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 the political establishment, Western … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Borrows Putin’s Disinformation Playbook
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
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!
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 we face. In 2016, I was … [Read more...] about Does 2016 Mark the End of Cyber Pearl Harbor Hysteria?
Over at CFR, Robert Knake makes an argument against Trump's plan to have the military take the lead on U.S. cybersecurity. [T]here is almost nothing the U.S. military can do to protect private industry from cyberattack. The logic that the military should be responsible for protecting private companies from cyberattacks is as compelling as it is wrong. Source: Net Politics Â» … [Read more...] about Military Can’t Provide Cybersecurity for Private Networks