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Iran's Natanz uranium enrichment facility lost power Sunday, April 11, 2021, just hours after starting up new advanced centrifuges capable of enriching uranium faster. [Read More]
NEWS ANALYSIS: Google’s decision to promote Rust for low-level Android programming is another sign that the shelf-life for memory corruption mitigations are no match for the speed of in-the-wild exploit development. [Read More]
Facebook cracks down on deceptive networks, including five that mainly targeted individuals outside their countries and nine focused on domestic audiences. [Read More]
Researchers report that a subgroup of the Molerats APT is employing voice changing software in attacks targeting regional adversaries and political opponents. [Read More]
In a new pilot program, the U.S. DoD invites the HackerOne community to remotely test the participating DoD contractors’ assets and report on any identified vulnerabilities. [Read More]
Kaspersky researchers warn that China-linked APT group Cycldek using custom malware in a series of recent attacks targeting government and military entities in Vietnam. [Read More]
VMWare fixes a serious URL-handling vulnerability in the Carbon Black administrative interface and warns of authentication bypass and potential code execution risks. [Read More]
The U.S. Department of Justice this week announced official charges against Wyatt A. Travnichek, a Kansas man accused of accessing and tampering with a public water system. [Read More]
Citrix warns that the bugs could result in privileged code in a guest virtual machine to crash the host or render it unresponsive. [Read More]
Microsoft won a nearly $22 billion contract to supply U.S. Army combat troops with its augmented reality headsets. [Read More]

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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.