Emilio Iasiello

We Must Stop The Race to Attribution After Each Cyberattack

Summary: Cybersecurity expert Emilio Iasiello discusses one of the key issues in cybersecurity — how do we determine who attacked us? Each attack brings forth rapid declarations by the government that the attacker is one of their favorite foes. Should we believe them? The Race to Attribution Needs to Stop By Emilio Iasiello Posted at …

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Complacency in Cyberspace May Be Our Biggest Vulnerability

Summary: Cybersecurity expert Emilio Iasiello warns that American institutions remain complacent despite the increasing volume of attacks. We have a “cult of the offense”; previous posts have described its weakness. The resulting laxity in defense exposes companies and government to even more serious intrusions than those so far. Complacency in Cyberspace May Be Our Biggest …

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About Anonymous – an emerging cyberpower

Summary: Our defense experts obsess over obsolete weapons while non-state groups perfect 4GW and cyberwar, one reason their forecasts for our wars are so often wrong. Unlike supercarriers and stealth fighters, these new forces will shape the 21st century. This post by cybersecurity expert Emilio Iasiello looks at Anonymous, a growing cyber-power. “Anonymous” – Balancing …

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Is the best defense a strong offense in cybersecurity?

Summary: The US government appears to assume that — as with nuclear war — “the best defense is a strong offense” Cybersecurity expert Emilio Iasiello asks if this makes sense with cybersecurity, given the difficulty of identifying the attacker (attribution) and striking back at them (often amorphous non-state actors). Complacency in Cyberspace May Be Our Biggest …

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Debunking the hysteria about cyberterrorism. Some sensible advice.

Summary:  Cybersecurity expert Emilio Iasiello contrasts the warnings that flood the news about cyberthreats with their mundane reality.  {First of two posts today.} Everything’s “Big” When It Comes To Cyberterrorism. It Shouldn’t Be. By Emilio Iasiello from DarkMatters, 2 December 2015 Posted with his gracious permission. In the aftermath of the Paris terrorist attacks, there …

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