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Dozens of journalists and human rights defenders in El Salvador had their cellphones repeatedly hacked with sophisticated spyware over the past year and a half. [Read More]
CISA, FBI and NSA have released a joint cybersecurity advisory providing an overview of cyber operations linked to the Russian government. [Read More]
The Albanian government said that it would hire a U.S. company to bolster its cybersecurity following a large leak last month. [Read More]
Microsoft’s first batch of patches for 2022 cover at least 97 security flaws, including a critical HTTP Protocol Stack bug described as “wormable.” [Read More]
Celebrated cryptographer Moxie Marlinspike is stepping down as chief executive at Signal, the encrypted messaging app he created more than a decade ago. [Read More]
The non-profit group says companies that ship open-source code should do much more to help with security audits and fixes. [Read More]
The U.S. government has issued a warning over the use of commercial surveillance tools and it has shared some recommendations. [Read More]
Patchwork APT targets molecular medicine and biology scientists with a new version of the BADNEWS RAT. [Read More]
Researchers document a credential -stealing banking malware campaign exploiting Microsoft's digital signature verification. [Read More]
VMware ships patches for heap-overflow vulnerability that could lead to code execution attacks. [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Cyberwarfare

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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...
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.