April 2018

The past few weeks has seen aggressive action by the White House against Russia and China.  Cyberwar has become a 3-way cage fight.  Here’s a quick review of the fight and tactics to improve. US Strategy Not Working: Hit Me, I Can Take It Data exfiltration by Kaspersky and Huawei have been known for years […]

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The online security breach in this case was a plot device in the long-running and popular fictional television program. But in the real world of American politics, the result of the 2016 presidential election may have been impacted by the careless information technology practices of the campaign team of Hillary Clinton. Thousands of emails related […]

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High tech has reached the high seas, and there are no safe harbors. That point was made very clear in a recent webinar hosted by the National/International Maritime Law Enforcement Academy and presented by RiskSense, a New Mexico-based cybersecurity practitioner. Whether in port or in transit, “ships of today are evolving,” said moderator Mark R. DuPont, […]

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Commissioner for the Security Union Julian King © Annika Haas/Arno Mikkor In April, the Commissioner for the Security Union, Julian King, presented a strategy to address the cyber threat to digital democracies. As vulnerability to cyber threat attacks increases, it also continues to evolve. The motives behind such attacks manifest in a variety of ways […]

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Cyber warfare involves an attempted or actual cyber attack, but for some in the media it means defacing some websites of important organisations. This is not really the case. In fact, I would term such hackers as ‘novice hackers’ in some corner of the world, looking to earn some brownie points amongst their non-hacker peers […]

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U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin is hosting a cybersecurity forum to provide tips for staying safe online. Langevin, a Rhode Island Democrat, is the co-founder and co-chairman of the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus. The educational cybersecurity awareness forum is planned for 10:30 a.m. on Monday at the South County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in North Kingstown, Rhode […]

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Walking the enormous exhibition halls at the recent RSA security conference in San Francisco, you could have easily gotten the impression that digital defense was a solved problem. Amidst branded t-shirts and water bottles, each booth hawked software and hardware that promised impenetrable defenses and peace of mind. The breakthrough powering these new panaceas? Artificial […]

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GhostTeam What began as an aggressive phishing-based malware campaign against Turkish financial institutions earlier this year appears to have since burgeoned into a worldwide cyberspying and data theft operation targeting a wide range of industry sectors with at least two malicious implants. The campaign, named GhostSecret, is detailed in a McAfee threat analysis report and […]

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