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Dig Security’s latest financing comes as venture capital investors rush to place bets on startups jostling for space in the cloud data security space. [Read More]
Israeli startup Opus Security has banked $10 million in seed round funding to build technology for cloud security orchestration and remediation. [Read More]
The latest major iOS release aims to keep users protected from state-sponsored mercenary spyware, abusive spouse snooping, and exploitation of critical vulnerabilities. [Read More]
Apple acknowledged the macOS zero-days in an advisory but did not share technical details or indicators of compromise to help defenders hunt for signs of infections. [Read More]
ESET has identified a new cyberespionage group that has been targeting private and public entities in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa since 2020. [Read More]
At the government headquarters in Montenegro, computers are unplugged, internet is offline and the main state websites are down after a massive cyberattack which officials say bears the hallmarks of Russian hackers and its security services. [Read More]
Albania has suffered a new cyberattack, the country's interior ministry said on Saturday, blaming Iran which Tirana also accused of an earlier assault on its digital systems. [Read More]
Iran on Saturday strongly condemned a US decision to impose sanctions on its intelligence ministry, blamed for a major cyber attack on NATO ally Albania. [Read More]
The new sanctions designate Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) and its Minister of Intelligence for engaging in cyber-enabled activities against the United States and its allies. [Read More]
Microsoft security teams share details on ransomware attacks linked to DEV-0270, a subgroup of Iran-linked Phosphorus. [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Cyberwarfare

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James McFarlin's picture
The overall industry tone of caution around active defenses may be calibrated to defuse the notion rather than taking the argument, buying time for other alternatives to surface.
James McFarlin's picture
Does a dangerous threat lie with ISIS’s possible use of cyber weapons against American critical infrastructure, financial system or other targets? Will such attacks be attempted and do the capabilities exist within ISIS to do so?
James McFarlin's picture
Creative disruption, where a paradigm shift in thinking replaces an existing order, may be an elusive concept but its power as a driving force of human behavior cannot be denied.
James McFarlin's picture
One can only hope our nation’s alarm clocks wake up and stir our national leaders’ imaginations before a cyber incident of the magnitude of 9/11 results in the need for a “Cyber Strikes Commission Report.”
Tal Be'ery's picture
Defenders should use their "Strategic Depth" to mitigate attacks not on the perimeter but deeper within their network where they can leverage on their strategic advantage.
Jeffrey Carr's picture
The term “Tipping Point” is controversial because it has been so widely misused and loosely applied; two abuses that I often see in the cyber security marketplace.
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.