Cyberterrorism

To date, the threat of cyber terror remains an abstract concept. While several major American enterprises have been attacked, threatened and blackmailed – sometimes very publicly, for many citizens – and in the consciousness of many elected officials in Washington – the threat remains theoretical. In order to truly protect against these acts, the way […]

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‘Incompetent’ cyber leadership could lead to accidental nuclear war, as current cyber defence is inadequate in face of current threats The world’s ability to defend against cyber attacks targeting nuclear weapons is grossly inadequate – and could lead to an accidental nuclear war, according to one of Europe’s leading cyber warfare experts. Dr Sandro Gaycken, […]

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Manama : The Kingdom is one of the countries being targeted by an Iran-based cyber-spy group, it emerged. The cyber terror group Leafminer has released a threat actor to target many countries in the region and Bahrain is one of them, according to US cyber-security firm Symantec. The sectors that the cyber-terror group is targeting include telecommunication, […]

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On this week’s episode of the CISO/Security Vendor Relationship podcast we ask, “What good is a security alert if there’s no actionable item?” In addition, you’ll learn: Flex your incident response muscles. Does your cybersecurity policy change around high-profile events? What’s the definition of cybersecurity and why do so many people care? How a security […]

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Cyberterrorism, theoretically, isn’t supposed to exist. Terrorism, after all, is defined as the use of attacks to create visceral fear. Yet, almost all of what cyberattacks have done so far has been to computers–and computers lack viscera. Nevertheless, the December attack on Sony, coupled with an earlier (though less-well reported) attack on the Las Vegas […]

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James Comey FBI Director James Comey said the bureau has put anti-cybercrime efforts on its list of priorities in an environment he says contains fast-growing online terror threats, the Boston Business Journal reported Wednesday. Sara Castellanos writes the agency chief discussed plans of hiring a host of technical professionals and specialists as part of the FBI’s anti-cyber terror initiative. […]

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