How Russian hybrid warfare changed the Pentagon’s perspective

As the Russians blitzed the Crimean region of Ukraine with cyberattacks, electromagnetic jamming and unmanned aerial systems, the U.S. military closely observed the battle tactics and recognized its need to transform.

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What Facts Would Deny the Trump Campaign First Amendment Protections in Colluding with Russia

The leading First Amendment and media law expert Floyd Abrams discusses Russia collusion case.

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Counterintelligence Implications of Artificial Intelligence—Part III

How might adversaries apply AI to the vast amount of data that they collect about American to understand us, predict what we will do and manipulate our behavior in ways that advantage them?

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Document: GAO Report on Defense Department Weapon Systems

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released its report for the Senate Committee on Armed Services examining the Defense Department’s weapon systems cybersecurity. GAO investigators

Source: Document: GAO Report on Defense Department Weapon Systems

New Evidence of Hacked Supermicro Hardware Found in U.S. Telecom – Bloomberg

A major U.S. telecommunications company discovered manipulated hardware from Super Micro Computer Inc. in its network and removed it in August, fresh evidence of tampering in China of critical technology components bound for the U.S., according to a security expert working for the telecom company.

Source: New Evidence of Hacked Supermicro Hardware Found in U.S. Telecom – Bloomberg

The National Cyber Strategy and Legal Reform

Lawyers and privacy advocates alike should pay careful attention to the “priority actions” in the National Cyber Strategy related to surveillance and criminal law reform.

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One of Bloomberg’s sources told them Chinese spy chip story “didn’t make sense”

Bloomberg said that its sources were key to its decision to run the Chinese spy chip story, the site writing that ’17 people confirmed the manipulation of Supermicro’s hardware and other elem…

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305 Car Registrations May Point to Massive GRU Security Breach – bellingcat

Wow … it is not hard to run license plates of Russian spies in Russia Poor GRU folks can not get any privacy these days! 

In an unprecedented step, the Dutch Military Intelligence and Security Service (MIVD) and the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Justice on October 4, 2018 disclosed the identities under which four Russian individuals, believed to be officers of the cyber-warfare division of the Russia’s Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces (GRU). The four individuals travelled to the Netherlands in April 2018 in an attempt to hack into the computer network of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), based in The Hague. These four men travelled under diplomatic passports, two of which had consecutive issue numbers.

Following this disclosure, Bellingcat and its Russian investigative partner, The Insider, attempted to verify that the identities disclosed by the Dutch authorities were in fact the authentic identities of the persons involved. Comparing data from different databases dated 2002 to 2014, Bellingcat was able to confirm that these identities are indeed real, as opposed to cover personas, which is the case with the two GRU officers involved in the Skripal poisoning case.

Source: 305 Car Registrations May Point to Massive GRU Security Breach – bellingcat

Homeland Security backs Apple and Amazon’s denials of Chinese microchip hack – The Verge

Following last week’s bombshell report from Bloomberg Businessweek that claimed that Chinese spies infiltrated commercial servers in the US with hidden microchips, the Department of Homeland Security says that it has “no reason to doubt the statements from the companies named in the story.”

Source: Homeland Security backs Apple and Amazon’s denials of Chinese microchip hack – The Verge

‘Your wife is cheating on you,’ and other military strategies for controlling the information space

Russia and China have shown they understand the importance of controlling information as well as denying adversaries advantages afforded by GPS.

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