Category Critical Infrastructure Protection

Aerial Photos’ Point To New Chinese Signals Hub’In The Heart Of The South China Sea

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2133678/aerial-photos-point-new-chinese-signals-hub-heart-south Aerial photos ‘point to new Chinese signals hub’ in the heart of the South China Sea Washington-based think tank says flurry of activity on Fiery Cross Reef suggests the artificial island is becoming a communications centre for Beijing to put its stamp on the area PUBLISHED : Saturday, 17 February, 2018, 9:33pm UPDATED : […]

The Threat To Air-Gapped/Stand-Alone Computers/Networks Is Getting Worse

Mind The Gap:  This Researcher Steals Data With Noise, Light, And Magnets www.fortunascorner.com      The title above is from an article by Andy Greenberg that was posted on the February 7, 2018 edition of the technology and security website, WIRED.com.  Anyone who is familiar with my blog is well aware that cyber thieves and other digital […]

POTUS Has Chosen Nominee To Lead NSA, U.S. Cyber Command

Trump has chosen nominee to lead NSA, US Cyber Command By Associated Press, www.stripes.com View Original February 14th, 2018 WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has picked U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone to be the next director of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command. Trump’s cyber adviser, Rob Joyce, announced the president’s pick in a […]

Defeating Digital Discombobulation: Options In Countering Online Disinformation Campaigns

Excerpts: The common wisdom is that communities must do their own counter-messaging to ensure better relevance and credibility. However, an offshoot of the volume problem remains: competition for attention is tough. One possible solution which has shown some success is marrying online with offline efforts as seen in guerrilla marketing as seen with NGO, EXIT-Germany’s […]

Watch Your (Bitcoin) Wallets Despite Pyongyang’s Olympic Charm Offensive

Watch your (Bitcoin) Wallets Despite Pyongyang’s Olympic Charm Offensive thecipherbrief.com · by | Levi Maxey · February 13, 2018 Bottom Line: While North Korea has put on a friendly face during the Olympic Games taking place along its southern border, the country’s hackers continue to engage in global cybercrime campaigns that seek to fill the coffers of the ruling […]

Russian Hackers Hunt Hi-Tech Secrets, Exploiting U.S. Weakness

Russian hackers hunt hi-tech secrets, exploiting US weakness By Jeff Donn, www.apnewsarchive.com View Original February 7th, 2018 WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian cyberspies pursuing the secrets of military drones and other sensitive U.S. defense technology tricked key contract workers into exposing their email to theft, an Associated Press investigation has found. Steve Helber This combination of photos shows an […]

North Korea Behind Massive Bitcoin Heists

North Korea Behind Massive Bitcoin Heists By Choi Yeon-jin, english.chosun.com View Original February 6th, 2018 North Korean hackers are believed to be responsible for stealing tens of billions of won worth of cryptocurrency from a South Korean exchange last year (US$1=W1,091). The National Intelligence Service on Monday told the National Assembly’s Intelligence Committee that the North is […]

The U.S. Faces An Innovator’s Dilemma In Its Relationship With China

The U.S. Faces an Innovator’s Dilemma in Its Relationship With China | RealClearDefense realcleardefense.com · by Norton A. Schwartz February 05, 2018 The new U.S. national security strategy refocuses America’s relationship with China, referencing “geopolitical competition between free and repressive visions of the world order.” Regaining the U.S. competitive edge with China dominates the U.S. national defense strategy, released in […]

Dark Clouds Form Around The Defense Department’s Data Strategy

Dark Clouds Form Around the Defense Department’s Data Strategy By Mytheos Holt, www.realcleardefense.com View Original February 2nd, 2018 The U.S. government has a troubling history with adopting new technology. While programs like DARPA have laid the groundwork for much of the private sector’s development in the past, most of the government seems to treat technological progress the […]

America’s Digital Infrastructure Is Crumbling, Too

America’s Digital Infrastructure Is Crumbling, Too Bloomberg · by James Stavridis and Dave Weinstein More stories by James Stavridis Last weekend I passed through the glittering main terminal of the Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar. It is highly efficient, utterly beautiful and ultramodern. I cannot think of a single U.S. airport that compares favorably to it in any dimension. […]