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A former CIA employee is believed to have provided WikiLeaks the Vault 7 files, which describe many of the hacking tools used by the intelligence agency [Read More]
White House eliminates cybersecurity coordinator role following the departure of Rob Joyce. Lawmakers and cybersecurity experts are not happy with the decision [Read More]
Chinese telecom giant ZTE said its major operations had "ceased" following last month's US ban on American sales of critical technology to the company, raising the possibility of its collapse. [Read More]
Industry professionals comment on the possibility that Iran will launch cyberattacks in response to the US’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal [Read More]
A threat group tracked by Dragos as ‘Allanite’ has been targeting business and ICS networks at electric utilities in the US and UK [Read More]
A report from the Senate Intelligence Committee says Russian hackers attempted to undermine confidence in the voting process in the 2016 election, but there is no evidence that they manipulated votes or modified voter registration data [Read More]
Microsoft fixes over 60 vulnerabilities with May 2018 Patch Tuesday updates, including two Windows zero-day flaws [Read More]
Several Chinese state-sponsored cyber espionage groups linked under the “Winnti umbrella” [Read More]
North Korea denied hacking the database of a UN committee tasked with monitoring sanctions against Pyongyang. [Read More]
Researchers analyze North Korea’s SiliVaccine antivirus and discover that it uses a 10-year-old scan engine from Japanese company Trend Micro [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Cyberwarfare

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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.
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.