A lack of tough cyber operators to play the role of adversary is leaving U.S. cyber defenders unprepared for today's real-world threats, according to the Pentagon's Office of the Director of Operational Test & Evaluation.
Cyberwarfare is the use or targeting in a battlespace or warfare context of computers, online control systems and networks. It involves both offensive and defensive operations pertaining to the threat of cyberattacks, espionage and sabotage. There has been controversy over whether such operations can be called "war". Nevertheless, powers have been developing cyber capabilities and engaged in cyberwarfare, both offensively and defensively.
On January 29, 2019, the Director of National Intelligence Daniel R. Coates released the Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community. The unclassified report covers both global and regional threats to US national security from the perspective of the US intelligence community.
The French military plans to develop and deploy offensive cyber weapons and improve the protection of its networks from "security events," Defense Minister Florence Parly announced here this morning.
Great-power competition in the twenty-first century increasingly involves the use of cyber operations between rival states. But do cyber operations achieve their stated objectives? What are the escalation risks? Under what conditions could increasingly frequent and sophisticated cyber operations result in inadvertent escalation and the use of military force?
How will cybersecurity experts remember 2018? In the past year, the Trump administration announced it would take more offensive hacking operations against foreign countries, the Department of Justice announced sweeping indictments against Chinese hackers and the U.S. intelligence community reported that foreign countries continued to interfere in American
The power grid hack this summer triggered alarms, and experts from eavesdropping spy service GCHQ were called in to flush out 'sleeper' worms. It is believed the Russian state-sponsored hackers intended to lie dormant inside the energy network after having penetrated it, to then cause significant damage at a later date. Speaking at The Times Tech
After a series of global cyber attacks disrupted multinational firms, ports and public services on an unprecedented scale this year, governments are seeking to stop hackers from shutting down more critical infrastructure or crippling corporate and government networks.
Cyber-attacks will happen and so developing a means to isolate intrusions at sea and keep moving is imperative, said the Navy's top intelligence officer. Now, once security experts detect a cyber-attack, the typical response is shut down all systems and then scrub them for malicious code or software, said Vice Adm. Jan Tighe, Deputy Chief of Naval
On January 28th, 2011, Egypt disappeared from the global map. In a coordinated shutdown of all major Egyptian internet service providers--an effort by its government to squelch public dissent- -virtually all Egyptian Internet addresses became unreachable worldwide.1 The action was unprecedented in Internet history.2 At the same time, the U.S. Senate
On June 17, 2010 a small antivirus company established in Belarus discovered the Stuxnet worm. Later research would reveal that an earlier variant of the worm existed at least a year earlier. Stuxnet reputedly caused the physical degradation of some 1000 centrifuges at the Natanz facility in Iran, based on data of the International Atomic Energy Agency