Defending in cyberspace is only half the battle. Making it clear to adversaries that the United States is capable of engaging in damaging cyberattacks of its own is a way of deterring adversaries from acting in the first place, a senior Defense Department official told lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
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.
Eight of the world's biggest technology service providers were hacked by Chinese cyber spies in an elaborate and years-long invasion, Reuters found. The invasion exploited weaknesses in those companies, their customers, and the Western system of technological defense.
U.S. military cyber forces launched a strike against Iranian military computer systems on Thursday as President Donald Trump backed away from plans for a more conventional military strike in response to Iran's downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, U.S. officials said Saturday.
Within the U.S military services, leaders often discuss the close relationship of cyber warfare and electronic warfare. But what's less clear is the relationship between these two disciplines at U.S. Cyber Command.
The Chinese regime is getting ready to replace the Windows operating system in its military. The new operating system is independently developed by China, and it would prevent the United States from hacking into China's military network.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have issued a joint malware analysis report (MAR) on a malware strain dubbed ELECTRICFISH and used by the North-Korean APT group Lazarus to exfiltrate data from victims.
A leading cybersecurity firm found evidence Chinese intelligence operatives repurposed National Security Agency (NSA) hacking technology in 2016 to attack American allies and private firms in Europe and Asia, according to The New York Times.
Industry leaders are warning that the targets U.S. Cyber Command will pursue in the future may not be connected to the internet or even accessible through the traditional, IP-based operations that the command has historically exploited in the past.
An ever increasing number of battlefield devices that are capable of collecting, processing, storing, and communicating information are rapidly becoming interconnected. The staggering number of connected devices on the battlefield greatly increases the possibility that an adversary could find ways to exploit hardware or software vulnerabilities, degrading
The information domain requires a level of speed significantly faster than the traditional domains, so the Army to rapidly integrating these capabilities into formations and even organizational changes, according to a top service official.