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

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.

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.

The US & Russia: Cyber-cooperation against common foes

Summary: Two experts, Emilio Iasiello (cybersecurity) and Matt Epstein (Russia) analyze a rare bit of good news about global security. Despite the powerful political forces in both nations benefiting from the revived cold war, Obama and Putin have sought common cause in the face of the great 21st century challenge of cybersecurity. Note the bias. … Continue reading The US & Russia: Cyber-cooperation against common foes

China is buying U.S. Companies. What secrets do they get?

Summary: Cybersecurity expert Emilio Iasiello discusses China's acquisition of America's knowledge, technology, and skills by acquiring America's companies. Chinese Acquisition of U.S. Companies: Sometimes a Cigar May Just Be a Cigar By Emilio Iasiello Posted at Dead Drop (of the LookingGlass Cyber Threat Intelligence Group) 7March 2016. Posted with his gracious permission. Since 2012, there … Continue reading China is buying U.S. Companies. What secrets do they get?