Category artificial intelligence

China Industrial Policy Seeks To Steal ‘Crown Jewels’ Of U.S. Tech

We used to call this China’s ‘Great Steal Ahead.’  And, there is nothing new about this policy/strategy.   RCP,   China Industrial Policy Seeks to Steal ‘Crown Jewels’ of U.S. Tech White House exposes Chinese economic aggression Getty Images BY: Bill Gertz June 19, 2018 9:01 pm China’s government is using a multi-pronged strategy to systematically […]

David Sanger Interviewed On CNBC On His New Book:  “The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, & Fear In The Cyber Age”

David Sanger Interviewed On CNBC On His New Book:  “The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, & Fear In The Cyber Age”      New York Times journalist and author David E. Sanger was interviewed on CNBC’s Squawk Box this morning/June 19, 2019, about his new book: “The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, & Fear In The Cyber Age,” just out by Scribe […]

Why Hackers Aren’t Afraid Of Us

Excerpts: Yet out of a reflexive secrecy about cyberoperations — motivated by an unwillingness to acknowledge both our vulnerabilities and our detection abilities — the United States never called out the Russians for what they were doing. Nor did we exact any punishment. That proved to be a huge mistake. If Mr. Putin thought there […]

Former NATO Commander Envisions New Cyber Branch of Military

Excerpt: Cyberattacks carried out by nation states such as Russia and North Korea increasingly are sophisticated and brash, said Mr. Stavridis, the current dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. A dedicated cybersecurity unit would help critical infrastructure operators, for example, prevent and respond to attacks that could cause widespread […]

How Will The Senate Defense Bill Impact Future Pentagon Agenda?

Main topics: Doubling down on research and development Requiring a roles and missions report Basing American troops in Poland permanently Exercising greater oversight of Pentagon accounting Revamping the human resources system at Pentagon   How will the Senate defense bill impact future Pentagon agenda? By Mackenzie Eaglen, View Original June 14th, 2018 This week, the Senate […]

Blockchain All The Rage — But, It Comes With Numerous Risks

rp-blockchain-security-risks Blockchain All The Rage — But, It Comes With Numerous Risks      The title above is from Kelly Sheridan’s June 13, 2018 article she posted on the security and technology website,  And, she’s right, as being associated with blockchain has become a cottage industry on Wall Street.  “If you haven’t jumped into the […]

Wanted: New Analytical Tools For The Defense Department – Modern War Institute

Excerpts: It is the actor who identifies and refines the problem, rapidly iterates and innovates, and then brings a coalition of partners together against the entirety of the problem who will gain the strategic upper hand.   And the necessity to start thinking differently about our policy and strategy problems has been recognized on the […]

Ex-CIA Officer’s Case Highlights Fears About Reach of Chinese Spying

David does not mention below that the first place Edward Snowden sought refuge was in Hong Kong, where he was ‘hosted’ by senior Chinese intelligence officials.  All of which of course, preceded the OPM breach.  RCP, David Maxwell Comment:  “Interesting.  Note the possible connection (though not proven) with the OPM hack.  Of course this […]

Deep In The Pentagon, A Secret AI Program To Find Hidden Nuclear Missiles

Excerpts: Dr. Steven Walker, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a pioneer in AI that initially funded what became the Internet, said the Pentagon still needs humans to review AI systems’ conclusions.   “Because these systems can be fooled,” Walker said in an interview.      DARPA is working on a project […]

Are We Headed For A ‘Cyber Cuban Missile Crisis’ With Russia?

Are We Headed for a ‘Cyber Cuban Missile Crisis’ with Russia? · by | Suzanne Kelly · June 5, 2018 Bottom Line: The risk posed to U.S. national security by what are believed to be Russian-backed hacking groups, is similar to the October 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis according to Cipher Brief Experts, but different, in that the U.S. […]