Cyber Strategies for a World at War


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From the streets to The Street — TechCrunch

The past several months have brought a string of terror attacks and violent incidents, which not only claim lives but cause worldwide feelings of fear and vulnerability. It seems that groups of terrorists like ISIS can strike when and where they want. As the authorities ramp up surveillance, such attackers simply adapt and change their tactics. They have learned to be patient and to leave few traces.

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Michael Hayden on Apple’s fight with FBI



An unprecedented high-level master narrative of America’s intelligence wars, from the only person ever to helm both CIA and NSA, at a time of heinous new threats and wrenching change… [MORE]

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Cyber review underway

The White House Blog
March 2, 2009

John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, passed along this update about the ongoing review of our nation’s communications and information infrastructure.

In response to President Obama’s direction, the National Security Council and Homeland Security Council are presently conducting a 60-day review of the plans, programs, and activities underway throughout the government that address our communications and information infrastructure (i.e., cyberspace). The purpose of the review is to develop a strategic framework to ensure that our initiatives in this area are appropriately integrated, resourced and coordinated both within the Executive Branch and with Congress and the private sector.

Our nation’s security and economic prosperity depend on the security, stability, and integrity of communications and information infrastructure that are largely privately-owned and globally-operated. Safeguarding these important interests will require balanced decision making that integrates and harmonizes our national and economic security objectives with enduring respect for the rule of law. Guided by this principle, the review will build upon existing policies and structures to formulate a new vision for a national public-private partnership and an action plan to: enhance economic prosperity and facilitate market leadership for the U.S. information and communications industry; deter, prevent, detect, defend against, respond to, and remediate disruptions and damage to U.S. communications and information infrastructure; ensure U.S. capabilities to operate in cyberspace in support of national goals; and safeguard the privacy rights and civil liberties of our citizens.

The review will be completed by the end of April 2009. At that time, the review team will present its recommendations to the President regarding an optimal White House organizational construct to address issues related to U.S. and global information and communications infrastructure and capabilities. The recommendations also will include an action plan on identifying and prioritizing further work in this area.

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Cyber security tops 2009 agenda for Lockheed and the public sector

By JD Kathuria
January 13th, 2009
ExecutiveBiz Blog

Top defense company Lockheed Martin is taking aim to capture a market share in what is projected to be an $11 billion market for cyber security in the next four years. In 2009 cyber security is expected to be at the top of the agenda for the federal government and major defense companies. By reorganizing existing capabilities in information security assurance Lockheed Martin continues to remain one step ahead of hackers and intruders in order to best serve its government clients.

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New Way of War

Cyber Attacks Likely in Any Military Conflict: Reports
By william matthews
Published: 26 October 2008

Cyber attacks like those that accompanied the Russian invasion of Georgia in August are likely to accompany almost any traditional military action in the future, security experts warn in a report on cyber threats published by Georgia Tech University, based in Atlanta.

And even in the absence of overt military action, the United States is expected to be the target. Cyber attacks will “play a more shadowy role in attempts by antagonist nations to subvert the U.S. economy and infrastructure,” the Georgia Tech Information Security Center warns in its “Emerging Cyber Threats Report for 2009.”

Meanwhile, a team of investigators probing cyber attacks on the Caucasian country of Georgia concluded that “nationalistic hackers” in Russia carried out the attacks. Despite suspicion that the Russian government was involved in the attacks, the team reported that so far, it has been unable to link the hackers’ activity directly to the Russian military or other government agencies.

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A World at War

The world is transforming right before our eyes. Yet, perhaps calling what is happening a transformation is an understatement. A more accurate description may be that the world is undergoing a massive reality shift. Markets are collapsing as tempers rise and then erupt into fevered protests. Ice caps are melting as economies freeze up. The Middle East more and more is becoming the center of everyone’s violent attention. And there is so much more, so many shifts in reality happening all at once that we are barely even noticing, or perhaps we are neglecting to notice, the biggest shift in reality of them all: that a truly global and deadly war has begun.

