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When state election officials gathered ahead of the last presidential election, major topics were voter registration, identity theft and ballot design. This year, the main theme is election security. [Read More]
The U.S. Interior Department has halted the operation of drones over cybersecurity concerns most likely related to the use of Chinese drones. [Read More]
How and to what extent solving the cybersecurity problems inherent in the global supply chain could provide confidence in Huawei equipment is debatable and fiercely debated. [Read More]
Recent attacks aimed at a key organization in the European energy sector involved PupyRAT, a piece of malware used by Iran-linked threat groups. [Read More]
The US military claims to have "successfully" disrupted the online propaganda efforts of the Islamic State in a hacking operation dating back at least to 2016. [Read More]
Turkish hackers claimed Friday to have hijacked for more than 90 minutes the official websites of the Greek parliament, the foreign affairs and economy ministries, as well as the country's stock exchange. [Read More]
Iran is widely expected to ramp up cyberattacks against the United States in response to the US killing of top Iranian leader Qasem Soleimani. [Read More]
An increasing number of companies believe they are being targeted by state-sponsored hacking groups, a new survey shows. [Read More]
Russian spies hacked a Ukrainian energy company at the center of the impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump. [Read More]
Industrial cybersecurity firm Dragos has identified seven threat groups that have targeted electric utilities in North America. [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Cyberwarfare

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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.
Oliver Rochford's picture
It is because of the ambiguities and problems of definition and categorization that an International Agreement on acceptable and agreed cyber operations is the wisest and safest course of action.