25 May 2018

Putin’s Cyber OODA Loop is Tighter Than Yours

While hosting a delegation from France, Putin advised that to prevent cyber attacks, nations will have to establish international norms prohibiting such behavior. “This is what I can say about cyberattacks or war of words in the press and other issues. Action always causes reaction. Always. If one does not

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25 May 2018

EU privacy law heralds new era in online data protection

“New European privacy regulations that go into effect on Friday will force companies to be more attentive to how they handle customer data, while bringing consumers both new ways to control their data and tougher enforcement of existing privacy rights.” Source: EU privacy law heralds new era in online data

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25 May 2018

What would a cyberattack in Ukraine mean for the U.S. government?

“Network technology company Cisco Systems said Wednesday that a half a million routers had been compromised in preparation for what could be a major cyberattack against Ukraine, raising the specter of large-scale disruption timed to the upcoming Champions League soccer final there.” Source: What would a cyberattack in Ukraine mean

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24 May 2018

UK begins to formalise its legal approach to cyber war

“International law wasn’t developed with cyber space in mind, but the UK is setting out its legal approach amid tensions with Russia. Just as physically damaging attacks would be breaches of international law, so are cyber attacks which go beyond espionage according to the Attorney General, Jeremy Wright QC. Speaking

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24 May 2018

Let’s be Honest…the Price of Bitcoin is Likely Being Manipulated

The wild price swings in the cryptocurrency markets is being investigated by the U.S. Justice Department over concerns that traders are manipulating prices. Potential issues include collusion between actors to generate price volatility and also that individual users are operating multiple accounts to trade with themselves and generate false demand

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24 May 2018

Your Home Router Could be Compromised by Russian Spies

Cisco’s Talos security intelligence group has reported on their discovery of a new malware variant called VPNFilter that is targeting home routers and firewalls. Cisco claims the malware has infected at least 500,000 home devices, primarily focused on home and small business routers and network connected storage devices. Brands impacted

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24 May 2018

FBI repeatedly inflated cell phone encryption threat numbers

“The FBI has repeatedly grossly exaggerated the problems it encountered due to encrypted cell phones, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. The bureau had claimed that its investigators were locked out of nearly 7,800 devices linked to criminal activity last year, when the number of devices is probably between 1,000 and

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22 May 2018

Imagining a Cyber Surprise: How Might China Use Stolen OPM Records to Target Trust?

“My imagined Chinese cyber attack used the sensitive and detailed OPM records not to disrupt or degrade American military or intelligence systems, but rather to spread fear, mistrust, and discord among the men and women in uniform who operate those systems. During such a strike, hackers would lock out medical

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22 May 2018

Senators want National Guard on call for cyberattacks

“A pair of Senate Democrats have introduced legislation that would give the National Guard a bigger role in defending everything from election systems to dams from cyberattacks. The bill from Sens. Maria Cantwell, Wash., and Joe Manchin, W.Va., would set up National Guard ‘cyber civil support teams’ in every state

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22 May 2018

How the Internet of Things could improve weapons tracking

“A 2017 Newsweek report revealed that the U.S. Army lost more than $1 billion worth of weapons in Iraq and Kuwait due to lax controls and record keeping. This problem is not unique to the Army; the challenge of tracking goods has dogged military operations since Roman times. When there

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