We are aware, of course, of the many wars and conflicts that are forever being covered in the news: the longstanding war on terror, we see the isolated conflicts and flare ups in places like Africa and South America, the infinite destruction between Israel and Palestine, and we have accepted the fact that some day some where a weapon of mass destruction will be unleashed on an unsuspecting and unprepared population; however, we so not seem to be completely aware of the total global war that is being fought relentlessly on the cyber battle fields that are all converging on the Internet.

The world is truly at war and it is the mission of this site to focus as much attention as possible on the reality and on the of consequences of this war.

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Global Trends

"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]




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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Hackers are always pushing the boundaries, investigating the unknown, and evolving their art. Even if you don't already know how to program, Hacking: The Art of Exploitation, 2nd Edition will give you a complete picture of programming, machine architecture, network communications, and existing hacking techniques. Combine this knowledge with the included Linux environment, and all you need is your own creativity... [MORE]


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]



“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]


  • Happy Pi Day!
    Blog Post: CIA’s Birthday (September 18, 1947) appears in Pi. The sequence, 09181947, starts at the 67,585,570th digit and only appears once in the first 200 million digits of Pi.
  • CIA Chief Operating Officer Speaks to Annuitants at CIRA Event
    Blog Post: On Wednesday, March 7, CIA Chief Operating Officer (COO) Brian Bulatao addressed a very special audience of former CIA officers. The Central Intelligence Retiree Association (CIRA) hosted its quarterly luncheon, attended by more than 150 Agency retirees who were eager to meet Bulatao, the man who came to CIA with both a military and business backg […]
  • Remembering CIA’s Heroes: Helge Boes
    Feature Story: Helge Philipp Boes was with the Central Intelligence Agency a short time, but his entire life seemed to have pointed him towards the sense of purpose he found working for the Agency. Helge's talent, tenacity, and presence of mind under fire earned him the respect of those far senior to him in experience. On February 5, 2003, Helge – a spe […]
  • The Women Who Lived at CIA
    Feature Story: Margaret Scattergood and Florence Thorne purchased a rural farm house on 20 acres of land in 1933. Neither woman could have predicted that within 30 years of purchase, their home would be enclosed on CIA property, behind its protective barriers, while hundreds of CIA officers came to work just a stones’ throw away.
  • OSS Creates First CI Division
    Feature Story: On March 1, 1943, OSS Director William “Wild Bill” Donovan created the Counterintelligence Division in the Secret Intelligence Branch—the first centralized, national-level counterintelligence office in US intelligence history, and the predecessor of the CIA’s Counterintelligence Mission Center.


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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  • 2018/03/16 Nonsurgical Neural Interfaces Could Significantly Expand Use of Neurotechnology March 16, 2018
    Over the past two decades, the international biomedical research community has demonstrated increasingly sophisticated ways to allow a person's brain to communicate with a device, allowing breakthroughs aimed at improving quality of life, such as access to computers and the internet, and more recently control of a prosthetic limb. DARPA has been at the […]
  • 2018/03/14 Making Gray-Zone Activity more Black and White March 14, 2018
    An emergent type of conflict in recent years has been coined "gray zone," because it sits in a nebulous area between peace and conventional warfare. Gray-zone action is not openly declared or defined, it's slower, and is prosecuted more subtly-using social, psychological, religious, information, cyber and other means to achieve physical or cog […]
  • 2018/03/01 Slowing Biological Time to Extend the Golden Hour for Lifesaving Treatment March 1, 2018
    When a Service member suffers a traumatic injury or acute infection, the time from event to first medical treatment is usually the single most significant factor in determining the outcome between saving a life or not. First responders must act as quickly as possible, first to ensure a patient's sheer survival and then to prevent permanent disability. T […]
  • 2018/02/22 DARPA Names Researchers Working to Halt Outbreaks in 60 Days or Less February 22, 2018
    The increasing threat of infectious diseases is intensifying the need for breakthrough technologies and capabilities to protect first responders and equip them with therapeutics that can halt the impact of infectious agents. Current approaches for recent public health emergencies due to infectious diseases have not produced effective preventive or therapeuti […]
  • 2018/02/20 DARPA Seeks to Expand Real-Time Radiological Threat Detection to Include Other Dangers February 20, 2018
    Advanced commercially available technologies-such as additive manufacturing (3-D printing), small-scale chemical reactors for pharmaceuticals, and CRISPR gene-manipulation tools-have opened wide access to scientific exploration and discovery. In the hands of terrorists and rogue nation states, however, these capabilities could be misused to concoct chemical, […]


