11 Mar 2019

U.S. Remains World’s Top Arms Exporter, With Russia A Distant Second

A new report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) shows that the United States is still the world’s leading arms exporter. In fact, US arms exports have increased significantly as a percentage of the global total, from 30% between 2009 and 2013 to 36% between 2014 and 2018.

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08 Mar 2019

The Cyber Threat Analysis Report Volume 1 Edition 2

Fresh off of RSA – OODA Network Expert Michael Tanji provides insightful analysis of the most recent and significant cyber news.

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08 Mar 2019

How China & Russia Use Social Media to Sway the West

A new report by Recorded Future analyses how social media-based campaigns by the Russian and Chinese governments aim to influence public opinion in the US and other Western countries. The study finds significant differences between the Chinese and Russian campaigns both in terms of motivation and the way in which

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07 Mar 2019

Hundreds of immigrant recruits risk ‘death sentence’ after Army bungles data, lawmaker says

Between July 2017 and Jan. 2018, US Army officials accidentally sent immigrant recruits a confidential list containing sensitive information on over 4,200 immigrant recruits on at least three separate occasions. According to US Congressman Tom Malinowski, who served in the State Department under President Barack Obama, the breach endangers hundreds

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07 Mar 2019

New law lets Russia jail people who ‘disrespect’ the government online

The lower house of the Russian parliament on Wednesday approved a new law that will allow the government to fine or imprison people who post online content criticizing Russian officials or otherwise displaying “disrespect for society, the state, (and) state symbols of the Russian Federation.” The bill officially aims to

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06 Mar 2019

NATO seeks to bolster Ukraine defences amid ‘Russian aggression’

In a speech to the US Congress, the NATO commander for Europe stated that he aims to help Ukraine defend itself against increasing Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine and in the Black Sea. Last year, Russia seized three Ukrainian ships while they were trying to pass the Kerch Strait that

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05 Mar 2019

Eyeing Russia, EU Girds for Cyberthreats to Parliament Vote

EU security officials are taking steps to counter efforts by Russian state-backed hackers to interfere in the European Parliament elections that will be held in May of this year. The vote comes at a critical time for Europe, not only because of the planned departure of the UK from the

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05 Mar 2019

Russia Follows U.S. Out of Landmark Nuclear Weapons Treaty

About a month after the US government withdrew from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty that banned land-based missiles with ranges of 300 to 3,400 miles, Russia has also officially abandoned the agreement. Russian President Vladimir Putin had already announced that his country was going to copy the American move.

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01 Mar 2019

Information Attacks on Democracies

A recent academic paper titled “Common-Knowledge Attacks on Democracy” aims to provide an explanation for why certain Internet disinformation attacks have significant destabilizing effects in the US, while strengthening the internal stability in Russia. The authors propose that in order to understand this phenomenon, it is important to look at

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28 Feb 2019

Attackers continue to enhance their performance, apply smart business techniques

A new report by Netscout indicates that the global threat landscape in the second half of 2018 was characterized by “attacks on steroids.” Over that period, the company tracked 35 advanced persistent threat APT) groups and noticed that groups supported by states such as China, Iran, North Korea and Russia

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