09 Jun 2018

Google bans AI for weapons use

“Google has promised not to use AI for weapons, following protests over its partnership with the US military. A decision to provide machine-learning tools to analyse drone footage caused some employees to resign. Google told employees last week it would not renew its contract with the US Department of Defense

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09 Jun 2018

Putin wary of cryptos as Russian farmers use their own to avoid banks

Putin has discussed cryptocurrencies a number of times, with the most recent coming this past week. Here, he discussed the difficulty of integrating them into state policy and financial planning as they are “inherently…beyond national borders.” Hundreds of farmers in Russia, however, have transitioned to a coin known as Kolion

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08 Jun 2018

Senate bill could allow for unilateral US responses to international cyber attacks

A recently proposed defense bill in the Senate could improve US cyber capabilities through additional funding and programs. This includes a provision to allow unilateral US responses to cyber interference without needing to ask allies beforehand.  “’The right to act in another country is a norm in counterterrorism operations,’ said

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08 Jun 2018

There will be no ‘Cyber Cuban Missile Crisis’

“Modern technology has outpaced the ability of shared familiar metaphors to describe it. Trying to tie modern threats, executed with code over a global network infrastructure that didn’t exist decades ago, to historical analogies is a perilous activity. Which is why I was perplexed to find a recent instance of

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08 Jun 2018

Facebook bans hardline Buddhist group in Myanmar after their role in Rohingya incitement

Facebook recently banned a group of hardline Myanmar Buddhists and a number of monks who played a significant role in the incitement to violence against the Rohingya. Facebook plays a large role in the country and the organization has come under criticism for failing to remove the content within what

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07 Jun 2018

10 Rules For Cybersecurity Salespeople

The cybersecurity market is so congested, it can be difficult to establish a dialogue with overwhelmed CISOs. Former DHS executive, CISO, and security expert Mark Weatherford shares some tips for maximizing those relationships.

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07 Jun 2018

Information – The Final Frontier of Cybersecurity

Cyber trust is not just about securing information technology systems. You must also secure business processes.

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07 Jun 2018

Microsoft Launches Underwater Data Center

Responding to the significant cooling and energy requirements of data centers, Microsoft has developed and launched an underwater data center off the coast of Scotland containing 12 racks of 864 servers. The project used submarine technology to install the center and runs on renewable energy while using its surroundings for

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05 Jun 2018

NATO Secretary General: Better Cyber Defense More Important than 2% of GDP Pledge

Two years ago, NATO adopted a pledge to give cyber issues greater standing in defense strategy. Now, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is emphasizing this pledge as the most important within NATO. Recently, “he told a Paris audience that the pledge isn’t getting the attention it deserves. ‘Today’s great leap

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05 Jun 2018

US Cyber Command is fast-tracking dedicated “cyberwarrior” training platform

The U.S. Cyber Command is fast-tracking a training platform to provide “cyberwarriors” with training resources comparable to what traditional forces use to train on the ground.  “According to Jim Keffer, director of cyber at Lockheed Martin, it will be more than just a cyber range” and will include scenario design

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