Donald Trump Borrows Putin’s Disinformation Playbook

Over at The Daily Beast, Liz Wahl has an interesting take on the similarities between Trump, Putin, and the use of disinformation. “Russian messaging aims to incite existing tensions and deepen existing divisions. It aims to make angry people angrier and paranoid people more paranoid. Its overarching goal is to instill a deep distrust in […]

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Russia Gets a New Information Security Doctrine

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed off on a new information security doctrine (PDF) for Russia. Reports about the new doctrine highlight Russia’s broader conception of information security compared with the United States. The U.S. must come to grips with this broader conception if it is to counter the Russian cyber threat. Reports about the […]

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The West Worries about ISIS Use of Drones Despite Their Limited Capabilities

The U.S. and its allies use advanced drones weighing thousands of pounds, are controlled sometimes from thousands of miles away, can loiter for hours, and can rain death from above. But, they are increasingly freaking out about ISIS use of toy drones with cameras or small explosives. The Mosul battle in Iraq has seen the […]

From Cyberspace to Spacecyber Pearl Harbor!

  If we can have cyberspace war, why not spacecyber war? Historians, military experts and technology buffs agree that the next 9/11 or Pearl Harbor could involve a form of cyber warfare that begins in outer space. In a nightmare scenario, rogue powers (hackers and terrorists) or familiar adversaries (Russia or China) might succeed in […]

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Does 2016 Mark the End of Cyber Pearl Harbor Hysteria?

Since 1991, proponents of greater cybersecurity have warned of an impending “cyber Pearl Harbor”–or sometimes its sibling, the cyber 9/11–to motivate a response to the cyber threats facing the United States. For years, I have been a critic of such cyber-doom rhetoric, arguing that it is a potentially dangerous distraction from the real threats that […]

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