Washington Examiner, Charlie Mitchell implies that opposing President Trump's cabinet nominees constitutes a cyber security threat: Republicans say Democrats are blocking a floor vote on Commerce Secretary-designate Wilbur Ross despite the absence of any articulated opposition to the nominee. "They are just blocking everybody," McConnell's spokesman … [Read more...] about Opposing Trump’s Cabinet Picks is a Cyber Security Threat! Not.
A recent piece in The Hill claims that there is. What's more, it claims that the so-called "alt-left" is waging a "cyber-jihad against Trump and his supporters." As evidence, the author points to the protests and incidents of violence at U.C. Berkeley, where Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos was to speak. That speaking engagement was cancelled as a result. The author also … [Read more...] about Is There Such a Thing as an “Alt-Left”?
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 new doctrine in RT and TASS … [Read more...] about Russia Gets a New Information Security Doctrine
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 Islamic State group increasingly resort to weaponised … [Read more...] about The West Worries about ISIS Use of Drones Despite Their Limited Capabilities
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 knocking out or disabling critical … [Read more...] about From Cyberspace to Spacecyber Pearl Harbor!