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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]
The 2021 Defence Review indicates that the United Kingdom is ready to launch Trident missiles in response to a serious cyber-attack against the country. Should this be taken seriously? What are the real world consequences? [Read More]
Iran-linked TA453 attempted to phish senior medical professionals in the United States and Israel, who specialized in various research. [Read More]
President Joe Biden has extended an executive order issued by Barack Obama in 2015 regarding sanctions for malicious cyber activities. [Read More]
CompuCom shares information on the cost of recovering from a cybersecurity incident, including loss of revenue and major service disruptions. [Read More]
Suspected Russian hackers gained access to email accounts belonging to the Trump administration’s head of the Department of Homeland Security and members of the department’s cybersecurity staff whose jobs included hunting threats from foreign countries. [Read More]
Apple ships an urgent security update to fix a major security flaw affecting iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch devices and warned that the vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild. [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Cyberwarfare

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Gunter Ollmann's picture
While global corporations have been targeted by Iran-linked threat actors, the escalating tensions in recent weeks will inevitably bring more repercussions as tools and tactics change with new strategic goals.
Justin Fier's picture
Against the ongoing backdrop of cyber conflict between nation states and escalating warnings from the Department of Homeland Security, critical infrastructure is becoming a central target for threat actors.
Galina Antova's picture
We must recognize industrial cyberattacks as tactics in a new form of “economic warfare” being waged between nation-states to gain economic and political advantage without having to pay the price of open combat.
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.