Category Weapons of Mass Disruption

Could Hackers Trigger A Nuclear War?  Or, Make It So Our Nuclear Weapons Won’t Fire?  What Can, Should We Do About It?

2018-01-11-cybersecurity-nuclear-weapons-unal-lewis-final Could Hackers Trigger A Nuclear War?  Or, Make It So Our Nuclear Weapons Won’t Fire?  What Can, Should We Do About It? www.fortunascorner.com      A newly released report (see link above) by the London-based think-tank, Chatham House warns that the West nuclear arsenal is increasingly at risk of being hacked and/or sabotaged, as a […]

Pentagon Suggests Countering Devastating Cyberattacks With Nuclear Arms

Pentagon Suggests Countering Devastating Cyberattacks With Nuclear Arms By William J. Broad, David E. Sanger, www.nytimes.com View Original January 16th, 2018 The Nuclear Posture Review was written at the Pentagon and is being reviewed by the White House. Credit Charles Dharapak/Associated PressPhoto by: Charles Dharapak/Associated Press WASHINGTON — A newly drafted United States nuclear strategy that has been […]

How Terrorists And Provocateurs Are Using Social Media Against Western Democracies

How terrorists and provocateurs are using social media against western democracies By Peter Pomerantsev, www.newstatesman.com View Original January 14th, 2018 On the digital front line are guilt-ridden Russian trolls, young women lured by Isis and Facebook Sherlocks in suburbia. The other week, I was looking at a photograph of a penis-shaped vegetable, wondering about its significance for […]

‘Very High Level Of Confidence’ Russia Used Kaspersky Software For Devastating NSA Leaks

‘Very high level of confidence’ Russia used Kaspersky software for devastating NSA leaks By Michael B. Kelley, finance.yahoo.com View Original January 13th, 2018 Three months after U.S. officials asserted that Russian intelligence used popular antivirus company Kaspersky to steal U.S. classified information, there are indications that the alleged espionage is related to a public campaign of highly […]

The New Battlefield: Warfare On The Web; How Social Media Has Changed Armed Conflict In The 21st Century

THE NEW BATTLEFIELD Warfare on the WebBENJAMIN HADDAD A new book by David Patrikarakos explores how social media has changed armed conflict in the 21st century. https://www.the-american-interest.com/2018/01/08/warfare-on-the-web/?utm_ War in 140 Characters: How Social Media Is Reshaping Conflict in the Twenty-First Century   David Patrikarakos   Basic Books, New York, 301 pages Who can forget Secretary […]

Cyberweapons Now A ‘Core Tool’ Of Iranian Statecraft

One wonders how much Iran cyber efforts were enhanced/accelerated due to the Snowden leaks and sharing/working with North Korea.  RCP, fortunascorner.com   https://www.rferl.org/a/carnegie-report-iran-cyberweapons-core-tool-statecraft/28957033.html?ltflags=mailer Cyberweapons Now A ‘Core Tool’ Of Iranian Statecraft January 05, 2018 16:10 GMT ·        RFE/RL An Iranian man in Tehran finds that his social-media sites aren’t working on January 2 after the government […]

HASC Subcommittee Opening Remarks: “China’s Pursuit Of Emerging & Exponential Technologies”

For Immediate Release: January 9, 2018 Contact: HASC Communications (202) 225-2539 OPENING REMARKS OF CHAIRWOMAN STEFANIK SUBCOMMITTEE ON EMERGING THREATS & CAPABILITIES WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Chairwoman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, made the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, on the Subcommittee’s hearing titled “China’s Pursuit of […]

How The Pentagon Should Deter Cyber Attacks

How the Pentagon Should Deter Cyber Attacks Christopher Paul and Rand Waltzman thestrategybridge.org · by Strategy Bridge · January 10, 2018 The most important lesson from Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election may be this: foreign hackers and propagandists are not afraid to launch attacks against the United States in and through cyberspace that they would not […]

What’s In Store For The Cyber Threat Landscape In 2018 — Be Afraid…..Be Very Afraid;  What Are The Potential Sick & Twisted, Dangerous Cyber Attacks We Might See In 2018

What’s In Store For The Cyber Threat Landscape In 2018 — Be Afraid…..Be Very Afraid;  What Are The Potential Sick & Twisted, Dangerous Cyber Attacks We Might See In 2018 www.fortunascorner.com      Is 2018 the year that America suffers the devastating cyber attack that many experts have been warning about for the past decade?  […]

Cyber Vigilantes & Hacktivists: Double-Edged Sword Against ISIS

Cyber Vigilantes & Hacktivists: Double-Edged Sword Against ISIS thecipherbrief.com · by | Levi Maxey · January 9, 2018 Bottom Line: Cyber vigilantes and “hacktivists” increasingly fill the void left by governments in combating terrorist activity online. While such politically motivated non-state hackers are relatively effective at removing the presence of terrorist content, their continued operations could damage overall counterterrorism efforts […]