24 Aug 2018

Defense Science Board Task Force On Improving Cyber As A Strategic Weapon

The United States is currently years behind its rivals in cyberspace, both conceptually and operationally.

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31 May 2018

Long-Awaited Botnet Report Calls on Industry for Solutions

“The federal government should ‘lead by example’ when it comes to ensuring its computers and internet-linked devices aren’t hijacked by botnets, but industry should take the lead in determining just how those devices should be secured, according to a report released Wednesday. The report from the Homeland Security and Commerce

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23 Apr 2018

Here’s why DHS banned Kaspersky products

DHS reporting submitted by Kaspersky as part of their court case provides some insight into why the U.S. government was warning against the use of Kaspersky products. “Based on publicly available information, Kaspersky-branded antivirus software and other Kaspersky-branded products and solutions that contain antivirus functionality appear to present the general

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20 Jan 2018

What did Cybersecurity and Cyberwar look like in 1999?

Think all these news stories you are reading about cybersecurity, cyberwar, and cyberconflict are breaking new ground? It is worth taking a read through the several hundred entries meticulously compiled in Mich Kabay’s 1999 Infosec Year in Review which I recently found on an old drive while searching for other

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30 Mar 2017

Iranian Presidential Elections: Suppressing Dissension through Cyber

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07 Feb 2017

Our Science Fiction Cyber Future

“The cybersecurity industry is currently enamored with concepts of autonomous defense, including elements of machine learning, behavioral analytics, and artificial intelligence—and rightly so. Programed to be able to study all vulnerabilities in the public domain, autonomous bots (autbots)—not to be confused with bots simply conducting repetitive tasks like guessing default

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27 Jan 2017

The top 10 cities for computer malware

“Here are the top 10 most infected cities and the number of infected devices — including PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones — in each, based on Webroot’s data.” Source: The top 10 cities for computer malware

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27 Jan 2017

ODNI Global Trends Report 2017 – Paradox of Progress

We are living a paradox: The achievements of the industrial and information ages are shaping a world to come that is both more dangerous and richer with opportunity than ever before. Whether promise or peril prevails will turn on the choices of humankind. The progress of the past decades is

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06 Aug 2012

Questioning the Offense-Defense Balance in Cyberspace

Analysts, policymakers, and defenders often paint a bleak picture of the cybersecurity landscape. The Internet was built for resiliency, convenience, and openness, not security, and barriers to entry are low, meaning that criminals, foreign intelligence, activists, and states have many opportunities to launch countless attacks, especially if they are automated.

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