The New Face Of War: Security In The Age Of Cyberwarfare

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One of the greatest national security threats the United States faces today is the one we are least prepared for: cyberwarfare. As demonstrated by the “WannaCry” cyberattack launched on May 12, 2017, no system is invulnerable to cyberattacks. While the United States government has responded to these attacks via executive…


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North Korean hackers with links to Kim Jong-un are targeting US defence contractors, report suggests

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North Korean hackers with links to Kim Jong-un could be launching a secret cyber attack against the US, according to security experts. Best known for the WannaCry ransomware attack, the illusive espionage group dubbed Lazarus Group now appears to be trying to access huge amounts of military information. They have…


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The Hacking Wars Are Going to Get Much Worse

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Reports this month that the United Arab Emirates orchestrated the hacking of a Qatari news agency, helping to incite a crisis in the Middle East, are as unsurprising as they are unwelcome. For years, countries — in particular Russia — have used cyberattacks and the dissemination of disinformation through social…


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Fighting Back: U.S. Options for Cyberattacks

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In the wake of the recent WannaCry and Petya ransomware attacks, cyber warfare has once again made mainstream news headlines. With cyberattacks becoming increasingly common, it becomes important to understand the options the United States has in dealing with these kinds of attacks. Petya, though in many ways similar to…


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US plans to beef up Cyber Command, separate cyberwar operations from NSA

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The White House will soon announce its decision to strengthen the United States Cyber Command and separate cyber war operations from intelligence functions, according to insider reports. For many decades, the National Security Agency has been in charge of protecting America’s cyber network and combating online threats. But in 2009,…


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AI COULD REVOLUTIONIZE WAR AS MUCH AS NUKES

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IN 1899, THE world’s most powerful nations signed a treaty at The Hague that banned military use of aircraft, fearing the emerging technology’s destructive power. Five years later the moratorium was allowed to expire, and before long aircraft were helping to enable the slaughter of World War I. “Some technologies…


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Spying or Cyber War? How to Tell the Difference

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The idea of a hostile country hijacking computers deep inside the United States sounds frightening. But is it really so different from what countries—including the U.S.—have always done in the name of espionage? That was a question posed to Gen. Keith Alexander, a former director of the NSA, at Fortune’s…


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US cyber expert warns world is losing war against hackers

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Governments and businesses globally need to rethink the ways they deal with cyberattacks because what they are doing today is “manifestly not working,” Michael Daniel, a former cybersecurity adviser to US President Barak Obama told The Times of Israel on the sidelines of a cyber conference in Tel Aviv this…


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HOW READY ARE WE IN OPPOSITION TO THE DANGERS OF CYBER WAR?

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THE technological breakthroughs of our twenty-first century have unfolded huge alternatives for untold wealth. But they’ve additionally unleashed new dangers for people, companies and international locations. To all intents and functions, the wars of the long run is probably not fought with armoured tanks, bomber airplane and heavy artillery; somewhat,…


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India-Pak cyber war is no longer funny

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By Tuesday evening, several Indian websites had been hacked by a group called Pakistan Haxors Crew, who claimed that the attack was a payback for hacking websites in Pakistan, including the Pakistani Railways website. On Tuesday, the websites of Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), IIT Varanasi, Aligarh Muslim…


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Manufacturers spending big in automotive cyber war

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A Wikileaks exposé revealed the Agency’s plans to take remote control of targeted vehicles, adding fuel to a fiery discussion about connected car vulnerability, and vindicating a multi-billion- dollar investment into cyber security by Mercedes-Benz. “I would only be exaggerating a little bit when I say that 90 percent of…


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To win the cybersecurity war, we need to teach kids how to hack

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If you ask kids right now what they want to be when they grow up, you probably won’t hear “hacker.” But hackers are absolutely essential to protecting cyberspace from computer criminals. We need to teach kids how to hack. Hackers are computer security experts who want to make systems more…


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Under Threat, France Grooms Army Hackers for Cyberwarfare

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Huddled around their computers, two dozen French 20-somethings have been typing away feverishly for seven hours. Their objective is clear. Eliminate a virus crippling the systems of a government environmental agency. “Mission accomplished! They have done what they were asked to do. Analyze, identify and then develop a code that…


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Congress addresses cyberwar on small business: 14 million hacked over last 12 months

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A bill making its way through the U.S. Senate proposes to do what cybersecurity experts say is long overdue: Create a set of resources and guidelines small businesses can use to protect themselves from a steadily increasing number of cyberattacks. If passed, the Main Street Cybersecurity Act, introduced at the…


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Under threat, France grooms army hackers for cyberwarfare

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Huddled around their computers, two dozen French 20-somethings have been typing away feverishly for seven hours. Their objective is clear. Eliminate a virus crippling the systems of a government environmental agency. “Mission accomplished! They have done what they were asked to do. Analyse, identify and then develop a code that…


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The New Handbook For Cyberwar Is Being Written By Russia

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“It’s not that the Russians are doing something others can’t do,” a US intelligence officer said. “It’s that Russian hackers are willing to go there, to experiment and carry out attacks that others countries would back away from.” It was just before midnight on Dec. 17, 2016, when most of…


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Why Our Nuclear Weapons Can Be Hacked

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It is tempting for the United States to exploit its superiority in cyberwarfare to hobble the nuclear forces of North Korea or other opponents. As a new form of missile defense, cyberwarfare seems to offer the possibility of preventing nuclear strikes without the firing of a single nuclear warhead. But…


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Smart machines v hackers: How cyber warfare is escalating

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There is a gaping hole in the digital defences that companies use to keep out cyber thieves. The hole is the global shortage of skilled staff that keeps security hardware running, analyses threats and kicks out intruders. Currently, the global security industry is lacking about one million trained workers, suggests…


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The US has been conducting a secret cyberwar against North Korea’s nukes — with surprising results

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A recent New York Times report uncovered a secret operation to derail North Korea’s nuclear-missile program that has been raging for three years. Essentially, the report attributes North Korea’s high rate of failure with Russian-designed missiles to US meddling in the country’s missile software and networks. Though North Korea’s missile…


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What will the cyberwars of the future look like?

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In he dead of winter, the electricity goes out. Not just in your town, but in many small towns nearby. After a few hours, power returns — but not everywhere. In some places it’s out for days. Hospitals struggle to keep generators running to treat hypothermia sufferers; emergency lines are…


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