Nicole Perlroth with a fantastic and, sadly, none too surprising article for The New York Times. She says it best: For the last four months, Chinese hackers have persistently attacked The New York Times, infiltrating its computer systems and getting passwords for its reporters and other employees. All this over the Wen Jiabao, of course. […]
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John Reed with some good stuff for Foreign Policy, per usual. Reed wrote on advance testimony from the SecDef-to-be Chuck Hagel pertaining to cyber-deterrence. You can find that testimony (on a lot more than just cyber-deterrence) here. Notably, Mr. Hagel had/will have this to say tomorrow (answers in bold): Do you believe we are deterring […]
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Yesterday I posted a few tweets from Jason Healey, so today I’ll do one better; here’s Healey’s article for the Atlantic Council on CyberComm’s expansion. The article breaks down the implications of the expansion, noting that DoD still has to find a way to train 4k new cyber warriors and convince them that wearing a […]
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Nearly everyone who follows cyber news was buzzing about the CyberComm expansion, and for good reason. Besides the fact that CyberComm is getting a much deserved boost in manpower, I think those force divisions are a really significant development. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, take a look at this Washington Post article. Before going […]
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The ever-amazing Ellen Nakashima with a very important article for The Washington Post on how DoD is expanding CyberComm. According to Nakashima, CyberComm–currently made up “of about 900 personnel”–will increase to about 4,900 “troops and civilians.” More importantly, Nakashima laid out how CyberComm is going to be divided: The plan calls for the creation of […]
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Foreign Hackers are “21st Century Nuclear Weapons” & a cyber 9/11 could happen “imminently”: Reuters/Foreign Policy
A bit of exaggeration here. Deborah Charles reports for Reuters on how DHS Secretary Napolitano said a “‘cyber 9/11’ could happen ‘imminently.’” Foreign Policy’s John Reed writes on John Kerry’s commentary during his Secretary of State confirmation hearings. Sen. Kerry reasonably suggested the need for “cyber diplomacy,” but then suggested that cyberweapons are “the 21st-century nuclear weapons […]
Via a Jack Goldsmith blog post for Lawfare, Herbert Lin authored a very useful primer on Cyber Conflict and National Security. Good resource.
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The Wall Street Journal’s Joel Schectman reports on how seriously corporations are now taking cybersecurity: As the number and sophistication of hacker attacks on major corporations continues to increase, security is moving from a functional IT area, often below the paygrade of CIOs, to strategic importance at the highest levels of corporations.
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Just a heads up, two useful articles by Michael Mimoso for threatpost (Kaspersky Lab). One article was on hackback, and the other article was on active defense.
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Via The Washington Post’s Hayley Tsukayama, the Senate commerce committee has made cybersecurity its priority, introducing the Cybersecurity and American Cyber Competitiveness Act of 2013. From the bill: It is the sense of Congress that Congress should enact, and the President should sign, bipartisan legislation to improve communication and collaboration between the private sector and […]
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