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SentinelOne details the MO of a Chinese cyberespionage group actively targeting education, government, and telecommunication organizations since at least 2013. [Read More]
Tech giant IBM plans to acquire early-stage attack surface management startup Randori in a deal that signals a major expansion of Big Blue’s cybersecurity ambitions. [Read More]
CISA released a final version of an advisory it previously sent state officials on voting machine vulnerabilities in Georgia and other states that voting integrity activists say weakens a security recommendation on using barcodes to tally votes. [Read More]
Sequoia is leading a massive $50 million early-stage investment in Chainguard, a startup created by a team of ex-Google software engineers to "make software supply chain secure by default." [Read More]
Electronic warfare is a critical but largely invisible aspect of Russia’s war against Ukraine. Military commanders largely shun discussing it, fearing they’ll jeopardize operations by revealing secrets. [Read More]
Microsoft uncovered and disabled OneDrive-based infrastructure that a Lebanese threat actor employed in attacks against 20 organizations in Israel. [Read More]
Cybercriminals operating the Clipminer botnet have made at least $1.7 million in illicit gains to date, according to estimates from Symantec researchers. [Read More]
An exiled Iranian opposition group claimed a hacking attack which it said temporarily took control of dozens of websites run by Tehran's municipality and thousands of the capital's surveillance cameras. [Read More]
Devo Technology, a late-stage startup building technology for data logging and security analytics, has closed a new $100 million funding round that pushes its valuation in the $2 billion range. [Read More]
ReliaQuest shells out $160 million to add threat intelligence capabilities to its flagship GreyMatter platform. [Read More]

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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...
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.