Tag Archives: Cyber War

Raytheon-Ponemon Survey: IT Professionals Predict ‘Catastrophic’ Data Breach Due to Unsafe Internet Devices

A Raytheon-commissioned study has found that 82 percent of senior information technology professionals said they predict the use of unsecured internet of things-based devices to result in a major data breach over the next three years. The Ponemon Institute polled approximately 1,100 senior IT practitioners in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East …

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Tripwire: 63% of Info Security Pros Fear Cyber Criminal Influence on US Presidential Election

A Tripwire survey of 220 information security professionals says 63 percent of respondents believe that cyber criminals could influence the results of November’s U.S. presidential election. Tripwire said Thursday it conducted the survey July 30 to August 4 at the Black Hat USA 2016 conference in Las Vegas. “A foreign power possibly influencing …

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LandWarNet Speaker Lineup Announced; DoD's Teri Takai to Participate

Held Aug. 23-25 in Tampa, Fla., the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s LandWarNet Conference 2011 will focus on “Transforming Cyber While at War” and feature speakers, panel sessions, information exchange forums and exhibits. AFCEA today announced some of the confirmed speakers, which include industry executives as well as government …

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New Dictionary Defines Cyber Concepts

If there is anything cyber experts, media and Congress all struggle with when discussing cyberspace, it is the definitions of key concepts in that realm. Now, a U.S.-Russian initiative is proposing common definitions to help establish standards and clear up some of the widespread  confusion. The EastWest Institute and the …

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Stuxnet is Cyber 'Hiroshima'

Snobbish protestations to the contrary, Stuxnet is a big deal in the cyber world. The little (computer) worm that targeted Iran’s nuclear program and served as a middle-of-the-night, cold-sweat wake-up call for cybersecurity professionals the world over was not merely the opening shot in a cyber war, a recent Vanity …

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Report: Boosted Cyber Defense Won't Scare Hackers

Although military cyber weaponry will become customary this century, it will unlikely prevent attacks by hacktivists and criminal gangs, and could easily be used for state-sponsored cyber attacks instead, according to study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The British authors of the study, which was released Monday, …

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Estonia Fights Cyber Threat with Volunteer Cyber Army

When other countries struggle to find skilled cybersecurity professionals to safeguard networks and systems, Estonia is the first nation in the world to tap a volunteer cyber workforce of programmers, computer scientists and software engineers as defenders of the nation’s digital battlefield. Called the Cyber Defense League, the volunteer organization …

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Forget 2012: The World Will See a Cyber War in 2015

In 2015, cyber saboteurs will disrupt and damage a G20 nation’s critical infrastructure, possibly crashing its stock market or radically change its government, according to a prediction by research analyst firm Gartner, Inc. In a release revealing its top predictions for IT organizations and users for 2011 and beyond, Gartner …

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