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Cybergate: Stuxnet and Flame are Related

June 11, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

Contrary to previous reports that Stuxnet and Flame were unrelated, the authors apparently worked together at one point. If this is the case we might begin looking for evidence of more code from Operation Olympic Games floating around. Flame provides a framework for future warfare in cyberspace...

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Is this the Official Beginning of a Cyberwar on the Internet?

June 06, 2012 Added by:Lee Munson

Even though we came close to a confirmation with the Stuxnet attack, can you really say that it is the beginning of a cyber war? All we can really say now is that it is the escalation of one that has already been ongoing. It is assumed that we are in the middle of a cyber war already...

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Meet a Cyber Special Ops Warrior: th3j35t3r

June 05, 2012 Added by:Laura Walker

Although the Jester is often described as a cyber vigilante, his operations tend to steer shy of retributive justice and drive more toward disruption of enemy operations. His targets are researched, specific, and his mission is consistent. There is also the psychological component to PWNing the enemy...

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Plan X: Developing US Cyber Warfare Capabilities

June 04, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Plan X, launched by DARPA, comes at a crucial moment in which the strategic importance of the garrison in cyberspace has become a prerequisite. We have crossed the threshold of a new era, one where we will fight wars with bits instead bullets, one in which the hackers are a new generation of soldier...

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Stuxnet: Classified Disclosures for Political Gain

June 04, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

Operations Security or OPSEC is strictly enforced in the military, this is one of the basic tenets of Information Operations. We have had problems with Senators and Congressmen in the past disclosing classified information when doing so suited their purpose. Now the President has become the “Discloser in Chief”...

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The Atomic Bomb of Cyberspace

June 02, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

Warfare in cyberspace has always been clean, antiseptic and as long as nobody admitted it, attribution was almost impossible. But now we have a bad guy and it is us. Once cyberweapons become sophisticated enough to cause widespread damage, the United States will be blamed for starting it all...

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The Next War on Terror Will Be (Lost) Online

May 31, 2012 Added by:Ali-Reza Anghaie

Consider we might be putting our cyber soldiers on the wrong line. Sure, there are growing ranks of cyber counter-terrorism practitioners across both private and public space, except that's only to meet the enemy we really want to see - the one that suits perhaps what we're comfortable doing or getting funding for...

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Information Warfare and Cyberspace

May 30, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

Why do I keep running into the phrase Information Warfare? If the discussion is about cyber and warfare in cyberspace, why use the phrase Information Warfare? Has cyber ‘anything’ become so overused that we need to resort to using a much broader term to interest people in a cybersecurity discussion?

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Iranian Hackers Hit NASA: Isolated Attack or Act of Cyberwar?

May 24, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Hackers have written an HTTPS protocol scanner to find weaknesses in the NASA website. A NASA spokesman hasn't denied the hack, and the agency is investigating the event. Is it an isolated operation conducted by a group of hackers, or a state-sponsored act of cyberwar?

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FBI: Al-Qaeda Video Calls for Electronic Jihad against the US

May 24, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

A 6 minute Al Qaeda video translated by the FBI calls for extremist followers to perform cyber attacks against the US. The video states that US computer systems are as vulnerable to electronic warfare as airline security was leading up to the 9/11 attacks...

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NATO and Cyber Defense

May 24, 2012 Added by:Headlines

In February 2012, a 58 million Euro contract was awarded to establish a NATO Cyber Incident Response Capability (NCIRC), to be fully operational by the end of 2012. A Cyber Threat Awareness Cell is also being set up to enhance intelligence sharing and situational awareness...

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US vs. China: Is the Cyber Warfare Gap Increasing?

May 21, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

"We continue to see China expressing interest in making investments to improve their capacity for operations in cyberspace, and that is something that we pay very, very careful attention to. There is the potential for these types of operations to be very disruptive..."

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The US Cyber Guard Begins

May 17, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

US cyber defenses will now include more than just the US Cyber Command and the Department of Homeland Security. Eventually it may include somewhere around 8,000 contractors, mostly defense contractors. Of course the conspiracy theorists will begin screaming “big brother”...

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Defense Industrial Base Cyber Security Program

May 14, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

The United States continues to face a significant risk that critical Defense information networks can be compromised by malicious actors resulting in economic losses or damage to national security. The DIB CS/IA Program is designed to improve DIB network defenses...

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Did Iran Recover Encrypted Data from Downed Stealth Drone?

May 02, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

Iranian officials recently released claims that they have finished their reverse engineering of the downed US stealth drone and will begin to make a copy. The Iranians released information they say was encrypted flight and maintenance data from internal databases...

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Iran vs. The West: Cyberwar or Media Hype?

April 27, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

The growing tension between Iran, the U.S. and Israel does not bode well, however the reports persistently circulated on the Internet don't add anything new to a scenario that has long been known. Iran has long understood how strategic a strong presence in cyber space is...

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