Items Tagged with "Cyberwar"


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Cyberwar, Cyberdouchery, and Where the Rubber Meets the CyberRoad

October 01, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

The cyberwar is upon us and we had best start taking it seriously because people in power are making plans, and like biological warfare, it seems perhaps there could be unforeseen circumstances that could trigger bigger and worse things. Plan accordingly and think a bit more cogently...

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Concerted Chinese Government Attacks or Just Another Day?

October 01, 2012 Added by:Marc Quibell

Front page news headlines today: "Chinese Hackers Breach White House!" For a split second there I was almost concerned; and then after reading I thought to myself...blah another false alarm. What did I expect?

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The Wicked Witches of Cyberspace

September 27, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

Lately I’ve been doing a deep dive on technologies that enable one to bypass filters, blocking and jamming, to get uncensored information into denied areas. When we use these technologies it is on behalf of goodness, apple pie and the American way. When someone else does its nefarious...

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Expect New Wave of Cyber Attacks Against Banking

September 26, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

A possible Iranian cyber offensive against US banks has been discussed recently, and immediately denied by government of Teheran. Financial institutions are targets for a cyber attacks, as the banking system is a critical asset for a nation and its paralysis could damage economic activities...

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Iran Increasing Tensions: Cyber Perspective

September 24, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

A massive cyber attack could increase hostilities, anticipating a conventional strike, but the Government of Teheran is showing awareness of risks related to a cyber attack and it has started a massive propaganda campaign to show to the western world its cyber capabilities...

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Death Match: Peter the Great Versus Sun Tzu

September 21, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

The paper, “Peter the Great Versus Sun Tzu” alleges that a comparison can be made between the varying actors in malware creation. They have broken this down into a battle royal between the “Asians” and the “Eastern Europeans” which is just patently stupid...

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How We Might Wage War in Cyberspace

September 19, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

With the way US forces are distributed globally, cyber capabilities and flexibilities are enhanced. Cyber, both offense and defense, can be launched from anywhere. All Combatant Commanders have liaisons and representative elements with geographic commands, Cyber Command is no different...

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War in Cyberspace is about Definitions

September 18, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

We are stuck in “Definitional Wars” or the struggle to get definitions approved that are not only accurate but widely accepted. A bigger problem is the constant evolution of technology and terminology, by the time a definition is published, it is usually obsolete...

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State-Sponsored Attacks or Not? That's the Question...

September 18, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Despite the use of cyber weapons and the damage caused by offensive operations being major concerns for intelligence agencies, clues are frequently discovered about attacks designed to steal sensitive information and intellectual property. Who is behind these cyber attacks?

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What Will the Impact of a Massive Attack in Cyberspace Be?

September 13, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

In every war, civilians are the victims. If and when a nation state unleashes their cyber forces against another, the initial blow will most likely be crushing. The economy will grind to an immediate halt, and without communications most of what we know will cease to exist...

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Three Days of The Condor... With Malware

September 07, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Pandora’s box has been opened. All the players are taking the field, and many of them may not be ready to play a proper game… Shamoon did it’s thing, but it seems to be more a brute force tool than an elegant piece of code and a slick plan. The blowback though is yet to be determined...

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Tallinn Manual on International Law Applied to Cyber Warfare

September 06, 2012 Added by:Stefano Mele

The Tallinn Manual pays particular attention to international law governing the use of force as an instrument of national policy and laws regulating the conduct of armed conflict, also labeled the law of war, the law of armed conflict, or international humanitarian law...

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OPSEC: Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze?

September 06, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

In the cyber world there is a process called IGL or Intelligence Gain-Loss. Sometimes deploying a new tool would disclose a capability that the US has to gather intelligence, but sometimes the gain outweighs the loss of a source. Ya gotta ask is the juice worth the squeeze?

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Is an International Cyber Regulatory Agency Needed?

August 30, 2012 Added by:Richard Stiennon

An international treaty and regulatory body will not gain much traction in the military academies and think tanks around the world. Why restrict a nation’s options in war fighting – especially when cyber weapons are inexpensive and could reduce the overall level of force required to achieve an end goal?

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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?

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Who's Responsible for the Saudi Aramco Network Attack?

August 28, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr

Iran is at the center of every significant aspect of this attack. It is the only nation with access to the original Wiper virus from which Shamoon was copied. Perhaps Iran has learned something from Russia about the strategy of misdirection via the government's recruitment of patriotic hackers...

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