Category Critical Infrastructure Protection

Watchdog Exposes Pentagon’s Cyber Struggles

Excerpts: Watchdog Exposes Pentagon’s Cyber Struggles The Hill · by Jacqueline Thomsen · October 14, 2018 Defense experts are seizing on a stunning federal report highlighting cyber vulnerabilities in U.S. weapons systems, calling it an embarrassing wake-up call for the Pentagon. A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released this week found that nearly all of the weapons systems it tested […]

How The U.S. Forced China To Quit Stealing — Using A Chinese Spy; But, Has China Already Placed Digital Landmines Inside U.S. Weaponry And Critical Infrastructure?

How The U.S. Forced China To Quit Stealing — Using A Chinese Spy; But, Has China Already Placed Digital Landmines Inside U.S. Weaponry And Critical Infrastructure? http://www.fortunascorner.com     The title above comes from Garrett Grafe’s October 11, 2018 article, posted to the cyber and technology website, WIRED.com. As has been well-documented and reported, Mr. Grafe writes that “China has become […]

Global Internet Shutdown Likely Over Next 48 Hours: Report

Global Internet Shutdown Likely Over Next 48 Hours: Report By World, Ani, www.ndtv.comView OriginalOctober 11th, 2018 Internet users can face difficulties in accessing internet in the next 48 hours.Photo by: RepresentationalNew Delhi: Internet users across the globe may experience widespread network failures as the key domain servers are slated to undergo routine maintenance over the next 48 hours. […]

Chinese Intelligence Officer Charged with Economic Espionage Involving Theft of Trade Secrets from Leading U.S. Aviation Companies

Chinese Intelligence Officer Charged with Economic Espionage Involving Theft of Trade Secrets from Leading U.S. Aviation Companies justice.gov · October 10, 2018 A Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS) operative, Yanjun Xu, aka Qu Hui, aka Zhang Hui, has been arrested and charged with conspiring and attempting to commit economic espionage and steal trade secrets from […]

Google Drops Out Of Pentagon Cloud Computing Competition

David Maxwell Comment:  “I wonder if this will come back to haunt Google.  But I doubt there will be any significant blowback. It is no longer possible for the government and the military (or the public in general) to cut ties from google products (as I send this from a gmail account using Google Chrome […]

How Social Media Will Drastically Change the Way Wars Are Fought. Unless It Doesn’t

How Social Media Will Drastically Change the Way Wars Are Fought. Unless It Doesn’t. – Modern War Institute mwi.usma.edu · by Steve Leonard · October 8, 2018 P.W. Singer and Emerson T. Brooking, LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018) In the mid-90s, the think tank circuit was abuzz with the concept of “revolutions in military affairs.” […]

Former NSA Deputy Is Mattis’s Leading Choice To Head The Spy Service If It Splits From Cyber Command

Former NSA Deputy Is Mattis’s Leading Choice To Head The Spy Service If It Splits From Cyber Command By Ellen Nakashima, www.washingtonpost.comView OriginalOctober 5th, 2018 The NSA’s former deputy director, Chris Inglis, is said to be a leading candidate to take over the agency if its leadership post is separated from that of U.S. Cyber Command.Photo by: […]

Cyber Attacks Should Be Treated As An Act Of War

From ABC-CLIO’s Praeger Security International websitehttps://psi.praeger.com/ Cyber Attacks Should Be Treated as an Act of War Lamont ColucciRipon College It is surprising that it has taken about 20 years to openly discuss cyber attacks against the United States committed by other nations. The first major attack is often cited as the “Moonlight Maze” attack of […]

Russia’s Elite Hacking Unit Has Been Silent, But Busy

Russia’s Elite Hacking Unit Has Been Silent, But Busy By Catalin Cimpanu, www.zdnet.comView OriginalOctober 5th, 2018 Turla, one of the codenames given by the cyber-security industry to one of Russia’s oldest and most “talented” cyber-espionage unit, has been very active in the past three years, even though their operations have not received the same media coverage of […]

Bloomberg’s Spy Chip Story Reveals The Murky World Of National Security Reporting

An interesting critique.Excerpts: Bloomberg’s Spy Chip Story Reveals The Murky World Of National Security Reporting By Zack Whittaker, techcrunch.comView Original Today’s bombshell Bloomberg story has the internet split: either the story is right, and reporters have uncovered one of the largest and jarring breaches of the U.S. tech industry by a foreign adversary… or it’s not, and a lot […]