Category Cybersecurity

South Korean Army To Form Weaponized Drone Unit Next Year

S. Korean Army to form weaponized drone unit next year english.yonhapnews.co.kr SEOUL, Dec. 5 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s Army will create a combat unit of weaponized drones next year to help counter North Korea’s threats, an official said Tuesday. The Army calls the envisioned defense asset a “dronebot,” a combination of the words “drone” and […]

Outing Spooks: “Doxing” In The Cyber-Hack Era

Outing Spooks: “Doxing” in the Cyber-Hack Era thecipherbrief.com · by | Levi Maxey · December 6, 2017 Revealing the identities of intelligence officials – a practice known as doxing – could become more common among nation-states, directed in particular at the clandestine cyber-spies who operate overseas. Doing so undermines an unspoken norm of confidentiality among even adversarial intelligence services […]

Did American Missile Defense Fail In Saudi Arabia?

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/12/04/world/middleeast/saudi-missile-defense.html Did American Missile Defense Fail in Saudi Arabia? By MAX FISHER, ERIC SCHMITT, AUDREY CARLSEN and MALACHY BROWNE DEC. 4, 2017 The official story was clear: Saudi forces shot down a ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Houthi rebel group last month at Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh. It was a victory for the Saudis and for the United States, which supplied the Patriot […]

Future Wars May Depend As Much On Algorithms As On Ammunition, Report Says

Excerpts: “China intends to seize the initiative to become the ‘premier global AI innovation center’ by 2030, potentially surpassing the United States in the process,” according to a recent report by the Center for a New American Security.   That should serve as a call-to-arms “Sputnik moment,” Work said. “I personally believe that a national […]

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 […]

Tech Giants’ Shadows Fall Over Promising Start-Ups; Emerging Market Alternatives; Bitcoin Storms Wall Street

Tech Giants’ Shadows Fall Over Promising Start-Ups; Emerging Market Alternatives; Bitcoin Storms Wall Street   www.fortunascorner.com      Today is December 3, 2017, and we’re heading into the final stretch of what has been one of the best bull-market years in stocks.  What lies ahead in 2018 is anyone’s guess; but, let’s enjoy the rest […]

Russia Is Now Providing North Korea With Internet: What That Could Mean For Cyber Warfare

David Maxwell asks:  “And how can we we exploit this? I sure hope our cyber experts are ta And how can we we exploit this? I sure hope our cyber experts are targeting this. Russia Is Now Providing North Korea With Internet: What That Could Mean For Cyber Warfare by Matthew Newton and Donghui Park By Out […]

The Russian Offensive In Syria You Haven’t Heard About

https://codastory.com/disinformation-crisis/armed-conflict/the-russian-offensive-in-syria-you-haven-t-heard-about The Russian Offensive in Syria You Haven’t Heard About The Kremlin smells military victory in Syria, but its media campaign could turn out to be a bigger triumph FEATURE Coda Story Damascus, Syria 28 Nov 2017 Abu Muhammad is watching television as a customer comes into his shoe store in Al Hamra market, in […]

Inside The New American Way Of War

David Maxwell Comment:  “Quite a critique.  In a 2015 OpEd Anthony Cordesman called the use of SOF “strategic tokensim.” Seems like things have not changed. https://www.csis.org/analysis/more-special-forces-iraq-and-syria-tactical-asset-or-strategic-tokenism”   Excerpts: Over the past 16 years, Special Operations have become the new American way of war. Once mainly used to supplement the work of conventional troops, the elite units […]