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Cyber Arms Deals and Latin America in the Post-Stuxnet World

August 15, 2012 Added by:Richard Stiennon

The trade of conventional weapons is a multi-billion dollar industry. But when it comes to cyber weapons, developed nations have yet to place limits on what kind of offensive software can be sold. It becomes a necessity to begin some kind of international regulatory system for cyber weapons and the prerequisite expertise...

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Gauss: Evidence of Ongoing Cyberwar and Espionage Campaigns

August 13, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Gauss collects network interface information, BIOS characteristics and computer drive details. Many ignore the aspect of modularity of the agent which may receive supplementary modules developed using the info acquired directly on the targets to conduct attacks against critical infrastructure...

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Stuxnet and Cyber Deterrence

August 13, 2012 Added by:Robert M. Lee

Stuxnet showed that a nation-state was capable and willing to use an advanced cyber weapon against an adversary. With the world believing that the United States is responsible, the nation now has the highest level of credibility for willingness and capability to develop and use a cyber weapon. That is a strong deterrent...

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Malware Wars! Cyber-Wars! Cyber-Espionage-Wars! Oh My...

August 11, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

We have opened Pandora’s box and there is no way to get what has escaped back in. We have given the weapon framework away due to the nature of the carrier. Even if Gauss is encrypted, it will be broken and then what? Unlike traditional weapons that destroy themselves, the malware we have sent can be reverse engineered...

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Army Translator Re-Sentenced for Possession of Classified Docs

August 06, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The defendant took classified documents from the U.S. Army without authorization. While assigned to an intelligence group in the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army at Al Taqqadam Air Base, he downloaded a classified electronic document and took hard copies of several other classified documents...

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Defcon Grows Up and Gets Recruited as an Asset

July 31, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

With the advent of Anonymous and Stuxnet and the nascent idea of the internet becoming a “digital nation state” we all have to be mindful that while the technologies out there are a commodity, so too are we in the great game of cold war intelligence and cyber war. We are the commodity that makes the new exploit...

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NATO Offers Cyber Defense Awareness Online Course

July 23, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

The NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence has developed an online Cyber Defence Awareness course that aims to enhance the general user’s awareness of cyber security risks and measures to mitigate those risks. The course may be accessed through the NATO Joint Advanced Distributed Learning portal...

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Stuxnet was Only the Beginning of US Cyberwar Against Iran

July 16, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"Almost all cyberattacks are 'to whom it may concern' but Stuxnet was a bullet with someone's name on it. Repeating something like Stuxnet or (computer virus) Flame will be much more difficult... But the defender needs to plug all holes, while the attacker need only find one..."

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Department of Defense's Cloud Computing Strategy

July 12, 2012 Added by:Stefano Mele

The DOD has specific challenges that require careful adoption considerations, especially in areas of cybersecurity, continuity of operations, information assurance, and resilience. Additional challenges include service acquisition and funding, data migration and management, and overcoming network dependence...

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On the Right to Bear Cyber Arms

July 10, 2012 Added by:J. Oquendo

An attacker is decimating my infrastructure. I have purchased and deployed every security technology I can think of. I have contacted law enforcement as a matter of relevance, but I know they will not be able to do much. I have given the service provider two fair warnings. I now fight fire with fire...

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Drones Vulnerable to Hijacking, Raising Concerns for Security

July 02, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

The problem is the security of these vehicles, which are based on high-tech components, and we know that nothing is totally secure. US drones are exploitable, possibly allowing hackers to take control. A team of researchers from the University of Texas at Austin recently conducted a successful hack...

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Dutch MoD Releases Defense Cyber Strategy

June 29, 2012 Added by:Don Eijndhoven

What makes this interesting is that they are declaring that non-combatants may also be actively targeted. In essence, they are putting the world on notice that if you’re involved with a cyber attack, part of a militia or a terrorist, you have a bull’s-eye on your head. No matter where you are. Plain and simple...

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Striking Back in Cyberspace: Sanctioned or Vigilantism?

June 26, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

You can strike back. Hiring your own security team you can discover who broke into your system. Establishing a honeypot, replicating your system and putting in ghost files will this tie up your infiltrators and significantly waste their time, and you can find out more about their techniques and track where they are...

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Cyber War: The Strategic Importance of Defense

June 25, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

The discovery of new cyber weapons will be published with increasing frequency, the real question to ask is if the world is really prepared to respond to these attacks. The stakes are high, security is critical for every nation, and the whole world must be analyzed as a monolithic system...

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On NATO and Cyber Warfare

June 20, 2012 Added by:gaToMaLo r. amores

"Threats are rapidly evolving both in frequency and sophistication. Threats emanating from cyberspace – whether from states, hacktivists or criminal organizations, among many others – pose a considerable challenge to the Alliance and must be dealt with as a matter of urgency"...

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Breach Alert: Putin Makes Drone Development a National Priority

June 19, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr

Russia plans to spend US$13B on UAS development over the next eight years. Part of that technology development strategy is almost certainly going to be acquiring intellectual property on related technology from foreign firms. Two good examples of companies at risk are Boeing and General Atomics...

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