Blog Posts Tagged with "Cyber Militia"


The Right to Keep and Bear Cyber Arms

August 29, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

With all the media hype over Stuxnet, cyber war and cyber weapons – should US citizens be legally allowed to own and use these weapons in accordance with their 2nd Amendment rights? Why shouldn’t Americans be allowed to actively defend themselves against online electronic risks as well as physical threats?

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Thoughts On a U.S. Cyber Militia

August 23, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

The Swiss are standing up a cyber command and they say their cyber warriors will be armed. Why wouldn’t this work in the US? First, we don’t trust our people as much as the Swiss. That is the nature of our culture, especially in the US. We are more paranoid, cynical and negative. We tend to micromanage...

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Cyber Militias in the US: Feasibility, Structure, and Purpose

August 21, 2012 Added by:

Offensive cyber attacks benefit from their lack of structure and diversity of attack vectors. Cyber militias can be assigned a target and given the ability to choose their methods based on their capabilities. The absence of formal rules of engagement allows the cyber militia to exercise creativity and innovation...

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Patriot Hackers, Cyber Vigilantes, and Shot Placement

May 25, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Governments need to get a handle on this. If they want patriot hacker units, then they will have them and they will be controlled. As opposed to the Batman vigilante model that we now have here. If they did this, there would be plenty of volunteers and it might be a good thing...

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Is Security Broken? How I Propose to Fix It...

May 23, 2012 Added by:PCI Guru

In a true war, we would be investing in creating an offensive capability to go into cyber-battle with the enemy. And while there are discussions about having offensive capabilities, security professionals are still in a defensive posture protecting the organization...

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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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You’ve Been Phished Without an Email or a PDF

March 12, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

It seems that someone is making a full sized driftnet for information on those who would like to sign up as well as discuss the INSCOM Cyber Brigade. On the surface like I said, this looks all well and good, but once you start to poke at it though, you get some strange answers...

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The Need for a Special Forces Offensive Cyber Group

February 21, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

Nation State hackers are active in attacking and compromising military, government and defense contractor sites. Terrorists are using social media sites to recruit, train and spread their poison. In essence we are in a Cyber Cold War. We need a Cyber Special Forces group...

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China’s “Online Blue Army” Ready

January 19, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

Growing up I heard numerous times that the Soviet's needed so many missiles to protect it’s vast land mass from aggressors. Everyone knew that the large missile stockpile was more of a threat than a safety net. It seems that China may be trying to play the same card...

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China Beefs Up PLA's Cyber Militia

October 21, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Effectively acting as a PLA-associated technical reserve, its mostly under-thirty part-timers are drawn largely from civilian companies and university-level institutes operating in electronic fields. A national guard of cyber soldiers..."

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A US Cyber Auxiliary?

September 27, 2011 Added by:Joel Harding

Four years ago a few of us were pulled into a STRATCOM study group and I coughed up a furball when the idea of a cyber militia was surfaced. I thought the press would have a field day with that concept and it would be a PR fiasco. Now I’m not too sure...

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