The Trump administration has accused Russia of a coordinated “multi-stage intrusion campaign” to hack into critical U.S. infrastructure networks and conduct “network reconnaissance” while attempting to delete evidence of their intrusions.
What are the real world effects of the unusual U.S. view of the scope of any nation’s right to use military force in self-defense.
Lockheed Martin unveiled its pitch for Cyber Command’s unified platform.
On Feb. 13, our colleague Robert Chesney flagged the upcoming Cyber Command legal conference titled “Cyberspace Operations in the Gray Zone.” The conference—which begins Monday morning and involves heavy interagency and private sector and academia participation—is set to address a number of key international and domestic law issues surrounding cyberspace operations, such as the exploiting of social media in the gray zone, the characterizing of information warfare in cyberspace, the protecting of domestic information systems, the countering of gray zone cyber threats, technology and warfare, and privacy implications of military cyberspace operations.
Determining the origins of cyberattacks is already difficult, but cyber actors can further muddy attribution through false flag attacks.
My take away from the U.S. Cyber Command symposium was somewhat different from Jason Healey’s, recently published in The Cipher Brief.
Remember … someone was paid to create the above process diagram to explain the concept to someone who needs this type of explanation and gets an aha moment out of it.
WASHINGTON: Under relentless grilling from Democratic senators, the four-star officer who heads both Cyber Command and the NSA said the US government is “not doing enough” to prevent Russia from meddling in the 2018 elections. Could the US keep the Russians from interfering again? asked Sen. Claire McCaskill. “Yes,” Adm. Michael Rogers said at once. But, she pressed, are we actually doing so? “We’re taking steps, but we’re probably not doing enough,” he said. Why not? “I’m an operational commander, ma’am,” he said. “You’re asking a question that’s much bigger than me.”
In Washington, there may be division and confusion about how to deal with Russian cyber-based interference. But 25 miles north, at Fort Meade, home of U.S. Cyber Command, they are angry and ready. Cyber Command’s new strategy demands that, “We must not cede cyberspace superiority.” The goal is “superiority” through “persistent, integrated operations [to] demonstrate … Continue reading “US Cyber Command: “When faced with a bully…hit him harder.””
A few weeks ago, we gave a joint lecture on the changing shape of war to 300 students at the Eisenhower School at National Defense University. During the q
A year in, the U.K.’s new Active Cyber Defense program has seen some major cybersecurity successes.