Cyber Warfare

“The Russians are top notch.” Chris Finan is a former director of cybersecurity legislation in the Obama administration, an ex-director at DARPA for cyberwar research, and a former U.S. Air Force pilot and intelligence officer. When it comes to explaining Russia’s place in the evolving world of cyberwar, he ranks the world’s nations and firmly […]

“The Russians are top notch.” Chris Finan is a former director of cybersecurity legislation in the Obama administration, an ex-director at DARPA for cyberwar research, and a former U.S. Air Force pilot and intelligence officer. When it comes to explaining Russia’s place in the evolving world of cyberwar, he ranks the world’s nations and firmly […]

As pro-azadi protests and stone-pelting incidents go unabated in the Kashmir Valley, a cyber war is also under way and was only intensified on Tuesday when Facebook blocked some more pages of its users, including that of key separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani or deleted posts, photographs and videos placed on these, citing “community […]

There’s been plenty of talk, of course, about whether or not Russia did the hack that exposed various Democratic National Committee emails and other documents. While we’ve already pointed out that this shouldn’t impact the newsworthy nature of the material leaked, it’s still an interesting story. We’ve highlighted some reasons to be skeptical of the […]

When you think of national security, do you picture tanks and foot soldiers? Well, it’s time to update your files.  Reporter Ben Makuch explores the digital frontlines of warfare, surveillance, and high-stakes hacking in the gripping new VICELAND docuseries, Cyberwar. In the lead up to today’s series launch, Makuch joins guest host Piya Chattopadhyay to discuss the ecosystem of cyberwarfare and how a new generation […]

In late March, Donald Trump sat down with a few reporters from The New York Times for a rare, in-depth interview about his foreign policy ideas. The conversation careened from Middle East alliances to nuclear weapons to trade pacts, touching briefly on the ever-more pressing topic of cyberwar. Trump said the U.S. lagged behind other world powers, and that […]

In March, Trump was wrong about several aspects of cyberwar. This time, he stuck to statements so anodyne that they’re nearly impossible to fact check. Like before, Trump appears particularly worried about the difficulty of tracking down the perpetrators of cyberattacks. That’s certainly one of the things that makes cyberwar trickier than a conventional conflict: […]