Items Tagged with "Cyber Warfare"
November 29, 2011 Added by:Don Eijndhoven
The problem of Attribution: Not knowing who will attack, is attacking or has attacked you complicates the situation considerably. It makes all action and reaction susceptible to a fair margin of error and so any response should be carefully considered before execution...
November 15, 2011 Added by:Headlines
"The manual is meant to address all the legal issues under a framework of both international use-of-force law and international humanitarian law... it examines related problems such as sovereignty, state responsibility and neutrality... [and] especially those regarding retaliation..."
November 08, 2011 Added by:Don Eijndhoven
People ask what the impact may be from cyber warfare, and this is a valid question. However, it should not be confused with political and/or military motive. War is, as Clausewitz said, the continuation of policy through other means, and that is what cyber is, another means...
November 08, 2011 Added by:Dan Dieterle
Much hype has been heard in the media about cyber war but most of the instances cited so far point more to espionage or even at the most extreme case, sabotage. The comparison to “war” really hasn’t been justified. But what if a drone based virus could change friend to a foe?
November 03, 2011 Added by:Dan Dieterle
Granted you would be coming in through a firewall to attack a computer, but is it really any different than attacking it through radar waves? Especially if the results would be the same, or very similar? If this is true, then is cyber warfare really any different from Electronic Warfare?
October 13, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin
With the advent of the “smart” grid, this might in fact make it easier to have a larger percentage of failure within the system itself. Everything being tied together this way and monitored will only serve to make the system more susceptible to a single point of failure...
September 23, 2011 Added by:Bill Gerneglia
Cyber war is now an urgent issue that transcends lines between enterprises or governments. Unless a global cyber security framework can be engineered, a world of disorder will rapidly emerge - a turbulent world, where change has ceased to be beneficial and becomes ultimately destructive...
September 09, 2011 Added by:Don Eijndhoven
It is easily conceivable that online collectives such as Anonymous and LulzSec, who are known to harbor militant types, will eventually get bored with relatively innocuous attacks and start targeting digital weak points to critical infrastructure to bring their point across...
September 07, 2011 Added by:J. Oquendo
RSA Attack: So we have a company that digs up a name, associates that name with a quick Google search to an IP in China and labels it a threat, then they compile a half-checked dynamic malware analysis and call it a day. Those are the facts according to FireEye and others, here are mine...
September 07, 2011 Added by:Headlines
"Suppose you're a scientist at Cheltenham and you come up with a new exploit of Windows. Are you going to tell Microsoft, get it patched and protect 60 million Brits? Or are you going to keep quiet about it so you can exploit 1.2 billion Chinese and 1 billion Indians?"
September 01, 2011 Added by:Joel Harding
While the rest of the world is seeking to define and quantify cyberwar, cyber espionage, cyber theft - and only then, finding ways to stop it - I believe the Chinese are nimbly spanking our butts in cyberspace – and we don’t have the guts to stop them...
August 30, 2011 Added by:Joel Harding
Wow, it’s really cool that we have proof that China not only has the capabilities but has been caught red-handed attacking a website, and the target they’re attacking is located inside the US. I’m sure somebody at the new US Cyber Command jumped up and down and said, “Yes! We have proof..."
August 29, 2011 Added by:J. Oquendo
Arguments surrounding APT will remain a battle of expert vs. expert - but how about we use some common sense for a moment? If YOU were an attacker, why would you bother attacking from your own fixed location? It would make more sense to attack from another country for deflection purposes...
August 26, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin
China has been working us over for a long time, and with each day’s passing we have been steadily more compromised by the 7th directorate and their proxy hacking groups. This is not to say that others aren’t doing the same thing as well, China just happens to be the more active...
August 25, 2011 Added by:Don Eijndhoven
The lesson here is that we should prepare our online critical infrastructure for attacks ahead of time. Assume that attacks will come and that attacks will be successful. This means that critical services should be redundant and capable of providing service even while under attack...