Category Critical Infrastructure Protection

Thermonuclear Cyber War

Thermonuclear Cyberwar Erik Gartzke Jon R. Lindsay J Cyber Secur tyw017. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/cybsec/tyw017 Published: 14 February 2017 Article history Views PDF Cite Share Tools Nuclear command and control increasingly relies on computing networks that might be vulnerable to cyber attack. Yet nuclear deterrence and cyber operations have quite different political properties. For the most part, […]

Former Secretary Of Defense Carter Outlines The Future Of Warfare

Concluding Q&A: At heart, you’re a scientist. What is your advice to all the scientists concerned about the direction this White House is taking the country? Again, it’s very early. It’s very difficult to discern what the direction is. I’d encourage people to keep heart and to remember that we’ve been around for 241 years […]

The Wars of Today And Tomorrow: A Conversation With Douglas Lute

The Wars of Today And Tomorrow: A Conversation With Douglas Lute  Feb 18, 2017  GSSR  Europe, In The News, International Security, Military & Defense  0 http://georgetownsecuritystudiesreview.org/2017/02/18/the-wars-of-today-and-tomorrow-a-conversation-with-douglas-lute/ By: Will Chim, Reporter Photo Credit: United States Institute of Peace (USIP) This month, the United States Institute of Peace hosted a discussion event with Douglas Lute to discuss “the wars of today and tomorrow”. […]

The ‘Invisible’ Malware That Allows Hackers To Remotely Control ATMs: Experts Warn Software Has Already Infected At Least 140 Banks In 40 Countries Around The World

The ‘Invisible’ Malware That Allows Hackers To Remotely Control ATMs:  Experts Warn Software Has Already Infected At Least 140 Banks In 40 Countries Around The World www.fortunaascorner.com      Stacy Liberatore writes in the February 9, 2017 edition of the Daily Mail Online about a new technique/tool that cyber criminals are using to steal cash […]

Former NSA Contractor May Have Stolen 75 Percent Of The Agency’s Elite Hacking Tools — And Exposed Them To Our Enemies/SAdversaries

Former NSA Contractor May Have Stolen 75 Percent Of The Agency’s Elite Hacking Tools http://www.fortunascorner.com      The title above is from Dan Goodin’s February 6, 2017 article on the website — Ars Technica.  Citing this morning’s Washington Post, Mr. Goodin writes that former National Security Agency contractor Harold T. Martin III “stole more than 50 […]

Insider Threat Special Report: Contracting At The NSA

n MENU EXPERT COMMENTARY Insider Threat Special Report: Contracting at the NSA FEBRUARY 5, 2017 | STEVEN BAY The Newsletter Get exclusive analysis delivered to your inbox daily. SUBSCRIBE NOW STEVEN BAY FORMER CONTRACTOR, NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY Steven Bay was a contractor with Booz Allen Hamilton for nine years.  He was working on an NSA contract in […]

Gen. McChrystal Is Right – In Fact, Russian Leaders Think They Already Are At War

Gen. McChrystal Is Right – In Fact, Russian Leaders Think They Already Are At War Foreign Policy · by Thomas E. Ricks · January 30, 2017 By Oscar Jonsson Best Defense guest columnist General Stanley McChrystal perhaps shocked many when he spoke out on the chance of a war in Europe – aside from the continuing conflict in Ukraine. He […]

When Does A Cyber Attack Mean War? Experts Say There’s No Clear Line

Excerpt: To be clear, there is a solid – albeit imperfect – legal framework that governs how the U.S. and other countries should respond to cyberattacks. The U.N. Charter draws a distinction between actions that constitute a use of force and others that amount only to meddling in another country’s sovereign matters. Although it makes […]

Newly Discovered Malware Dubbed “GoldenEye” Targets Human Resources Departments

Human Resources Departments Targeted by “GoldenEye” Ransomware Cybersecurity experts have warned computer users of a new ransonware dubbed GoldenEye. According to researchers at Check Point, GoldenEye is a new and improved version of the infamous Petya virus created by a malware author Janus. The ransomware spreads by targeting the Human Resource departments of unsuspecting organizations, […]

China Racing To Complete ‘Super, Super Computer That Will Be The First In The World To Process A Billion, Billion Calculations Per Second — ‘What Used To Be A Race For Supercomputing Primacy — Has Turned Into A Blowout’

China Racing To Complete ‘Super, Super Computer That Will Be The First In The World To Process A Billion, Billion Calculations Per Second — ‘What Used To Be A Race For Supercomputing Primacy — Has Turned Into A Blowout’   www.fortunascorner.com      The January 17, 2017 edition of The Daily Mail Online, published an […]