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  • Atlanta officials warn cyber attack may compromise sensitive data - MyAJC March 22, 2018
    MyAJCAtlanta officials warn cyber attack may compromise sensitive dataMyAJCCity of Atlanta officials are struggling to determine how much sensitive information may have been compromised in a Thursday cyber attack. They urged employees to check their bank accounts to make sure their financial information had not been accessed ...Cyber attack hits Atlanta comp […]
  • Senators introduced revised version of election cyber bill - The Hill March 22, 2018
    The HillSenators introduced revised version of election cyber billThe HillSpecifically, the bill aims to streamline information sharing between federal and state election officials, revise the delivery of security clearances to state officials to allow them to view sensitive cyber threat information related to elections and ...
  • Mitigating Personal Cyber Risk - CSO Online March 22, 2018
    Mitigating Personal Cyber RiskCSO OnlineThe biggest security challenge facing individuals and businesses today isn't scale. It's hyperconnectivity. The various devices and applications being used in homes or at organizations have now become so intertwined that it's hard to keep them separate ...
  • ISO Says Cyber Insurance Program Now Available in 42 States - Insurance Journal March 22, 2018
    Insurance JournalISO Says Cyber Insurance Program Now Available in 42 StatesInsurance Journal“Cyber insurance needs can vary significantly by both the industry and the size of the business,” said Prashant Pai, vice president of cyber offerings at Verisk. “The program we've introduced provides insurers with versatile tools to help meet the wide ...
  • West Virginia National Guard diversifies labor force with cyber initiatives - United States Army (press release) March 22, 2018
    United States Army (press release)West Virginia National Guard diversifies labor force with cyber initiativesUnited States Army (press release)CHARLESTON, W. Va. - The West Virginia National Guard is pressing forward with out-of-the-box strategies to develop and build a cyber-trained work force able to be utilized by both the National Guard and civilian sect […]
  • 5 universities partner to combat cyber security threats - NTV March 23, 2018
    NTV5 universities partner to combat cyber security threatsNTVIndiana University, Northwestern University, Purdue University, Rutgers University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln announced on Wednesday the launch of OmniSO, a sector-based cyber security operations center that provides cyber intelligence to ...and more »
  • Looking for a New Gig? How About Cyber Crime Spy School? - PCMag March 22, 2018
    PCMagLooking for a New Gig? How About Cyber Crime Spy School?PCMagGraduates of the University of Southern California's computer and digital forensics degree program have nabbed jobs in cyber threat intelligence at Sony Pictures, incident response at Cylance, cyber intel at Lockheed Martin, and other covert or highly ...and more »
  • The theft of tea leaves and the evolution of cyber espionage ... - CSO - CSO Online March 22, 2018
    CSO OnlineThe theft of tea leaves and the evolution of cyber espionage ... - CSOCSO OnlineAll companies, big and small, are trying to figure out how to secure important data — the trade secrets. Lucky for us, it might come down to something as simple as being human.and more »
  • Why the U.S. Should Switch from Cyber-Deterrence to Playing ... - Foreign Affairs March 22, 2018
    Foreign AffairsWhy the U.S. Should Switch from Cyber-Deterrence to Playing ...Foreign AffairsIn cyberwarfare, Washington should recognize that the best defense is a good offense.Diplomats, 'Net greybeards work to disarm USA, China and Russia's ...The Registerall 2 news articles »
  • Panel Calls for Tougher Response to Russian Cyber Tampering - USNI News March 20, 2018
    USNI NewsPanel Calls for Tougher Response to Russian Cyber TamperingUSNI NewsThe United States, its allies and partners need to make clear to President Vladimir Putin and those who support them there is a price to pay for tampering in other nations' political and social affairs and their harboring cyber criminals inside Russia ...and more »


