Category Weapons of Mass Disruption

Will U.S. Cyberwarriors Be Ready For The Next Big Hack?

Excerpts: People skills in cybersecurity also are needed at the policy level, said Debora Plunkett, former director of information assurance at the National Security Agency. “Cyber is a lot of technical work, but also a lot of policy.”   “We need lots of technical people,” Plunkett said at a New America conference in Washington. “We also […]

Silent Attack – Weaponizing Sound:  How A ‘Silent’ Sonic Weapon Might Work — And Cause Hearing Loss Without Any Of The People Involved Noticing A Painful, Audible Sound

Silent Attack – Weaponizing Sound:  How A ‘Silent’ Sonic Weapon Might Work — And Cause Hearing Loss Without Any Of The People Involved Noticing A Painful, Audible Sound   http://www.fortunascorner.com        Tia Chose, who writes for the website, Live Science.com, had an article posted on the August 14, 2017 edition/website  Seeker.com, explaining how U.S. diplomats in […]

North Korea Might Just Be Able To Win A War – If It Begins With An EMP Attack In Tokyo

THE HILL: North Korea just might be able to win a war, if it begins with an EMP in Tokyo BY DR. PETER VINCENT PRY, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR – 08/10/17 03:00 PM EDT 0 1       © Getty Images North Korea has nuclear-armed missiles and satellites potentially capable of electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack. EMP is considered […]

Putin’s Response To Sanctions? Cut U.S. Off From Space? Here’s How Russia Might Respond To New U.S. Sanctions

My own two cents is you do not play this card here…in this circumstance.  This is an option when the stakes are higher and mean more.  RCP www.rt.com August 3, 2017 Cut the Americans off from space? Here’s how Russia might respond to new US sanctions By Bryan MacDonald Bryan MacDonald is an Irish journalist, […]

The Coming Kaspersky Crackdown: Congress Targeting Popular Anti-Virus Company Over Links To Russian Intelligence

https://www.nationaljournal.com/s/656208?unlock=DY1BK172XKOH83W6&mref=homepage-free&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTURZMk1tSmhZV1ZpT0RFeCIsInQiOiJYS1pUcmFOMWRiYXJtblA1UFBoZXJMSnFOVVZXblRtUXY2TkpONGF0SkU5cEg1ODJkY0ozSmpoZlJoNkZ0bGpmZWRDZ0wrc1VNOVlud1o4TmNzOVAzSTNiVWpLWXdKYmNRZkhya1J5dGlnNlwvb3MybEtzZjNpTWZoSHpWYVFtbSsifQ%3D%3D The Coming Kaspersky Crackdown Congress is targeting the popular antivirus company over its rumored links to Russian spies. And there’s more than federal contracts at stake for Kaspersky. Brendan Bordelon @BRENDANBORDELON  Aug. 2, 2017, 8 p.m. Dogged by rumors of a nefarious relationship with Russia’s intelligence services and reeling from its removal as a General […]

Chaos And Order In A Changing World 

Chaos And Order In A Changing World by Dr Henry Kissinger capx.co · August 2, 2017 Lady Thatcher was one of the most significant leaders of our period. Decisive, effervescent, courageous, loyal, she was dedicated to shaping the future rather than following the recommendations of focus groups. I first met her in the early 1970s, when […]

What Do DoD Officials Think Of Splitting NSA/CYBERCOM Dual Hat?

The GAO report can be accessed here: http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/686347.pdf What Do DoD Officials Think Of Splitting NSA/CYBERCOM Dual Hat? c4isrnet.com · by Mark Pomerleau · August 1, 2017 A new wide-ranging report issued from the Government Accountability Officeexamines what the advantages and disadvantages are of the dual-hat arrangement for the head of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, among […]

China Carries Out Flight Test Of Anti-Satellite Missile: DN-3 Missile Highlights Growing Space Warfare Capabilities

China Carries Out Flight Test Of Anti-Satellite Missile DN-3 missile highlights growing space warfare capabilities Share Tweet Email China’s DN-3 Test BY: Bill Gertz Follow @BillGertz August 2, 2017 5:00 am China recently carried out a flight test of a new anti-satellite missile that highlights the growing threat of Beijing’s space warfare capabilities. The flight test […]

North Korea Pushes The Threshold Of War In Cyberspace

North Korea Pushes The Threshold Of War In Cyberspace Excerpts: An open question is whether North Korea can find an even better cyber means for coercion. One thing to look out for is the possibility North Korea may use ransomware or doxing, rather than destructive malware, to back up threats. Others have rightly argued that […]

The Hacking Wars Are Going To Get Much Worse

The Hacking Wars Are Going To Get Much Worse By Adam Segal, www.nytimes.com View Original July 31st, 2017 Reports this month that the United Arab Emirates orchestrated the hacking of a Qatari news agency, helping to incite a crisis in the Middle East, are as unsurprising as they are unwelcome. For years, countries — in particular Russia […]