Cyber Strategies for a World at War

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An “Horrendous Risk” In Action

Wired tech writer Mat Honan provides heart-stopping but timely insight into what Steve Wozniak’s horrendous cloud risks look like:

In the space of one hour, my entire digital life was destroyed. First my Google account was taken over, then deleted. Next my Twitter account was compromised, and used as a platform to broadcast racist and homophobic messages. And worst of all, my AppleID account was broken into, and my hackers used it to remotely erase all of the data on my iPhone, iPad, and MacBook.

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Wozniak Warns of “Horrendous” Cloud Risks

The Telegraph
August 6, 2012

Wozniak told an audience in Washington DC: “I really worry about everything going into the cloud. I think it’s going to be horrendous. I think there are going to be a lot of horrible problems in the next five years.”

Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs in 1976, was speaking after a performance of The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, a monologue about working conditions at Apple’s Chinese factories.

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"The nature of conflict is changing. The risk of conflict will increase due to diverging interests among major powers, an expanding terror threat, continued instability in weak states, and the spread of lethal, disruptive technologies. Disrupting societies will become more common, with long-range precision weapons, cyber, and robotic systems to target infrastructure from afar, and more accessible technology to create weapons of mass destruction."
 
Global Trends and Key Implications Through 2035 from the National Intelligence Council Quadrennial Report GLOBAL TRENDS: The Paradox of Power

A World at War

The World is at War. It is a world war that is being fought right now, in real time, virtually everywhere on the planet. It is a world war that is, perhaps, more encompassing and global in nature than any other world war in history because, not only is it being fought by nations and their governments, it is also being fought by non-state actors such as terrorists, organized crime, unorganized crime, and many other known and unknown entities. It is a total world war being fought every day on the hidden and dark battle fields of the cyber domain. It is a war that, according to some intelligence estimates, has the potential to be as nearly as serious and as deadly as a nuclear war... [MORE]

 


 


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Author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Against All Enemies, former presidential advisor and counter-terrorism expert Richard A. Clarke sounds a timely and chilling warning about America’s vulnerability in a terrifying new international conflict—Cyber War! Every concerned American should read this startling and explosive book that offers an insider’s view of White House ‘Situation Room’ operations and carries the reader to the frontlines of our cyber defense. Cyber War exposes a virulent threat to our nation’s security. This is no X-Files fantasy or conspiracy theory madness—this is real... [MORE]

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Web applications are the front door to most organizations, exposing them to attacks that may disclose personal information, execute fraudulent transactions, or compromise ordinary users. This practical book has been completely updated and revised to discuss the latest step-by-step techniques for attacking and defending the range of ever-evolving web applications... [MORE]

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“When it comes to what government and business are doing together and separately with personal data scooped up from the ether, Mr. Schneier is as knowledgeable as it gets…. Mr. Schneier’s use of concrete examples of bad behavior with data will make even skeptics queasy and potentially push the already paranoid over the edge.” (Jonathan A. Knee - New York Times)... [MORE]

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    Feature Story: A rust-colored steel column recovered amid the rubble of the World Trade Center after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks has a new home at CIA Headquarters. The column now resides in a solemn memorial, a moving tribute to all those who died in the attacks on that fateful day, and serves as a space for Agency employees to honor the fallen […]
  • CIA Unveils Memorial to Agency K9s
    Blog Post: Earlier this year, the Agency unveiled a new stone monument to honor the dogs who have spent their lives in service to their country. Carved from a roughhewn boulder, the monument features a paw print, the Agency seal, and an imprint of the Security Protective Service badge.
  • A Day in the Life of a Publications Officer
    Feature Story: This is part of our series profiling CIA officers working in occupations not commonly associated with the Agency. We talk with them about their daily challenges and rewards, as well as some exceptional moments. We recently spoke with “Lynn,” a former schoolteacher who uses her keen eye for editing to create the intelligence publications, inclu […]
  • Director Haspel Announces Leadership Team
    Press Release: CIA Director Gina Haspel welcomed three senior officers to the Agency’s leadership team with the arrival of Deputy Director Vaughn Bishop, Chief Operating Officer (COO) Andrew (Andy) Makridis, and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer (CDIO) Sonya Holt.
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    Statement: I am pleased to announce Sonya L. Holt’s selection as the Agency’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer (CDIO). As a veteran officer who served more than three decades at CIA, Ms. Holt brings a wealth of experience and expertise to DIO. She is widely known for putting people first in order to accomplish CIA’s mission and has a proven record track […]

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The Blue Team Handbook is a zero fluff reference guide for cyber security incident responders and InfoSec pros alike. The BTHb includes essential information in a condensed handbook format about the incident response process, how attackers work, common tools, a methodology for network analysis developed over 12 years, Windows and Linux analysis processes, tcpdump usage examples, Snort IDS usage, and numerous other topics... [MORE]

