Tag Archives: Cyberwarfare

Nathaniel Fick: Encourage Innovation to Secure Military Systems From Cyberwarfare

Nathaniel Fick, chief executive of software and security solutions company Endgame, agrees with U.S. military officials and other cyber industry leaders that with the continued use of ever-evolving information and communications technology comes the threat of cyberwarfare, the Army News Service reported Monday. Fick and colleagues highlighted this vulnerability during …

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Chinese Cyberwarfare Capabilities Under Observation

An annual Department of Defense report on Chinese military activies, released Aug. 24, warns that China’s cyberwarfare capabilities are growing.  The release of this report coincided with reports that the Chinese military may have acknowledged enabling cyber attacks in a documentary broadcast on state television. An official broadcast on China Central …

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Obama Signs Orders Detailing Cyberwar Guidelines

President Barack Obama has signed executive orders that spell out to what extent military commanders worldwide can use cyber attacks and other web-based operations against adversaries, The Associated Press reports. Signed more than a month ago, the orders outline some of the cyber capabilities — including planting a virus or …

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China: We Must Accelerate Steps to Make a Strong Cyber Army

China must enhance its cyberwarfare capabilities to counter a Pentagon push, the country’s top military newspaper said yesterday, following allegations that Beijing may be behind a series of cyber attacks on Lockheed Martin and other defense contractors, Reuters reports. Countering the accusations against China, a report published in the official …

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Pentagon Deems Cyber Attack an Act of Warfare

The Pentagon has concluded that cyber attacks by foreign hackers can be classified as an act of war, The Wall Street Journal reports. Citing three officials who had seen the Pentagon’s soon-to-be-released cyber strategy, WSJ said the plan would maintain that the current international rules of armed conflict are relevant …

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Cyberwarfare: Disappointment or Opportunity?

Forbes pulled the rug out from under cyber contractors this week with an op-ed speculating cyberwarfare will prove to be a financial disappointment. The article makes some convincing points, but many contractors are banking on author Loren Thompson of Lexington Institute on being wrong. The crux of the problem seems …

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Cyber Warfare Creates New Opportunities in Middle East

The United States and the United Kingdom have had much-publicized increases in cybersecurity. Other nations are also following suit, particularly in the Middle East. The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are increasing the amount of funds available to strengthen their cybersecurity. “It is a dynamic place to watch,” said …

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Air Force Adds Cyber Training to Curriculum

The U.S. Air Force will be teaching the basics in cyberwarfare to new recruits and add more advanced cybersecurity schooling to its curriculum, The Associated Press reports. According to Four-Star Gen. Robert Kehler, the cyberwarfare part of basic training would be short and would cover only the fundamentals such as …

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Ammunition in the Digital Age

The Sunday Times reports the director of Mossad, Israel’s overseas intelligence service, has assured Benjamin Netanyahu, its prime minister, that Saudi Arabia would allow Israeli jets to fly over the kingdom during any future raid on Iran’s nuclear sites, based on secret talks with Saudi officials in 2002 to discuss …

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