International cybersecurity partnerships are usually a good thing. The United States should (and does) work with international allies like Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, South Korea, Australia, and Israel to help strengthen its computer security and enlist help. But to form any kind of meaningful international cybersecurity partnership, two countries have to be able […]

Cyber-attacks, including cyber-espionage and cyber-warfare, have emerged as huge risks in recent years. What’s more, actor groups and the methods they use have become far more aggressive and sophisticated. In addition to stealing data and money—or disrupting systems and sites—their objective increasingly is to influence geopolitics. A new report from Trend Micro, “Two Years of […]

Media captionRobert Hannigan also said security experts must find ways around end-to-end encryption Russian authorities are a threat to democracy, former GCHQ director Robert Hannigan has said. There was “a disproportionate amount of mayhem in cyber-space” coming from the country, he told the BBC. Mr Hannigan urged people to “push back” against the behaviour of […]

Why a Joint  ‘Cyber Security Unit’ or Treaty Probably Won’t Work President Trump on Twitter yesterday morning: “Putin I discussed forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit so that election hacking, many other negative things, will be guarded..” President Trump on Twitter yesterday evening: “The fact that President Putin and I discussed a Cyber Security unit […]

(Bloomberg View) — A new report by Bloomberg News about Russia being suspected of recently hacking a dozen U.S. power plants, including a nuclear one, is far more serious than any possible attempt to influence an election. It could be a sign of something even scarier: two military superpowers stepping up a cyberwar in the […]

Are you concerned about cybersecurity? You should be. We read of Russian meddling in our last election. We hear about ransomware attacks bringing large and small organizations to a standstill. Meanwhile, countless denial-of-service attacks seek to interfere with our favorite social media apps and services. Just last week we learned of widespread cyber hacking of our nuclear plants and power grid. And, how many times in […]

Are you concerned about cybersecurity? You should be. We read of Russian meddling in our last election. We hear about ransomware attacks bringing large and small organizations to a standstill. Meanwhile, countless denial-of-service attacks seek to interfere with our favorite social media apps and services. Just last week we learned of widespread cyber hacking of our nuclear plants and power grid. And, how many times in […]

Wikileaks has suggested its founder Julian Assange should head up the proposed U.S.-Russian unit on cyber security. Responding to a tweet from President Donald Trump, which suggested he had discussed the formation of an “impenetrable cyber security unit” with Russian president Vladimir Putin on Friday, Wikileaks said Assange would be a good fit.  “Why not […]