27 Nov 2019

US, Russia And Israel Show Little Appetite For Cyber Destruction

The Atlantic Council recently conducted a study in order to assess the extent to which fears about the possible escalation of cyber conflicts between countries into physical confrontations are justified. The research involved “cross-national simulation and survey experiments” and focused on the United States, Russia and Israel. The conclusion of

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06 Aug 2019

Connected Cars Could be a Threat to National Security, Group Claims

In a new report, the US nonprofit Consumer Watchdog (CW) warns that Internet-connected vehicles are a threat to national security due to the risk of coordinated hacking attacks that could target many vehicles at the same time. Currently, connected cars make up 20% of all vehicles on American roads and

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22 Jul 2019

Cyber Warfare: US Military Admits Immediate Danger Is ‘Keeping Us Up At Night

The deteriorating relations between the United States and Iran have been a catalyst for further integration between cyber operations and physical acts in the context of national defense. In the midst of mounting tensions, both countries have been stepping up offensive cyber campaigns directed at each other, thereby effectively using

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18 Jun 2019

Kremlin Warns of Cyberwar After Report of U.S. Hacking Into Russian Power Grid

In response to a recent New York Times report claiming that US intelligence officials have been targeting Russian power grid control systems in offensive operations, a spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday said that the report implies “a hypothetical possibility” of cyberwarfare against his country. The Russian official also

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30 May 2019

The potential human cost of cyber operations

A newly released report by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) looks at the potential human cost of cyber attacks. The study is based on discussions by academics and cybersecurity experts on how cyberattacks impact civilians. The report also looks at the impact of cyber operations that are

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29 Mar 2019

Inside Cyber Battlefields, the Newest Domain of War

According to Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at F-Secure, “we are in the very beginning of the cyber arms race.” Due to technological innovation, wars are now increasingly fought in the digital realm and this has major security implications. While deterrence assures a high threshold for the use of the

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25 Jan 2019

Collateral Damage: When Cyberwarfare Targets Civilian Data

As acts of cyberwar by nation-state threat actors are becoming increasingly common and disruptive, the goals of attacking parties include damaging critical infrastructure; stealing military data and technology; spreading disinformation; and, increasingly, stealing civilian data. According to Terry Ray, Chief Technology Officer at Imperva, companies, educational institutions, medial instantiations and other

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14 Jan 2019

The Weaponization Of Artificial Intelligence

The rapid proliferation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies has spawned an AI arms race that makes the weaponization of AI seem inevitable. However, Jayshree Pandya, CEO of Risk Group LLC, argues that the development of autonomous weapons systems (AWS) will have serious implications that extend beyond national security and international conflict,

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08 Jan 2019

The United States and China – A Different Kind of Cyberwar

China is waging a long-term cyberwar against the U.S. and other western countries that is very different in nature than the type of conflict Western powers generally conceive of as “war”. The Chinese cyberwarfare efforts are an extension of the country’s economic policy that has been described by John Demers

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04 Oct 2018

US to offer cyberwar capabilities to NATO allies

Following the US’s move towards a more proactive cyber posture, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis is expected to announce that the US will deploy their cybercapabilities, upon request, on behalf of its NATO allies. A principal deputy assistant defense secretary shared that the US will not, however, give up sole

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