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There were no digital intrusions known to have affected the counting of the U.S. midterm vote Wednesday after a tense Election Day in which officials were closely monitoring domestic and foreign threats. [Read More]
VMware slapped a critical-severity rating on the bulletin and warned that three of the patched flaws are marked with a CVSS severity score of 9.8/10. [Read More]
Google has detailed an exploit chain believed to be used by a spyware vendor to target Samsung phones. [Read More]
For the second consecutive month, Microsoft rushed out patches to cover vulnerabilities that were already exploited as zero-day in the wild, including a pair of belated fixes for exploited Microsoft Exchange Server flaws. [Read More]
Redmond warns that China-based nation state threat actors are taking advantage of a one-year-old law to “stockpile” zero-days for use in sustained malware attacks. [Read More]
Microsoft says nation-state hacker attacks on critical infrastructure have soared, largely due to Russian operations targeting Ukraine and its allies. [Read More]
Ukraine and Russia are fighting “a new type of war,” with cyberweapons and other types of digital technology playing a pivotal role, Microsoft's Brad Smith said. [Read More]
Persian-speaking religious minority Bahaʼi targeted a previously unknown Android espionage campaign called SandStrike. [Read More]
UK opposition politicians called for an investigation after a newspaper reported that suspected Kremlin agents had hacked ex-Prime Minister Liz Truss's cell phone when she was foreign minister. [Read More]
Cyberattacks hit the Slovak and Polish parliaments, bringing down the voting system in Slovakia's legislature. [Read More]

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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.