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North Korea Nuclear EMP Attack: An Existential Threat

North Korea Nuclear EMP Attack: An Existential Threat 38 North by DR. WILLIAM R. GRAHAM  //  September 18, 2017  http://www.38north.org/2017/06/wgraham060217/ Following North Korea’s apparent test of an H-Bomb that they describe as capable of a “super-powerful EMP attack” on September 2, many journalists ignorant of EMP have interviewed “instant experts” also ignorant of EMP, in a […]

U.S. Navy Investigating If Destroyer Crash Was Caused By Cyberattack

U.S. Navy Investigating If Destroyer Crash Was Caused by Cyberattack By Elias Groll    September 14, 2017 – 5:25 pm http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/09/14/u-s-navy-investigating-if-destroyer-crash-was-caused-by-cyberattack/ The military is examining whether compromised computer systems were responsible for one of two U.S. Navy destroyer collisions with merchant vessels that occurred in recent months, Vice Admiral Jan Tighe, the deputy chief of naval operations for […]

Drone Warfare: A New Way To Look At Killer Robots

Drone Warfare: A New Way To Look At Killer Robots By Sandra Erwin September 13, 2017 Brewing controversies over “killer drones” are not deterring companies from designing and offering new types of unmanned weapons for which they see a demand in the market. ISR operations: Eye in the sky. U.S. Air Force photo LtCol Leslie Pratt […]

Cyber Warriors And Cyber Spies Struggle To Strike Balance

Cyber Warriors and Cyber Spies Struggle to Strike Balance – The Cipher Brief thecipherbrief.com Ned CarmodyFormer Case Officer, CIA On May 2, 2011 the agonizing, decade-long hunt for Osama bin Laden finally ended. The raid by U.S. Navy seals on the walled compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan was the culmination of years of intelligence gathering. Following […]

Post Equifax:  How To Stop The Next Mega-Cyber Breach — Or, At Least Slow It Down

Post Equifax:  How To Stop The Next Mega-Cyber Breach — Or, At Least Slow It Down   http://www.fortunascorner.com        Lily Hay Newman posted an article on the September 12, 2017 edition of WIRED.com, “How To Stop The Next Mega Breach — Or At Least Slow It Down,” about what steps companies can take that may not […]

Dark Reading’s 7 Takeaways From The Equifax Data Breach; And A Couple That They Overlooked

Dark Reading’s 7 Takeaways From The Equifax Data Breach; And A Couple That They Overlooked   www.fortunascorner.com        The cyber security website, DarkReading.com, posted a September 11, 2017 article, “7 Takeaways From The Equifax Data Breach,” by Jai Vijayan discussing their key observations with respect to this latest Tier I, or ‘Category 5’ cyber breach.   Application-level Vulnerabilities […]

Hackers Gain Direct Access To The U.S. Power Grid; ‘Resulted In Gaining Hands-On Access To Power Grid Operations – Enough Control That Hackers Could Have Induced Blackouts On American Soil At Will’ — Maybe

Hackers Gain Direct Access To The U.S. Power Grid; ‘Resulted In Gaining Hands-On Access To Power Grid Operations – Enough Control That Hackers Could Have Induced Blackouts On American Soil At Will’ — Maybe   http://www.fortunascorner.com        Hackers have gained direct access to the power grid in both the United States and Europe, […]

Parallel Universes: ‘Beyond Snowden’ And The Two Sides Of The Surveillance Debate

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP David Maxwell:  While people may applaud the results, illegal actions are still illegal.  But we need to ponder the penultimate paragraph highlighted below.   Excerpts: …Unlike Snowden, Tim had “direct access […]

Mattis’ Plan To Modernize Military Faces Uncertain Future

U.S. Air Force SSgt Jette Carr Mattis’ Plan To Modernize Military Faces Uncertain Future  RealClearDefense By Sandra Erwin September 05, 2017 It’s the story line of the Trump agenda: Everything keeps getting pushed further and further back as priorities pile up and infighting escalates. This will no doubt complicate Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ plan to modernize […]

I Was A Mercenary. Trust Me: Erik Prince’s Plan (For Afghanistan) Is Garbage

I Was A Mercenary. Trust Me: Erik Prince’s Plan (For Afghanistan) Is Garbage. A few thousand military contractors can save Afghanistan? Give me a break. By SEAN MCFATE    August 31, 2017 www.politico.com View Original August 31st, 2017 For the past year, Erik Prince has been peddling an idea that should alarm anyone who has […]