Category Critical Infrastructure Protection

What’s Ahead For Stocks In 2018? Barron’s 2018 Outlook; 2018’s Greatest Risk; Bitcoin Flips Wall Street Script — Bitcoin Futures Begin Trading, Sunday, December 10, 2017 At 6 p.m. EDT

What’s Ahead For Stocks In 2018? Barron’s 2018 Outlook; 2018’s Greatest Risk; Bitcoin Flips Wall Street Script — Bitcoin Futures Begin Trading, Sunday, December 10, 2017 At 6 p.m. EDT   www.fortunascorner.com      We’re coming into the final trading stretch of the year; and historically, the best days for equities all year.  For history […]

Homeland Security To Create New Office Focused On Countering Weapons Of Mass Destruction

Homeland Security to create new office focused on countering weapons of mass destruction By Nick Miroff, www.washingtonpost.com View Original December 7th, 2017 In her first move as Homeland Security secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen announced a plan to create an office focused on countering weapons of mass destruction.Photo by: Photo by Salwan Georges/The Washington Post Department of Homeland Security […]

When Terrorists Learn How To Hack

When Terrorists Learn How to Hack thecipherbrief.com · by | Levi Maxey · December 3, 2017 Terrorist groups are expanding their use of the internet beyond mere messaging and disseminating operational know-how, slowly adding a cyber-hacking toolset that could one day rival that of criminal or state-sponsored hacking. To date attacks have included website defacement, doxing of personally identifiable […]

The Death Of The Internet

Excerpts: The end of the internet may come in a form that looks and feels like fascism, but let’s not forget that most of these destructive actors are motivated by money. Twitter may defend its actions (or inactions) around harassment as an act of free speech, but it’s really an act of commerce. As long […]

Uber Concealed Cyber Attack That Exposed 57 Million People’s Data

  Uber Concealed Cyberattack That Exposed 57 Million People’s Data Bloomberg Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber Technologies Inc., a massive breach that the company concealed for more than a year. This week, the ride-hailing company ousted Joe Sullivan, chief security officer, and one of his deputies for […]

With Iran On Its Doorstep, Israel Quietly Readies Game-Changing Air Power

https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/iran-doorstep-israel-readies-air-power/ With Iran on Its Doorstep, Israel Quietly Readies Game-Changing Air Power By Yaakov Lappin November 21, 2017 FacebookTwitterPrintEmailMore145 Two Israeli F-35 “Adirs” fly in formation and display the US and Israeli flags, Dec 6, 2016. USAF photo by 1st Lt. Erik D. Anthony via Wikipedia BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 649, November 21, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Israeli […]

5 Reasons The Army’s New Battlefield Networking Strategy Won’t Work

The 5 reasons: 1. The Army is making the problem too hard. 2. In tech development, past is prologue. 3. Commercial technologies are available to enemies. 4. The Army can’t keep up if it halts and pivots. 5. The Army never sticks with a plan.  5 Reasons The Army’s New Battlefield Networking Strategy Won’t Work By Loren Thompson, www.forbes.com View Original […]

Technology And The Future Of War

David Maxwell’s Comment:  A warning we must heed (It may come down to M4 rifles, 45 cal pistols, paper maps, and compasses): If the Chinese would be unwilling to attack the US satellite system by exploding a nuclear weapon in space, they have already proven to have other means at their disposal: namely, antisatellite missiles […]

Army Needs 2 Years To Reboot War-Ready Communications Network; Seeks COTS Stopgaps

Army Needs 2 Years To Reboot Network, Seeks COTS Stopgaps By Sydney J. Freedberg, breakingdefense.com View Original November 17th, 2017 Ryan McCarthy and Gen. Mark Milley WASHINGTON: The Army needs at least two years to figure out a new, war-ready communications network to replace its current, fragile systems, the acting secretary said this week. There’s no a quick fix: […]

An Expert On Warfare Examines Centuries Of Evolving Mayhem

Excerpts: Freedman is eclectically curious not merely about the predictions of generals, spooks and nuclear strategists, but also novelists, from Arthur Conan Doyle — who in 1914 wrote a prescient potboiler about German submarines sinking British civilian ships — to a chilling 1958 novel of nuclear annihilation that became the basis for Stanley Kubrick’s film […]