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The U.S. Needs A Cyber Force More Than A Space Force

Excerpts: The U.S. Needs a Cyber Force More Than a Space Force By James Stavridis, www.bloomberg.comView OriginalAugust 14th, 2018 Up and away.Photo by: Photographer: Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images Sadly, the proposal for a new U.S. Space Force is has become a punchline on late-night TV. It is being battered as a needless new bureaucracy, a competitor for the […]

What’s In The New NDAA

David Maxwell Wrote: “A fairly comprehensive treatment (of a document that I am sure could be a thousand pages).Korea highlights:” What’s in the New NDAA By Scott R. Anderson, www.lawfareblog.comView OriginalAugust 14th, 2018 President Donald Trump signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019 into law on Monday afternoon, at an event at Fort […]

Hacking Tools And Ready-Made Phishing Pages Being Sold On Dark Web For $2; Dark Web Offers Run-Of-The-Mill Hacker An Opportunity To Move To Elite Status At A Very Cheap Price

Hacking Tools And Ready-Made Phishing Pages Being Sold On Dark Web For $2; Dark Web Offers Run-Of-The-Mill Hacker An Opportunity To Move To Elite Status At A Very Cheap Price     Waqas posted an August 4, 2018 article on the technology and security website, HackRead.com, with the title above. As Waqas notes, “there was a time when […]

Russian Hackers Appear To Shift Focus To U.S. Power Grid

Russian Hackers Appear to Shift Focus to U.S. Power Grid By David E. Sanger, www.nytimes.com View Original July 27th, 2018 Senator Claire McCaskill, Democrat of Missouri, last week on Capitol Hill. She said this week that her office had been targeted by Russian hackers, but that the effort had been unsuccessful.Photo by: Al Drago for The New […]

Congress Wants DoD To Hold A National Cyber Response Exercise

Congress wants DoD to hold a national cyber response exercise fifthdomain.com · by Mark Pomerleau · July 25, 2018 If the United States were to fall victim to a large-scale cyberattack that took out critical infrastructure, the Department of Defense could turn to little-used authorities to assist federal civilian agencies with its response. Under a proposal in a […]

Emergent Technology, Military Advantage, And The Character Of Future War

Conclusion: Advanced militaries are only just beginning to perceive some of the different factors that may, in time, come to shape the character of future wars. Despite their best efforts, no nation-state can ever be fully prepared for the character of the next war. As such, the potential military applications of emergent technology should not […]

FBI Investigating Chinese Espionage In All 50 States

Excerpts:   The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is using a set of unconventional warfare methods against the United States, designed to achieve the goals of war without the need for troop-on-troop combat. This includes subversive methods to infiltrate and undermine U.S. institutions, propaganda operations to alter public perception, economic warfare programs to steal from the […]

New Report On China’s Cyber Operations And Intelligence Collection/Espionage Techniques; But, Is This ‘Discovery’ A Part Of A Sophisticated Chinese Denial And Deception Campaign? Did We See….What Chinese Intelligence Wanted Us To See?

20180503_Burning_Umbrell New Report On China’s Cyber Operations And Intelligence Collection/Espionage Techniques; But, Is This ‘Discovery’ A Part Of A Sophisticated Chinese Denial And Deception Campaign? Did We See….What Chinese Intelligence Wanted Us To See?   http://www.fortunascorner.com        ProjectWise has just published a new report, see link above, which examines China’s cyber espionage operations over […]

The Next Cyber Battleground: Defending The U.S. Power Grid From Russian Hackers

David Maxwell Comment:  “And from China, north Korea, and Iran.  And woe be it to us if these four ever synchronize their activities (both physical cyber actions – e.g., attack of infrastructure, and influence activities to sow dissent and discord among the American people).” Thursday, July 19, 2018 – 12:00am The Next Cyber Battleground Defending […]

Two New Books Discuss The History Of “When Spies Took To The Skies,” Reviewed By Edward Kosner

Two New Books Discuss The History Of “When Spies Took To The Skies,” Reviewed By Edward Kosner   http://www.fortunascorner.com        There are two new books out on “the spies who took to the skies,” during the heyday of the Cold War with the Soviet Union: “Brotherhood Of Spies,” by Monte Reel; and, “Above And Beyond,” by Casey […]