Tag Archives: cyber warfare

Air Force Official: Yes to Retaliation in Cyberspace

The Air Force’s top officer is a proponent of taking an offensive stance and attacking foreign-based computer systems if the strikes support the overall cyber mission. Air Force Times reported that in a speech last week, Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz spoke to the defense industry about the question …

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SPAWAR Officer: US Navy Lacks Tools to Nab Cyber Crooks

Detecting cyber threats against the Defense Department networks and deleting them from military systems remains problematic because program managers cannot acquire tools and infrastructure fast enough, says a program manager at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center. “The adversary reacts in days and hours. Today, we react in years,” …

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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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Lynn: Cyber Has Become Latest Domain of Warfare

With the standup of the U.S. Cyber Command in May and last week’s agreement between the departments of defense and homeland security to collaborate to boost cybersecurity, DoD is ready to add cyberspace to sea, land, air and space as the latest domain of warfare, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. …

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Let the Cyber-War Games Begin: DHS Kicks Off Cyber Storm III to Test Internet Preparedness

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano yesterday announced the launch of Cyber Storm III—a three-day long, DHS-sponsored drill that aims to examine the nation’s response capabilities in the event of a cyber attack. “Securing America’s cyber infrastructure requires close coordination with our federal, state, international and private-sector partners,” Napolitano …

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Global Cyber War Could Be 'Worse Than a Tsunami'

International cyberwar would be “worse than a tsunami” and should be avoided by a global cybersecurity peace treaty, said the head of the International Telecommunications Union Hamadoun Touré. Touré, who serves as secretary-general of the U.N. agency, has targeted cybersecurity issues in his electoral pledges. Speaking in London yesterday, he …

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Pakistan Lacks Laws to Combat Cyber Terrorism

Pakistan currently has no law to combat cyber terrorism as the Prevention of Electronic Crime Ordinance introduced in February 2009 is no more functional after completing its constitutional life, according to a senior official at the Pakistani government. The official who serves at the Federal Law Enforcement Agency said the …

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