Exposing the farcical claims about Russian hacking of the election

Putin - cyberwarrior

Summary: As the hysteria builds about Russia's "hacking" the presidential election by revealing hidden truths, the factual basis of the story continues to erode. The episode displays the symbiotic farce of American politics and journalism, and their decay. Here's another summary of the story, and the overwhelming rebuttal evidence. “Mr. President, if that’s what you … Continue reading Exposing the farcical claims about Russian hacking of the election

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We’ve attacked yet another nation. How long until somebody hits back?

Summary: We feel big and bold, waging one-sided cyber attacks on other nations.  Without warning. Shredding US and international law, including UN treaties signed and approved by the Senate. We are creating the precedents for this new form of war. Eventually we will become a target, vulnerable because of our extraordinary reliance on high-tech system. Probably … Continue reading We’ve attacked yet another nation. How long until somebody hits back?

About Advanced Persistent Threats, a new frontier of cybercrime

Summary: While America marvels at the festival of trivia and miscellany that was Campaign 2016, we had the breakout year for cybercrime. It gets headlines, mostly about delusional stories which the media credulously accept (e.g., the March 2014 OPM hack was "a decisive instrument of warfare."). Here is another in a series about this new form of … Continue reading About Advanced Persistent Threats, a new frontier of cybercrime

Stratfor looks back at 2016, the breakout year for cybercrime

Summary:The media and military experts thrill to news about the A-10 and the latest nuclear submarine. Meanwhile new tools for cybercrime and cyberwar reshape the world. The FM website has covered these stories, puncturing the myths that fit them into a useful narrative for governments. Here Stratfor summarizes the events of 2016, the breakout year … Continue reading Stratfor looks back at 2016, the breakout year for cybercrime

The Internet of Things attacks. If we don’t do better, we will get hurt.

Summary: While America chattered about the soundbites and lies, one of the largest cyberattacks in history took place. Cybersecurity expert Emilio Iasiello discusses what happened and what it means. As so often happens, the big stories often get lost amidst the flotsam and jetsam of the news. Watch the evolution of a historic attack on … Continue reading The Internet of Things attacks. If we don’t do better, we will get hurt.

Hidden but important truths from the presidential debate

Summary: The last debate was mostly chaff, like the campaign mostly entertaining demonstrations of the obvious. But there were moments revealing deep truths about our government and us. They were, of course, ignored. Here is the story of one such moment, a statement by Hillary Clinton that is rich with useful insights -- if we … Continue reading Hidden but important truths from the presidential debate

U.S. Cyber Command Attacks ISIS. Slow Progress. Few Results.

Summary: Our war with ISIS is almost invisible to Americans. Only lightly reported by the press, visible mostly in the domestic terrorism it inspires. Even less visible is our cyberwar with ISIS. One of the most active fronts of the war, it is a harbinger of future conflicts. Here Emilio Iasiello briefs us on the … Continue reading U.S. Cyber Command Attacks ISIS. Slow Progress. Few Results.