From NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence: The brand new web-based INCYDER (International Cyber Developments Review) database is now open to public for free. The portal, developed and hosted by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, combines a thorough database of relevant legal and policy documents adopted by international organisations active in […]
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The other day, I criticized the Administration for using the language of war to discuss the Sony hack. Now, CNN reports that the President has switched to the other end of the rhetorical spectrum: “‘It was an act of cybervandalism,’ Obama said in an interview with CNN.” Wrong again. What happened to Sony was not […]
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Hollywood and the entertainment industry are not critical infrastructure. The cyber attack on Sony’s computer networks and data is not, yet, a matter of national security. The attack is also not a use of force or an armed attack, the prerequisites for use of military force in self defense under international law. Thus, talk of […]
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“The thinking was that the Iranians would blame bad parts, or bad engineering, or just incompetence.” – Architect of Stuxnet Cyber Attack. According to an article by JustSecurity, confusion about whether an incident is an accident or a cyber attack may be a common problem going forward. The article opens with a reference to a Bloomberg news […]
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Cyber Round Up: Aviation Cyber Risks; Sony Update; Interview Dark Web Leader; Other Cyber News in Prevention and Malware
SONY BREACH UPDATE: As many are well aware, two weeks ago a hacker group calling themselves “Guardians of Peace” seized the computer system of Sony Pictures Entertainment. Many link the group to North Korea, who denounced Sony’s upcoming movie “The Interview” which centers around two journalists recruited by the CIA to assassinate North Korean leader Kim […]
The Federal Communications Commission is the latest agency that has begun sanctioning businesses for failing to protect sensitive customer data stored electronically, bringing the total number of agencies enforcing data security practices to three. In October, the FCC ordered two telecommunications carriers, TerraCom, Inc. and YourTell America, Inc., (the Companies) to pay ten million dollars […]
“If Operation Cleaver doesn’t get the world to wake up to what is happening in the silent world of cyber, then perhaps nothing will.” – Cylance Report on Operation Cleaver. According to researchers at Cylance, a security startup, a vast number of western organizations have been breached by hackers operating out of Iran. Cylance has […]
Cyber Round Up: Hacking Wall Street; FBI Warning Post Sony Malware; Hacking E-Cigs, Parking Lots, and Issues with Cryptography
Hacking underlying a sophisticated cyber scheme to rig the stock market was revealed on Monday by the security firm FireEye. FireEye warned the FBI that a group of hackers, which FireEye has designated FIN4, had stolen highly sensitive secrets from over a hundred companies for the purpose of gaming the stock market. The primary targets of the scheme […]
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