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WannaCry Worm Highlights Federal & Industry Failures

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The WannaCry worm proves that our collective response to cyber threat continues to churn ineffectively in the same futile rut while threats multiply and grow increasingly serious by the day. Channeling Hobbes, government must assume the role of the Leviathan, establishing a monopoly on cyber violence, in this nascent global commons. We must get behind a… Keep reading →

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Open DoD’s Doors To Cyber Talent, Carter Asks Congress

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.

UPDATE with Hill reaction WASHINGTON: Defense Secretary Ashton Carter today asked Congress to help the Pentagon’s quest for talent in specialized areas such as cyber warfare. Among many other reforms, this latest iteration of Carter’s “Force of the Future” initiative requests changes to existing law to: Let cyber and other technical experts join the military at higher… Keep reading →

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Russia Builds ‘Arc Of Steel’: Adm. Ferguson

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


US Navy photo

WASHINGTON: “We are observing the manifestation of a more aggressive, more capable Russian navy,” the US Navy’s top commander in Europe said today. And if that fleet is Putin’s seagoing hammer, missile bases ashore are his land-based anvil. Complementing Russian naval modernization, Adm. Mark Ferguson said, we have seen “the construction of an arc of… Keep reading →

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‘Need To’ Declassify More Cyber Attacks: NSA Deputy Ledgett

Posted by Colin Clark on


WASHINGTON: The deputy director of the National Security Agency said today that the Intelligence Community should declassify the existence of more cyber attacks to improve the agency’s ability to mobilize the private sector and to get help when needed. I asked Richard Ledgett at the end of a session at the Intelligence and National Security Summit… Keep reading →

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‘Cyberwar’ Is Over Hyped: It Ain’t War Til Someone Dies

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


  WASHINGTON: Many a mother has warned roughhousing children that “it’s all fun and games until somebody loses an eye.” On Monday, four cybersecurity experts (two Americans and two Brits) agreed that the online attacks we’ve seen so far are all either espionage or sabotage: It doesn’t count as war until somebody dies. We have… Keep reading →

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Military Debates Who Should Pull The Trigger For A Cyber Attack

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


VIRGINIA BEACH, VA: The American military is intrigued by the offensive uses for cyber-warfare, but it is struggling to figure out how to do it. What impact can cyber weapons have on the battlefield? What organizations should take the lead? And who makes the decision to pull the trigger? “We’ve been thinking 90% defense, 10%… Keep reading →

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Cyber Command Presses For More Cyberwar Authority

Posted by Colin Clark on


Omaha: The head of both NSA and Cyber Command called today for more authorities to protect and defend America’s cyber networks, presumably an indication the Pentagon feels the need for the right to engage in offensive cyber operations. “We have to have more authority to defend ourselves in cyberspace,” Gen. Keith Alexander told roughly 1,000… Keep reading →

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