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U.N. warns on mobile cybersecurity bugs in bid to prevent attacks

U.N. warns on mobile cybersecurity bugs in bid to prevent attacks | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
BOSTON (Reuters) - A United Nations group that advises nations on cybersecurity plans to send out an alert about significant vulnerabilities in mobile phone technology that could potentially enable hackers...
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NSA Director Warns About China Destroying U.S. Industrial Network Through Cyber Attack

NSA Director Warns About China Destroying U.S. Industrial Network Through Cyber Attack | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Admiral Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency (NSA), warned that the U.S. is vulnerable to a cyber attack by Chinese hackers.
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Just how vulnerable is the US to cyber attacks? | ITProPortal.com

Just how vulnerable is the US to cyber attacks? | ITProPortal.com | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
With recent warnings that the Chinese government could shut down our power grid, just how secure is the US digital infrastructure?
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Russia to ban State use of foreign software in bid to boost ITsecurity

Russia to ban State use of foreign software in bid to boost ITsecurity | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

Russia reportedly plans to ban imports of foreign software for state use from next year according to recent government statements.

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Powerful new cyber-spying program discovered

Powerful new cyber-spying program discovered | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
The software, called Regin, is similar to Stuxnet, and has been used to spy on computers in Saudi Arabia, Russia and other countries since at least 2008, according to Symantec.
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Top German Spy Says Berlin Suffers Cyber Attack From Russia 'Every Day' | News

Top German Spy Says Berlin Suffers Cyber Attack From Russia 'Every Day' | News | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
German government and business computers are coming under increasing cyber attack every day from other states' spy agencies, especially those of Russia and China, Germany's domestic intelligence chief has warned.
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NSA Chief: Damaging Cyber-Attack Coming

NSA Chief: Damaging Cyber-Attack Coming | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
The director of the National Security Agency, Navy Admiral Michael Rogers, says he expects to see adversaries launch a cyber-attack in the next few years aimed at

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Stress-testing the world economy for pandemics, cyber-attacks and war - Telegraph.co.uk

Stress-testing the world economy for pandemics, cyber-attacks and war - Telegraph.co.uk | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Cambridge University's business school has worked out the financial effects of several disaster scenarios to help firms plan ahead
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Secretary General Stoltenberg: Cyber is Part of NATO Collective Defence

Secretary General Stoltenberg: Cyber is Part of NATO Collective Defence | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
It is important to develop the ability to respond to cyber attack as they can cause as much damage as conventional attacks, confirmed NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence yesterday.
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Intel boss' warning on cyber attacks no joke, say experts - Fox News

Intel boss' warning on cyber attacks no joke, say experts - Fox News | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Top cybersecurity experts echoed a dire warning from the NSA on the vulnerability of the U.S.
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MN CD2 Nations offer CCIIS for use in Cyber Coalition 2014

MN CD2 Nations offer CCIIS for use in Cyber Coalition 2014 | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

At the MN CD2 Project Board Meeting 11-12 March the five founding Nations agreed to offer other NATO Nations the opportunity to use the jointly developed Cyber Information and Incident Coordination System during the Cyber Coalition 2014 Exercise and to release the feasibility study on architectures and solutions to counter the advanced persistent threat to Partner Nations as well as NATO Nations.

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And it was in fact used during the exercise with very promising results.

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Top DOD intel official calls for cyber bill - The Hill

Top DOD intel official calls for cyber bill - The Hill | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Legislation needed to help DOD, private sector work together on cybersecurity.
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NATO's Cyber War Games Amid Surge In Attacks

NATO's Cyber War Games Amid Surge In Attacks | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
NATO faces cyber attacks almost daily, data shows, as Sky News gains access to the organisation's biggest ever security exercise.
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Cyberspying tool could have U.S., British origins | The Japan Times

Cyberspying tool could have U.S., British origins | The Japan Times | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
A sophisticated cyber-espionage tool that has been stealing information from governments and businesses since 2008 has one report linking it to U.S. and Br
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More news on Regin cyber-attack malware - IT-Online

Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team has published its research on Regin – the first cyber-attack platform known to penetrate and monitor GSM networks in addition to other “standard” spying tasks. The attackers behind this platform have compromised computer networks in at least 14 countries around the world. The main victims of this platform …
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Cert-UK calls for better cyber threat data-sharing

Cert-UK calls for better cyber threat data-sharing | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Cert-UK has called for more UK firms to join the government’s Cyber Security Information Sharing Partnership
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Highly advanced backdoor trojan cased high-profile targets for years

Highly advanced backdoor trojan cased high-profile targets for years | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
"Backdoor Regin" bears a resemblance to Stuxnet, was developed by a wealthy nation.
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In supersecret cyberwar game, civilian-sector techies pummel active-duty cyberwarriors

In supersecret cyberwar game, civilian-sector techies pummel active-duty cyberwarriors | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
When the military's top cyberwarriors gathered last year inside a secretive compound at Fort Meade, Maryland, for a classified war game exercise, a team of active-duty troops faced off against several teams of reservists.
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Who is out there waiting to spy on you or steal your data? - Register

Who is out there waiting to spy on you or steal your data? - Register | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Know your enemy
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Spying bug used by nations for cyber espionage found | News Nation

Spying bug used by nations for cyber espionage found | News Nation | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
A leading computer security company has said that it has discovered one of the most sophisticated pieces of malicious software ever seen that has been used against a range of targets around the world for six years.
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Ethics and Policies for Cyber Warfare discussed at the University of Oxford

The Workshop on Ethics and Policies for Cyber Warfare at Magdalen College, University of Oxford brought together speakers from all over the world.
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Les mercenaires de la cyberguerre

Les mercenaires de la cyberguerre | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Logiciels espions, systèmes de surveillance des réseaux... Les conflits d'aujourd'hui se déroulent déjà sur le terrain informatique. En guise de troupes, des sociétés high-tech assistent les armées. Mais ces francs-tireurs peuvent devenir une menace. C'est pourquoi la France et d'autres Etats s'apprêtent à mieux les encadrer.
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U.S. Gov Insists It Doesn't Stockpile Zero-Day Exploits to Hack Enemies - Wired

U.S. Gov Insists It Doesn't Stockpile Zero-Day Exploits to Hack Enemies - Wired | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
For years the government has refused to talk about or even acknowledge its secret use of zero-day exploits to hack into the computers of adversaries and criminal suspects.
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Technology developed by Canadian firm used by NATO during major cyber defence exercise

Technology developed by Canadian firm used by NATO during major cyber defence exercise | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
NATO launched its largest ever multinational cyber defence exercise, “Cyber Coalition 2014” on Nov. 18. Feedback from NATO sources is that the Canadian technology used in the exercise is getting ex...
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Part of the Multi-National Cyber Defence Capability Development (MNCD2) Programme. More info at: https://mncd2.ncia.nato.int/Pages/default.aspx

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Nato holds largest cyber war games - FT.com

Nato holds largest cyber war games - FT.com | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
In the birch woods that ring the eastern Estonian city of Tartu, 50km from the Russian border, Nato is preparing for cyber war. From this Baltic outpost, the alliance this week conducted the world’s biggest digital war game. Security was so tight
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