September 2019

In an assessment of the state of cyber security of UK universities, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said state-sponsored espionage is among the most evident and damaging threats in the long-term to academia’s elite. Universities are the gatekeepers and creators of highly valuable information, which makes them attractive targets of cyber crime and state-sponsored […]

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Security surveys tend to confirm what we already knew a few months ago and the 2019 Global Cyber Risk Perception Survey (PDF) from Marsh and Microsoft does not disappoint. This roller-coaster ride through the deepest thoughts of 1,500+ business leaders during February and March covers topics such as organisational confidence, approaches to adopting new technology […]

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By Jubin Katiraie A new German intelligence report from the state of Hesse on Wednesday outlined Iran’s illicit espionage activities in the central European country, including efforts to obtain weapons of mass destruction during 2018. The Hesse report noted that: “Weapons of mass destruction continues to be a powerful political instrument that can shake the […]

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In terms of offensive tools, the contract asks for support in discovering, identifying, detecting and analyzing system vulnerabilities. It also asks for analysis on capabilities present to the joint staff and combatant commanders through something called Joint Special Technical Operations (IJSTO), which is only referenced via acronym. This term, according to a 2013 report in […]

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Written by Shannon Vavra Sep 20, 2019 | CYBERSCOOP U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is calling on allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to bar Chinese companies from developing 5G networks there, reiterating an American argument that largely has failed to convince European countries to blacklist telecommunication firms with ties to Beijing. Esper, […]

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A man looks out over central Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from the Faisaliah Tower in 2003. (Peter MacDiarmid/Reuters) Over on the homepage, our Kevin Williamson writes a really great, thought-provoking essay laying out how to synthesize the competing instincts of idealism and realism in the world, and particularly in the Muslim world. Read the whole thing; […]

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Cyberspace is a warfighting domain, and the U.S. military must take an active role in defending the country and its allies from threats in that realm, Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper said yesterday. Speaking at the Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s second annual Cybersecurity Summit near Washington, Esper said the National […]

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