Category artificial intelligence

The U.S. Needs A Cyber Force More Than A Space Force

Excerpts: The U.S. Needs a Cyber Force More Than a Space Force By James Stavridis, www.bloomberg.comView OriginalAugust 14th, 2018 Up and away.Photo by: Photographer: Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images Sadly, the proposal for a new U.S. Space Force is has become a punchline on late-night TV. It is being battered as a needless new bureaucracy, a competitor for the […]

What’s In The New NDAA

David Maxwell Wrote: “A fairly comprehensive treatment (of a document that I am sure could be a thousand pages).Korea highlights:” What’s in the New NDAA By Scott R. Anderson, www.lawfareblog.comView OriginalAugust 14th, 2018 President Donald Trump signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019 into law on Monday afternoon, at an event at Fort […]

Approaching A “New Normal”: What the Drone Attack In Venezuela Portends

Excerpts: Approaching a “New Normal”: What the Drone Attack in Venezuela Portends Colin P. Clarke By Fpri Scholars, www.fpri.orgView OriginalAugust 13th, 2018 When two drones, each equipped with a kilogram of powerful plastic explosives, were used on August 4 to attempt to assassinate Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, it may have ushered in a foreboding new era—terrorism by unmanned aircraft. […]

How The Data Revolution Is Changing Special Operations Command

David Maxwell Wrote:  “Hear, hear.  That is probably about the right ratio.  Well done USSOCOM.  As you can tell I am a big believer in open source reporting and despite all the friction about the press some of our best “collectors” are journalists who know how to elicit information.  That is why we must pay […]

Internet-Of-Things (IoT) Malware Discovered Trying To Attack Satellite Systems Of Aircraft And Ships; Black Hat 2018 Speaker Details His Successful Hack Of An In-Flight Commercial Aircraft WiFi Network 

Internet-Of-Things (IoT) Malware Discovered Trying To Attack Satellite Systems Of Aircraft And Ships; Black Hat 2018 Speaker Details His Successful Hack Of An In-Flight Commercial Aircraft WiFi Network  http://www.fortunascorner.com      Kelly Jackson Higgins posted an August 9, 2018 article on the security and technology website DarkReading.com, with the title above. For those of you not familiar, […]

History’s Lesson Regarding Russian Cyber Warfare

History’s Lesson Regarding Russian Cyber Warfare thecipherbrief.com Daniel HoffmanFormer CIA Chief of Station Ten years ago this month, war erupted between Russia and Georgia after Georgian troops attacked South Ossetia and shelled the town of Tskhinvali, in response to alleged Russian provocations. Russia justified its military action based on countering Georgia’s aggression- President Medvedev’s called […]

The Chinese Threat That An Aircraft Carrier Can’t Stop

David Maxwell’s contact info is at the bottom of this page.  David Maxwell wrote: “It will be hard for us to displace China from the AI “high ground” if companies like Google do not want to support DOD with AI research because it might support kinetic targeting (yet they are willing to help China develop […]

The Defense Department Has Produced The First Tools For Catching Deepfakes

The Defense Department has produced the first tools for catching deepfakes By Will Knight, www.technologyreview.comView OriginalAugust 7th, 2018 The first forensics tools for catching revenge porn and fake news created with AI have been developed through a program run by the US Defense Department. Forensics experts have rushed to find ways of detecting videos synthesized and manipulated […]

Hacking Tools And Ready-Made Phishing Pages Being Sold On Dark Web For $2; Dark Web Offers Run-Of-The-Mill Hacker An Opportunity To Move To Elite Status At A Very Cheap Price

Hacking Tools And Ready-Made Phishing Pages Being Sold On Dark Web For $2; Dark Web Offers Run-Of-The-Mill Hacker An Opportunity To Move To Elite Status At A Very Cheap Price     Waqas posted an August 4, 2018 article on the technology and security website, HackRead.com, with the title above. As Waqas notes, “there was a time when […]

How Prepared Is The U.S. To Fend Off Cyber Warfare? Better At Offense Than Defense, Author Says

The video is at this link and the transcript is below. https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/how-prepared-is-the-u-s-to-fend-off-cyber-warfare-better-at-offense-than-defense-author-says How prepared is the U.S. to fend off cyber warfare? Better at offense than defense, author says PBS · by Nick Schifrin, Dan Sagalyn, Larisa Epatko · August 6, 2018PBS NewsHour Logo: Home Full EpisodesPodcastsSubscribeLive Aug 6, 2018 6:20 PM EDTTranscript Audio “We spent years worrying about […]