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Security concerns about the role of Huawei in Western 5G telecom infrastructure are to be taken seriously, says head of NATO as Washington steps up pressure on Europe not to use the Chinese firm. [Read More]
Two lawmakers believe the U.S. Senate should inform senators about successful hacker attacks against the organization’s systems. [Read More]
One of the zero-day vulnerabilities patched this week by Microsoft has been exploited in attacks by several threat groups, including the ones known as FruityArmor and SandCat. [Read More]
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government says the massive power outage was caused by a cyberattack launched by the United States, but experts say a breakdown of old equipment is much more likely. [Read More]
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday Berlin would consult Washington over using technology made by China's Huawei in future mobile phone networks, following reports of US threats to reduce intelligence cooperation. [Read More]
An Iran-linked threat group tracked as IRIDIUM is said to be behind an attack on software giant Citrix, but some people are not convinced the attribution is accurate. [Read More]
The Venezuelan government claims a massive power outage that has hit the country was caused by a cyberattack and a cyberattack also prevented authorities from restoring power. [Read More]
New SLUB backdoor, used by threat actors in targeted attacks possibly aimed at South Korean users, abuses GitHub and Slack for C&C communications. [Read More]
Iranian hackers working to penetrate systems, businesses and governments around the world have caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. [Read More]
Tech giant Huawei sues US government over the federal ban on its products and claims the US hacked its servers and stole emails and source code. [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Cyberwarfare

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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.
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.”