberattack on the Islamic State [Read More]
A series of geopolitically motivated attacks ongoing since early 2017 and targeting high profile organizations worldwide appear to be a symptom of escalating tensions in the Middle East [Read More]
Ransomware is the most prevalent type of malware and it increasingly targets business-critical systems, according to Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) [Read More]
Hackers protest election-related cyberattacks by hijacking many Cisco switches in Iran and Russia - but do the attacks involve the recently disclosed CVE-2018-0171 vulnerability? [Read More]
The recently discovered KevDroid Android backdoor is tied to the North Korean hacking group APT37, Palo Alto Networks researchers have discovered. [Read More]
Cisco advises organizations to patch and secure switches to protect them against attacks abusing the Smart Install protocol. Hundreds of thousands of systems exposed and critical infrastructure is at risk [Read More]
Organizations are getting better at discovering breaches internally, with the detection time dropping to 57.5 days in 2017 from 80 days in 2016, according to FireEye’s Mandiant [Read More]
Several natural gas pipeline operators in the United States affected by a cyberattack that hit a communications system provided by a third party [Read More]
The Pentagon is investing in a new generation of satellites that will provide the military with better accuracy and have better anti-jamming capabilities. [Read More]
The United States imposed sanctions on Friday on 10 Iranians and an Iranian company for alleged hacking of hundreds of universities in the US and abroad and the theft of "valuable intellectual property and data." [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Cyberwarfare

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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.