The US has begun waging cyber warfare against Isis, defence secretary Ashton Carter has confirmed. As the Financial Times reports, Carter said he has issued orders to the US Cyber Command to launch online attacks against the fundamentalist group. Speaking to the paper, he said: “I have given Cyber Command really its first wartime assignment…and […]

Pirates seizing cargoes, attacks against wastewater purification facilities, ransomware in hospitals, and stealing from global financial institution – it seems that cyber attacks are becoming more common, aggressive, focused and harmful in all areas. A look at printed analysis reports and trends in cyber attacks over the past year provides a rather clear picture – […]

Singapore and London, 6 April 2016: Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel) and Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L) have entered into a strategic partnership to enhance maritime cyber security using Trustwave’s Unified Threat Management (UTM) solution. Trustwave, the cyber security arm of Singtel, will provide the software based UTM service to be integrated with Inmarsat hardware onboard ships, to protect […]

Senators on Tuesday hammered the Obama administration, saying it lacks a coherent or fully formed cyber warfare policy. “The administration’s cyber policy as a whole remains detached from reality,” Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCainJohn McCainOvernight Cybersecurity: Panama Papers leak stirs debate on encryption Overnight Defense: Pentagon chief proposes chain of command reforms Senate […]

Despite that increasing complexity, many readers proposed that we should find ways to discriminate between cyberattacks and more conventional forms of militaristic aggression. We will, one wrote, have to learn to draw lines between the two much “as we now distinguish forms of weaponry.” Others weren’t so sure: Summing up a growing sense of unease, […]

Pirates seizing cargoes, attacks against wastewater purification facilities, ransomware in hospitals, and stealing from global financial institution – it seems that cyber attacks are becoming more common, aggressive, focused and harmful in all areas. A look at printed analysis reports and trends in cyber attacks over the past year provides a rather clear picture – […]

Nearly 86% of organizations responding to the survey want to be doing the hunting, albeit informally, as more than 40% do not have a formal threat hunting program in place. “The question is no longer whether or not you are going to have a breach, but how quickly you will detect the adversary to control […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — The hackers who seriously disrupted operations at a large hospital chain recently and held some data hostage broke into a computer server left vulnerable despite urgent public warnings since at least 2007 that it needed to be fixed with a simple update, The Associated Press has learned. The hackers exploited design flaws […]