Blog Posts Tagged with "Cyber Militia"

B64e021126c832bb29ec9fa988155eaf

The Right to Keep and Bear Cyber Arms

August 29, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

With all the media hype over Stuxnet, cyber war and cyber weapons – should US citizens be legally allowed to own and use these weapons in accordance with their 2nd Amendment rights? Why shouldn’t Americans be allowed to actively defend themselves against online electronic risks as well as physical threats?

Comments  (10)

94ae16c30d35ee7345f3235dfb11113c

Thoughts On a U.S. Cyber Militia

August 23, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

The Swiss are standing up a cyber command and they say their cyber warriors will be armed. Why wouldn’t this work in the US? First, we don’t trust our people as much as the Swiss. That is the nature of our culture, especially in the US. We are more paranoid, cynical and negative. We tend to micromanage...

Comments  (4)

0ff0a77035f9569943049ed3e980bb0d

Cyber Militias in the US: Feasibility, Structure, and Purpose

August 21, 2012 Added by:

Offensive cyber attacks benefit from their lack of structure and diversity of attack vectors. Cyber militias can be assigned a target and given the ability to choose their methods based on their capabilities. The absence of formal rules of engagement allows the cyber militia to exercise creativity and innovation...

Comments  (8)

7fef78c47060974e0b8392e305f0daf0

Patriot Hackers, Cyber Vigilantes, and Shot Placement

May 25, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Governments need to get a handle on this. If they want patriot hacker units, then they will have them and they will be controlled. As opposed to the Batman vigilante model that we now have here. If they did this, there would be plenty of volunteers and it might be a good thing...

Comments  (0)

Fc152e73692bc3c934d248f639d9e963

Is Security Broken? How I Propose to Fix It...

May 23, 2012 Added by:PCI Guru

In a true war, we would be investing in creating an offensive capability to go into cyber-battle with the enemy. And while there are discussions about having offensive capabilities, security professionals are still in a defensive posture protecting the organization...

Comments  (2)

94ae16c30d35ee7345f3235dfb11113c

The US Cyber Guard Begins

May 17, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

US cyber defenses will now include more than just the US Cyber Command and the Department of Homeland Security. Eventually it may include somewhere around 8,000 contractors, mostly defense contractors. Of course the conspiracy theorists will begin screaming “big brother”...

Comments  (0)

7fef78c47060974e0b8392e305f0daf0

You’ve Been Phished Without an Email or a PDF

March 12, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

It seems that someone is making a full sized driftnet for information on those who would like to sign up as well as discuss the INSCOM Cyber Brigade. On the surface like I said, this looks all well and good, but once you start to poke at it though, you get some strange answers...

Comments  (16)

B64e021126c832bb29ec9fa988155eaf

The Need for a Special Forces Offensive Cyber Group

February 21, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

Nation State hackers are active in attacking and compromising military, government and defense contractor sites. Terrorists are using social media sites to recruit, train and spread their poison. In essence we are in a Cyber Cold War. We need a Cyber Special Forces group...

Comments  (2)

B64e021126c832bb29ec9fa988155eaf

China’s “Online Blue Army” Ready

January 19, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

Growing up I heard numerous times that the Soviet's needed so many missiles to protect it’s vast land mass from aggressors. Everyone knew that the large missile stockpile was more of a threat than a safety net. It seems that China may be trying to play the same card...

Comments  (0)

69dafe8b58066478aea48f3d0f384820

China Beefs Up PLA's Cyber Militia

October 21, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Effectively acting as a PLA-associated technical reserve, its mostly under-thirty part-timers are drawn largely from civilian companies and university-level institutes operating in electronic fields. A national guard of cyber soldiers..."

Comments  (0)

94ae16c30d35ee7345f3235dfb11113c

A US Cyber Auxiliary?

September 27, 2011 Added by:Joel Harding

Four years ago a few of us were pulled into a STRATCOM study group and I coughed up a furball when the idea of a cyber militia was surfaced. I thought the press would have a field day with that concept and it would be a PR fiasco. Now I’m not too sure...

Comments  (0)