March 2016

Over the past month, we’ve published a host of articles about cyberwar as part of our third installment of Futurography—a new project from Future Tense in which we explore a different technological issue each month. We’ve seen experts discuss the weapons of cyberconflict, explore the fuzzy rules of engagement, interrogate the “attribution problem,” and much more. […]

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What’s This? Shared cyberthreat intelligence will soon be a critical component of security operations, enabling organizations to better protect their digital assets and respond more quickly to emerging threats. On March 17, the US Department of Homeland Security announced the deployment of the Automated Indicator Sharing (AIS) system, which allows the exchange of cyberthreat intelligence […]

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MONTREAL–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Castle Hall, the three-time winner of “Best Global Due Diligence Firm” in the Hedge Fund Awards and Alternative Investment Awards, is pleased to announce that Vladimir Rabotka has joined the firm as Director – Security and Systems Administration. In this role, Mr. Rabotka will assume responsibility for Castle Hall’s internal cyber security policies and […]

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The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides an opportunity to rethink information security, according to Palo Alto Networks. “Hopefully the new regulation expected to be in force by spring 2018 will prove to a catalyst for change,” said Greg Day, the security firm’s chief security officer for Europe. “It is time for most […]

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Vahid Heydari, doctoral student in computer engineering, presents his poster in Boston. UAH computer engineering doctoral student Vahid Heydari’s poster on “Preventing Remote Cyber Attacks against Aircraft Avionics Systems” was recently named the best poster at the 11th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security in Boston. “Receiving the best poster award means we are […]

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Software powering Britain’s nuclear-tipped Trident II missiles is to be updated following fears of a cyber-attack, according to reports. The Daily Telegraph reported that Britain’s Trident missiles, currently carried by the Royal Navy’s Vanguard-class submarines, are to receive software updates to help guard against cyber-attacks. The move comes as part of the Ministry of Defence’s […]

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Federal investigators charged an Iranian hacker with breaking into the control system of the Bowman Avenue Dam, in Rye, N.Y. The mystery is what he was after. Credit Photograph by Seth Wenig / AP The Bowman Avenue Dam, in Rye, New York, would seem an unlikely candidate for a new front in the cyber wars. […]

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Canadian Quidditch player Arfy Papadam. Probably not how the Israeli military do it. Photo: Jeff de Pasquale JDE The Israeli military’s elite Cyber Command is honing its skills at Hogwarts. A small, handpicked group of computer wizards in the command’s officers training course is preparing to combat hostile hackers by fighting in a virtual battlefield modelled […]

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