Blog Posts Tagged with "Cyber Defense"

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McAfee: Attacks on South Korea Likely Cyberwar Exercise

July 06, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"This may have been a test of South Korea’s preparedness to mitigate cyberattacks, possibly by North Korea or their sympathizers... the attack itself was very limited and may have been utilized to test and observe how quickly the attack would be discovered, reverse engineered, and mitigated..."

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CIA Chief: Cyberattack Could Be Next Pearl Harbor

June 14, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“The next Pearl Harbor we confront could very well be a cyber attack that cripples our power systems, our grid, our security systems, our financial systems, our governmental systems. It is going to take both defensive measures as well as aggressive measures to deal with it..."

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Governments Escalate Cyber Warfare Rhetoric

June 01, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“We must plan, train, exercise and operate in a way which integrates our activities in both cyber and physical space. We will grow a cadre of dedicated cyber experts to support our own and allied cyber operations and secure our vital networks...”

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NATO: Cyber Defense and the New Strategic Concept

May 27, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Cyber attacks offer vastly favorable cost-benefit ratios in comparison to conventional military options. It is increasingly probable that a cyber attack on a NATO country will precede, or even replace a physical assault, moving cyber issues to the forefront of security concerns...

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Re-Analyzing Cyberdeterrence and Cyberwarfare

May 15, 2011 Added by:J. Oquendo

Military commanders and generals responsible for strategies could spend hours re-analyzing how their locations are constantly being exposed. Money down the drain. Soldiers may even be injured as a result or even worse loss of life. All the while the vulnerability existed from something as simple as an iPad or a mobile phone...

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Government Hack Attacks Show Need for Intel Awareness

May 15, 2011 Added by:Kelly Colgan

Governments, like many big businesses, have robust security programs, a layered cyberdefense plan. It’s nice to have all the tech tools at hand to prevent a breach, but they don’t amount to much if no one knows how to extract intelligence from them...

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DoD to Carry Out Clandestine Operations in Cyberspace

May 11, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"There is a lack of historical precedent for what constitutes traditional military activities in cyberspace... Section (962) would clarify that the Secretary of Defense has the authority to conduct clandestine cyberspace activities in support of military operations..."

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U.S. Redefines Cyberspace in an Effort to Deny Cyberwar?

May 10, 2011 Added by:Don Eijndhoven

The attacks on the Pentagon networks, the plundering of its email servers, the 2007 attacks on Estonia, the 2008 attacks on Georgia and the 2009 attacks on both the US as well as South Korea should sway any sane person from the notion that cyberwar denial will solve the problem...

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Nine Deadly Cyberwarfare Sins

May 05, 2011 Added by:J. Oquendo

In a conventional war, superpowers still have deterrents: nuclear weapons, financial fallout and so on. In a cyberwar, there is nothing more than imagined deterrents because as an attacker, anonymity will reign supreme. Deterrents do not apply on the cyber battlefield...

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Cyber Conflict in Dutch National Risk Assessment of 2010

April 28, 2011 Added by:Don Eijndhoven

The odds of fending off a large scale cyber conflict are against the Netherlands, but I don´t believe there is any other ´connected´ nation who is faring any better. Luckily many of the earlier initiatives with regards to Critical Infrastructure have been about recovering services...

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European Cybercrime 10 Years On - Why It’s Not Working

April 19, 2011 Added by:Jared Carstensen

The recent economic growth in Europe (bank bailouts aside), upgrades to infrastructure, communications, and internet speeds, coupled with the reduced costs of equipment required for cyber criminals to operate, has greatly assisted cyber criminals and cartels in their mission...

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European Union Parliament Also Under Cyber Attack

March 29, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Following on the heels of a cyber assault against the European Union's Commission and External Action Service, reports have surfaced that the EU Parliament's systems are also being targeted in an attack. “This is not a couple of teenage boys hacking into the [EU] institutions..."

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European Union Commission Suffers Serious Cyber Attack

March 23, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The Commission and External Action Service experienced a "serious" cyber attack as officials were preparing for a summit to discuss the future of the E.U.'s structure and unified operations in regards to multiple global political events. "We're often hit by cyber attacks but this is a big one..."

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Alexander Says U.S. Unprepared for Cyber Attack

March 17, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"To put it bluntly, we are very thin, and a crisis would quickly stress our cyber forces. We cannot afford to allow cyberspace to be a sanctuary where real and potential adversaries can marshal forces and capabilities to use against us and our allies. This is not a hypothetical danger..."

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Stuxnet Prompts Iran to Recruit Cyber Warriors

March 15, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“There are many true believers in Iran who are highly educated and very savvy with computers. Cyberwarfare is cheap, effective and doesn’t necessarily cause fatalities. It makes sense for not-so-wealthy nation states to build up cyber warfare capability rather than investing in missiles...”

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Dutch Minister of Defense: Cyber to Get Its Share

March 07, 2011 Added by:Don Eijndhoven

Confirming earlier official documents published by the Dutch government, the new Dutch Defense minister Hans Hillen re-stated that the Dutch armed forces will indeed be spending part of its budget for 2011 on Cyber Warfare related activities...

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