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U.S. officials are scrambling to reinforce the nation’s cyber defenses and recognizing that an agency created two years ago to protect America’s networks and infrastructure lacks the money, tools and authority to counter such sophisticated threats. [Read More]
NEWS ANALYSIS: CrowdStrike said it will shell out a whopping $400 million to snap up a Splunk competitor and present itself as the security data lake for enterprise customers. We look at how the move affects the EDR, xDR and SIEM categories. [Read More]
Hackers attacked military-run government websites in Myanmar as a cyber war erupted after authorities shut down the internet for a fourth straight night. [Read More]
France's national cybersecurity agency is publicly blaming the Sandworm APT group for a string of long-term intrusions at European software and web hosting organizations. [Read More]
The surveillanceware, Hornbill and SunBird, targeted Pakistan military, nuclear authorities, and Indian election officials. [Read More]
Following a two-year downtime, an Iran-linked cyberespionage operation has recommenced with new second-stage malware and with an updated variant of the Infy malware. [Read More]
North Korea has modernized its nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles by flaunting United Nations sanctions, using cyberattacks to help finance its programs and continuing to seek material and technology overseas for its arsenal, U.N. experts said. [Read More]
Domestic Kitten, backed by the Iranian government, launches extensive surveillance operations against Iranian citizens. [Read More]
The switching and networking giant patches a wide range of high-severity security vulnerabilities in VPN routers and SD-WAN in the small business segment. [Read More]
The Supernova malware discovered during an investigation into the SolarWinds supply chain attack may have been created and used by Chinese hackers. [Read More]

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Gunter Ollmann's picture
While global corporations have been targeted by Iran-linked threat actors, the escalating tensions in recent weeks will inevitably bring more repercussions as tools and tactics change with new strategic goals.
Justin Fier's picture
Against the ongoing backdrop of cyber conflict between nation states and escalating warnings from the Department of Homeland Security, critical infrastructure is becoming a central target for threat actors.
Galina Antova's picture
We must recognize industrial cyberattacks as tactics in a new form of “economic warfare” being waged between nation-states to gain economic and political advantage without having to pay the price of open combat.
Oliver Rochford's picture
The lifting of certain sanctions may provide an alternative incentive to limit certain types of cyberwar activity.
Josh Lefkowitz's picture
It’s critical to recognize that there will always be virtual ways in which terrorists and other criminals can create threats that no border process or physical security program can stop.
Ryan Naraine's picture
Thomas Rid, Professor in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, joins the podcast to discuss the lack of nuance in the crypto debate and the future of global cyber conflict.
James McFarlin's picture
If there were any lingering doubts that cybersecurity is a geopolitical issue with global implications, such opinions were cast on the rocks by discussions this past week at the 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
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.