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NSA chief ripped by Congress for cyberwar process he doesn't control

by Chris Bing • 3 weeks ago

Neither President Donald Trump nor Secretary of Defense James Mattis has specifically directed Adm. Mike Rogers to “disrupt Russian cyberthreats where they originate."

The reason a recent international cyber exercise was so unique

by Shaun Waterman • 3 weeks ago

The exercise allowed operators inside simulated civilian networks that illustrate the difficulties that dog cyberwarfare operations in real life.

Microsoft's Smith adds 'cyber Red Cross' to his 'digital Geneva Convention' call

by Shaun Waterman • 4 months ago

Microsoft President Brad Smith renewed his call for a "digital Geneva convention," adding a new wrinkle: the suggestion that the world's IT companies and their cyber first responders should be recognized as kind of "tech Red Cross" — neutral players who should remain unmolested by combatants on the cyber-battlefield.

Definitions for cyberwar terms sought by House lawmakers

by Shaun Waterman • 1 year ago

The resolution reflects the thinking of many experts who say the U.S. needs to be more candid about its "red lines" in cyberspace and other elements of its strategic thinking about cybersecurity.

U.S. can respond to cyberattacks without showing proof first, legal expert says

by Shaun Waterman • 1 year ago

International law says governments who've been cyberattacked don't have to reveal the evidence underlying the response they choose.

Report: 'destructive' malware knocks out Saudi Arabian computer networks

by Chris Bing • 1 year ago

A new variant of malware based on a powerful computer virus named Shamoon — used to disrupt computers operated by Saudi Aramco and other energy companies in 2012 — has appeared in the wild, researchers say. Multiple private and pubic organizations in Saudi Arabia recently became the target of this mutated virus, according to Bloomberg News.

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