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President Donald Trump ordered the US military on to elevate its cyber warfare operations to a separate command, signaling a new strategic emphasis on electronic and online offensive and defensive operations. [Read More]
Hackers possibly from China planted a backdoor in popular connectivity tools from NetSarang as part of a major supply chain attack [Read More]
U.S. defense contractors targeted by North Korea-linked threat group known as Lazarus [Read More]
Russia-linked cyberspy group APT28 targets hotels in Europe and their main target may be government and business travelers [Read More]
Recent espionage campaigns targeting North Korea show link between KONNI malware and DarkHotel operation [Read More]
South Korea's spy agency has admitted that it had engaged in a far-reaching attempt to manipulate voters as it sought to help conservatives win parliamentary and presidential elections. [Read More]
WikiLeaks details tool used by the CIA to disable security cameras, mute microphones, and corrupt video recordings that could compromise its agents [Read More]
Interpol and Russian security firm Group-IB reveal the identities of alleged members of a pro-ISIS hacker group [Read More]
The House Homeland Security Committee on July 26 passed two bills to reorganize the cybersecurity operations of the DHS and demand it to report on how the Department is using vulnerability disclosure programs. [Read More]
Two spy hacker groups linked to Iran, OilRig and Greenbug, appear to have shared malware code [Read More]

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Eric Knapp's picture
Enemy infrastructure is and always has been an important military target. The difference is that with increasingly automated and connected infrastructure, the ability for an enemy to target these systems digitally has increased, putting these systems at greater risk.
Mark Hatton's picture
I believe that no other nation can match the capabilities of the United States military, but at the same time, matching the level of resources and investment in cyber being made by nation states such as China could prove impossible.
Danelle Au's picture
The building blocks for a robust cybersecurity strategy are not uniquely different from security requirements for a traditional enterprise...
Oliver Rochford's picture
When the Chinese government states that it is not behind most of these attacks – it is possibly telling the truth. That the Chinese government has offensive cyber capabilities are not disputed. What is not a given is that all of this activity has been officially prompted or sanctioned.
Oliver Rochford's picture
It remains to be seen how the big powers will come to agree on the precise rules to govern cyber operations – currently the international legal status is uncertain, but the little players had better concentrate on improving old and developing new defensive measures.
Oliver Rochford's picture
Cyberwar, at least the type where infrastructure or actual lives are targeted and destroyed, will not just happen for the fun of it. There are consequences to any such activity, as recent policy activity and policy makers make clear.
Oliver Rochford's picture
It is because of the ambiguities and problems of definition and categorization that an International Agreement on acceptable and agreed cyber operations is the wisest and safest course of action.
Oliver Rochford's picture
One of the main criticisms that opponents of the Cyberwar Meme raise, is that much of the reporting on the subject is sensationalist, or worse, war- or fear-mongering. Aside from the implication that anyone warning about the dangers of cyberwarfare is accused of having ulterior motives, it also implies that there is no real danger.
Matthew Stern's picture
How do reconnaissance and surveillance relate to cyber space? In traditional warfare they are key to finding the enemy or to confirm or deny their course of action. These capabilities are also essential in cyber space.
Oliver Rochford's picture
All warfare is based on deception. There is sufficient evidence to prove that China utilizes cyber-espionage, but are cyber attacks being overly attributed to China?