Category Weapons of Mass Disruption

David Sanger Interviewed On CNBC On His New Book:  “The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, & Fear In The Cyber Age”

David Sanger Interviewed On CNBC On His New Book:  “The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, & Fear In The Cyber Age” http://www.fortunascorner.com      New York Times journalist and author David E. Sanger was interviewed on CNBC’s Squawk Box this morning/June 19, 2019, about his new book: “The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, & Fear In The Cyber Age,” just out by Scribe […]

Pentagon Puts Cyber Warriors On The Offensive, Increasing The Risk Of Conflict

  Excerpts: There is little debate inside the government’s sprawling community of cyberwarriors and defenders that the United States needs to step up its game: It did not see the Russian hack of the 2016 election coming, or North Korea’s “WannaCry” attack last year, which crippled the National Health Service in Britain and rippled around […]

Why Hackers Aren’t Afraid Of Us

Excerpts: Yet out of a reflexive secrecy about cyberoperations — motivated by an unwillingness to acknowledge both our vulnerabilities and our detection abilities — the United States never called out the Russians for what they were doing. Nor did we exact any punishment. That proved to be a huge mistake. If Mr. Putin thought there […]

Former NATO Commander Envisions New Cyber Branch of Military

Excerpt: Cyberattacks carried out by nation states such as Russia and North Korea increasingly are sophisticated and brash, said Mr. Stavridis, the current dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. A dedicated cybersecurity unit would help critical infrastructure operators, for example, prevent and respond to attacks that could cause widespread […]

Blockchain All The Rage — But, It Comes With Numerous Risks

rp-blockchain-security-risks Blockchain All The Rage — But, It Comes With Numerous Risks http://www.frotunascorner.com      The title above is from Kelly Sheridan’s June 13, 2018 article she posted on the security and technology website, DarkReading.com.  And, she’s right, as being associated with blockchain has become a cottage industry on Wall Street.  “If you haven’t jumped into the […]

Why North Korean Cyber Attacks May Mushroom

The comment highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David  Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this article.  RCP, fortuanscorner.com David Maxwell Comment:  “We had better be prepared for the increase.  I just spent some time working with a young researcher who really knows and understands the north’s cyber capabilities […]

‘It’s Only A Matter Of Time’ Before Cyber Terrorists HACK An Aircraft And Bring It Down — According To A New Study By The U.S. Department Of Homeland Security 

DHS-Document-Release-on-Aviation-Cybersecurity ‘It’s Only A Matter Of Time’ Before Cyber Terrorists HACK An Aircraft And Bring It Down — According To A New Study By The U.S. Department Of Homeland Security  http://www.fortunascorner.com      Numerous news outlets are citing documents obtained by the news cite – Motherboard – warning that “it is only a matter of time before cyber […]

Bringing Real News To North Koreans What the Truth Could Do To Pyongyang

Conclusion: No matter what happens at the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore [7], increasing pressure on the regime by significantly ramping up support for foreign information campaigns is a must. This option is low-hanging fruit: relatively cheap and easy while actually impactful. It will provide North Korean citizens with alternative sources of information and help to […]

North Korea’s Nuclear Threat Is Nothing Compared To Its Cyber Warfare Capabilities

The comment highlighted in blue below is by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell Comment:  “Yes it is farfetched to think this but I will throw this out anyway:  What if the north thinks that its cyber capabilities can be more effective […]

Iran’s Hegemonic Quest

Iran’s Hegemonic Quest thecipherbrief.com · by | The Cipher Brief · June 6, 2018 The Head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization is putting the IAEA on notice that Tehran is likely to begin producing centrifuges that are used to enrich uranium. According to the Fars news agency, Ali Akbar Salehi says the move does not violate the Joint […]