RSS Cyber War News (Bing)

  • Looking for a New Gig? How About Cyber Crime Spy School? March 22, 2018
    Graduates of the University of Southern California's computer and digital forensics degree program have nabbed jobs in cyber threat intelligence at Sony Pictures, incident response at Cylance, cyber intel at Lockheed Martin, and other covert or highly ...
  • US anti-terror training abroad includes K-9, cyber security March 20, 2018
    AMMAN, Jordan – A German shepherd sniffed suitcases in an airport inspection drill, excitedly pausing near one bag from which a handler then pulled a satchel with plastic explosives. The exercise at the compound of the Jordanian police canine unit ...
  • U.S. spending bill to boost border and cyber security: source March 21, 2018
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress’ massive federal government spending deal includes $1.6 billion in new border security and millions of dollars in additional funding for the FBI and states to secure upcoming U.S. elections and fight Russian hacking, a ...
  • Bridging the cyber skills gap with automation March 22, 2018
    As we know all too well, cybersecurity is a field suffering from a staggering talent shortage. In fact, the Capgemini Digital Transformation Institute recently issued a report titled, “Cybersecurity Talent: The Big Gap in Cyber Protection,” which found ...
  • Senators introduced revised version of election cyber bill March 22, 2018
    A bipartisan group of senators on Thursday unveiled revised legislation to secure U.S. voting systems from cyberattack. The bill, originally introduced in December, retains its original tenets, including authorizing grants for states to replace outdated ...
  • U.S. spending bill to provide $380 million for election cyber security: sources March 22, 2018
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawmakers have included nearly $400 million in a massive federal government spending bill to help safeguard U.S. voting systems from cyber attacks, three sources familiar with negotiations said on Wednesday. The spending package ...
  • Learn details of the cyber security market is valued at USD 136 billion as on 2017 March 22, 2018
    The increasing frequency of cyber-crimes along with mandates to regulatory compliances, and development of new applications such as internet of things (IOT), cloud, mobility, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) are some of the major factors contributing towards the ...
  • Dave Wajsgras: Under the radar, reimagining cyber March 22, 2018
    Raytheon is best known as a defense contractor. In the federal IT space, however, the firm has a low profile that belies its massive role. Dave Wajsgras is working to change that. “We’re known as the largest missile maker in the world,” he told FCW.
  • XM Cyber Launches Automated APT Simulation Platform to Detect Threats March 20, 2018
    The startup led by veterans of Israel's intelligence community emerges from stealth with a cyber-security platform that aims to detect advanced persistent threats. The best hackers are able to stay hidden in a system, looking like legitimate users, and it ...
  • West Virginia National Guard diversifies labor force with cyber initiatives March 22, 2018
    CHARLESTON, W. Va. - The West Virginia National Guard is pressing forward with out-of-the-box strategies to develop and build a cyber-trained work force able to be utilized by both the National Guard and civilian sector in areas such as vulnerability ...


RSS Cyber Tag (Icerocket)

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  • Infographic: Top Contenders for Amazon HQ2 March 20, 2018
    The race is on. Once Amazon announced that they were looking for a city to build a second headquarters (HQ2) in North America, more than 200 municipalities in Canada, Mexico, and…Read More >>>
  • How Gen Z is Changing Companies’ Marketing Plans March 18, 2018
    It seems like every day I read another article about how Millennials are killing another industry. But Millennials are in their late 20’s and early 30’s, and they are no…Read More >>>
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    While search engine optimization (SEO) and PR have been buddies for a while now, never have they been so reliant on each other. We're now moving into an era of…Read More >>>
  • 5 of the Best University Social Feeds March 15, 2018
    It's no secret that social media has become younger generations' primary form of communication. From communicating with friends and family to keeping up with the latest news, social platforms serve…Read More >>>


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