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  • 2018/09/07 DARPA Announces $2 Billion Campaign to Develop Next Wave of AI Technologies September 7, 2018
    Over its 60-year history, DARPA has played a leading role in the creation and advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies that have produced game-changing capabilities for the Department of Defense. Starting in the 1960s, DARPA research shaped the first wave of AI technologies, which focused on handcrafted knowledge, or rule-based systems capabl […]
  • 2018/08/17 Robotic Payload for RSGS Mission Moves to Next Phase of Development August 17, 2018
    DARPA has completed a major review milestone for its Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites, or RSGS, program. Results from a recently completed preliminary design review showed that the robotic payload design – coupled with a spacecraft bus that Space Systems Loral (SSL) is providing through a partnership agreement – is on track to fulfill a multi-y […]
  • 2018/08/09 Restoring Trust in Electronic Documents August 9, 2018
    Today, the expeditious delivery of electronic documents, messages, and other data is relied on for everything from communications to navigation. As the near instantaneous exchange of information has increased in volume, so has the variety of electronic data formats–from images and videos to text and maps. Verifying the trustworthiness and provenance of this […]
  • 2018/07/24 DARPA Selects Teams to Unleash Power of Specialized, Reconfigurable Computing Hardware July 24, 2018
    The general-purpose computer has remained the dominant computing architecture for the last 50 years, driven largely by the relentless pace of Moore's Law-the transistor-scaling that has allowed for a half-century of rapid progress in electronics. As this trajectory shows signs of slowing, however, it has become increasingly more challenging to achieve p […]
  • 2018/07/24 Research Teams Selected to Lower Barriers to Modern System-on-Chip Design Announced July 24, 2018
    A once highly manual process, circuit design has been transformed by the advent of electronic design automation (EDA) tools and modular design methodologies. Despite continuing advances in automation technologies, the demand for increasingly complex System-on-Chip (SoC) platforms has shown no sign of slowing. Today's SoCs incorporate billions of transis […]

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  • Pentagon's new cyber strategy lists Russia, China as biggest threats - Fox News September 18, 2018
    Fox NewsPentagon's new cyber strategy lists Russia, China as biggest threatsFox NewsA summary of the strategy obtained by Fox News said the U.S. has been "engaged in a long-term strategic competition with China and Russia," but also named Iran and North Korea as nations using cyber warfare "to harm U.S. citizens and threaten U.S. ...DoD r […]
  • Cyber Conflict as an Academic Discipline: It's Not All Doom-and-Gloom - Council on Foreign Relations (blog) September 18, 2018
    Council on Foreign Relations (blog)Cyber Conflict as an Academic Discipline: It's Not All Doom-and-GloomCouncil on Foreign Relations (blog)As few weeks ago on Net Politics, Melissa K. Griffith laid out the challenges facing academics who want to study cyber conflict. She highlights the start-up costs young academics face, the scare availability of data, […]
  • Data61 partners with Hensoldt Cyber for defence systems cyber protection - ZDNet September 18, 2018
    ZDNetData61 partners with Hensoldt Cyber for defence systems cyber protectionZDNetData61, the innovation arm of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), has announced a partnership with Germany's Hensoldt Cyber that will focus on defending against cyber attacks. Under the arrangement announced at ...and more »
  • Ottawa launches probe of cyber security - The Globe and Mail September 19, 2018
    The Globe and MailOttawa launches probe of cyber securityThe Globe and MailCanada is conducting a national security analysis to minimize cyberthreats to the country from equipment made by foreign telecommunications companies, including China's Huawei – a study that has gained importance since the United States and Australia ...and more »
  • Next 12 months could see more cyber-related losses, survey finds - PropertyCasualty360 September 19, 2018
    PropertyCasualty360Next 12 months could see more cyber-related losses, survey findsPropertyCasualty360Insurance companies are expecting cyber-related losses across all business lines over the next 12 months, driven by increasing reliance on technology and high-profile cyber attacks, according to the annual Silent Cyber Risk Outlook global survey from ...and […]
  • A CTO guide: standout technology predictions for the cyber security space - Information Age September 19, 2018
    Information AgeA CTO guide: standout technology predictions for the cyber security spaceInformation AgeHowever, cloud technology can counteract cyber threats, be it by, unifying security policy management across the hybrid enterprise cloud environment or automate security policies. Wool added: “To some extent, I also think that IoT is significant but ...
  • Symantec to Provide Free Cyber Protection Ahead of Elections - Zacks.com September 19, 2018
    Symantec to Provide Free Cyber Protection Ahead of ElectionsZacks.comWith the mid-term elections knocking at the door, the need for tighter cyber security has increased to prevent any tampering activities. Symantec's free service will enable political candidates and campaigns to examine the security and authenticity of ...and more »
  • New cyber security centre to boost Asean's capabilities - The Straits Times September 18, 2018
    The Straits TimesNew cyber security centre to boost Asean's capabilitiesThe Straits TimesWith cyber attacks mounting, Singapore is expanding its programme to deepen Asean's cyber capabilities and enhance the region's ability to respond to emerging global cyberthreats. Announcing this yesterday at the opening of the third annual Singapore ...an […]
  • Cyber harassment advocate to discuss sexting, 'revenge porn' in MetroWest - MetroWest Daily News September 19, 2018
    Cyber harassment advocate to discuss sexting, 'revenge porn' in MetroWestMetroWest Daily NewsFRAMINGHAM — An advocate for tougher laws against online harassment will share her personal story and offer recommendations for making teens and adults safer online during a pair of appearances in the region this week. Darieth Chisolm, an author, life ...an […]
  • Realtors: Beware of cyber scams targeting home buyers - Chron.com September 19, 2018
    Chron.comRealtors: Beware of cyber scams targeting home buyersChron.comHouston real estate agents are reporting an uptick in wire fraud targeting home buyers, the Houston Association of Realtors said this week. "FBI statistics show a record number of reported wire fraud victims across the U.S. in May 2018," the realty ...and more »

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In this New York Times bestselling investigation, Ted Koppel reveals that a major cyberattack on America’s power grid is not only possible but likely, that it would be devastating, and that the United States is shockingly unprepared... [MORE]


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As cyber-attacks dominate front-page news, as hackers join terrorists on the list of global threats, and as top generals warn of a coming cyber war, few books are more timely and enlightening than Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War, by Slate columnist and Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Fred Kaplan... [MORE]


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Now in development for film by 20th Century Fox, award-winning CyberStorm depicts, in realistic and sometimes terrifying detail, what a full scale cyber attack against present-day New York City might look like from the perspective of one family trying to survive it... [MORE]