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France earmarks EUR1 billion in spending on cyber defence - IHS Jane's 360

France earmarks EUR1 billion in spending on cyber defence - IHS Jane's 360 | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
The French Ministry of Defence has earmarked EUR1 billion (USD1.36 billion) to boost its cyber security capabilities, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on 21 January.
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Russia to establish new cyberthreat response centre

Russia to establish new cyberthreat response centre | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
A new state centre for cyberthreat response is being established in Russia this year, expected to be formally approved in March according to a Russian Parliament spokesperson talking to SCMagazineUK.com.

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Obama to Address Cybersecurity, Tech Issues Ahead of State of the Union Speech

Obama to Address Cybersecurity, Tech Issues Ahead of State of the Union Speech | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
(WASHINGTON) — President Obama will be back on the road in the days ahead. The president has been making small appearances around the country to preview his State of the Union speech slated for Jan.
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Ukraine separatists claim cyber attack on German government sites - FT.com

Ukraine separatists claim cyber attack on German government sites - FT.com | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Hackers on Wednesday broke into several German government websites, including chancellor Angela Merkel’s own pages, in a sustained cyber attack for which a group linked to Ukraine’s pro-Russia separatists immediately claimed responsibility. An
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Using Free Tools To Detect Attacks On ICS/SCADA Networks

Using Free Tools To Detect Attacks On ICS/SCADA Networks | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
ICS/SCADA experts say open-source network security monitoring software is a simple and cheap way to catch hackers targeting plant operations.

Via Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology, Constantin Ionel Milos / Milos Constantin
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ISIS Cyber Terrorists Hack US Media Outlets' Websites, Twitter Accounts; Claim ... - Christian Post

ISIS Cyber Terrorists Hack US Media Outlets' Websites, Twitter Accounts; Claim ... - Christian Post | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Internet hackers, claiming to be associated with the Islamic State terrorist organization, have conducted a series of hacks on various news outlets in the United States and their social media accounts this week, which are being investigated by the...
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A Cyberattack Has Caused Confirmed Physical Damage for the Second Time Ever | WIRED

A Cyberattack Has Caused Confirmed Physical Damage for the Second Time Ever | WIRED | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
The attack marks only the second confirmed incident in which a wholly digital hack created physical destruction of equipment.

Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
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Devangshu Datta: Cyber-attacks are no longer fiction

Devangshu Datta: Cyber-attacks are no longer fiction | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
India must invest in cyber-defence capabilities. Even small investments will pay off big
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Les hackers d'Anonymous attaque le ministère français de la Défense

Les hackers d'Anonymous attaque le ministère français de la Défense | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Le site du ministère français de la Défense a été la cible mardi d'une attaque informatique revendiquée par le groupe Anonymous qui a affirmé vouloir "venger" un militant écologiste tué en octobre lors de la répression d'une manifestation.
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Response to Sony hack reveals limits of U.S. cyber doctrine

Response to Sony hack reveals limits of U.S. cyber doctrine | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
While cybersecurity analysts continue to argue about whether North Korea was behind the attack and what it might mean for the prospects of cybersecurity legislation in the new Congress, some national security analysts see the real lesson in the...
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Executive Cyber Intelligence Report: January 5, 2015

Executive Cyber Intelligence Report: January 5, 2015 | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
This report was prepared by INSS and CSFI to create better cyber situational awareness of threats and hazards to national security worldwide.
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Vulcan mind-meld, Vulcan death grip & turtle-power used in NSA's VPN crypto ... - Computerworld

Vulcan mind-meld, Vulcan death grip & turtle-power used in NSA's VPN crypto ... - Computerworld | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
What do Vulcan mind-meld, Vulcan death grip, turtle-power, flying pig, and poison nut all have in common? They are names found in the NSA's VPN Exploitation Team documentation that describe cracking the encryption used in virtual private networks.
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British Intelligence Agency Inspired by Israeli Approach to Recruiting Technology High-Fliers

British Intelligence Agency Inspired by Israeli Approach to Recruiting Technology High-Fliers | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
British spymasters are taking a leaf out of Israel’s book by launching a scheme that would permit the country’s smartest web experts and technology entrepreneurs to be hired on short-term contracts to tackle global security threats.

Via Paulo Félix, Constantin Ionel Milos / Milos Constantin
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North Korean News Service Website Hosts Watering Hole Attack

North Korean News Service Website Hosts Watering Hole Attack | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

Security researchers have dissected a watering hole attack setup on North Korea's national news service which drops malicious code that includes a persistence capability. 


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Edward Snowden talks to NOVA about cyber war - BetaBoston

Edward Snowden talks to NOVA about cyber war - BetaBoston | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
PBS just released the entire, unedited transcript of an interview that author and PBS producer James Bamford did for its NOVA Next publication. In it, Snowden makes a few interesting comments about cyber warfare for the first time.
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Is China's Cyberwar Capacity More Backward Than We Think? - The Diplomat

Is China's Cyberwar Capacity More Backward Than We Think? - The Diplomat | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
China still needs to overcome a number of challenges before it becomes a first-rate military power in cyberspace.
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The Four Horsemen Of The Cyber Apocalypse - TechCrunch

The Four Horsemen Of The Cyber Apocalypse - TechCrunch | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
If 2014 did anything good for cybersecurity, it showed us just how exposed major corporations, governments and militaries are to cyber attacks. From..
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David Cameron to discuss growing threat of cyber attacks with President Obama - The Independent

David Cameron to discuss growing threat of cyber attacks with President Obama - The Independent | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
David Cameron will discuss the growing threat of cyber attacks with President Barack Obama in the White House this week, as details emerged of a major espionage campaign against the British energy sector.
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Charlie Hebdo massacre: Anonymous threatens cyberwar on jihadists in the ... - CITY A.M.

Anonymous – an international network of activists and hacktivists – has posted a video on YouTube saying it is waging cyberwar on jihadists. 
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FBI: Sony Hacker IP Addresses Used ‘Exclusively’ By North Korea

FBI: Sony Hacker IP Addresses Used ‘Exclusively’ By North Korea | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
FBI: Sony Hacker IP Addresses Used ‘Exclusively’ By North Korea. Attackers got sloppy and revealed their true location, Comey claims
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Armed Attacks in Cyberspace: A Reply to Admiral Stavridis

Last week, Admiral (Ret.) James Stavridis, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander and presently Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, correctly expressed concern that “unlike sea, air and land, much of cyberspace’s doctrine re
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Selling Fear: How Cyber Terrorism is Portrayed in the News - Fabius Maximus (blog)

Selling Fear: How Cyber Terrorism is Portrayed in the News - Fabius Maximus (blog) | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Summary:  New technology is scary, even magical. In August 1962 Amazing Fantasy #15 describes the effects of a radioactive spider biting a boy. Today that's old hat; now it's genetically engineered...
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NATO tests cyber alerting tool - IHS Jane's 360

NATO tests cyber alerting tool - IHS Jane's 360 | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
The result of NATO's first 'smart defence' multi-nation project in cyber defence - a new incident reporting-and-sharing system - was tested during the alliance's recent large-scale cyber exercise in November.
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South Korea accuses North Korea of having 6,000-member cyber army devoted to harassing South

South Korea accuses North Korea of having 6,000-member cyber army devoted to harassing South | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
South Korea says rival North Korea has a 6,000-member cyber army dedicated to disrupting the South's military and government. The figure is a dramatic increase from South Korea's earlier estimate that the North had a cyberwarfare staff of 3,000.
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Iran to expand policy of ‘smart filtering’ of the internet

Iran to expand policy of ‘smart filtering’ of the internet | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Islamic republic could lift blanket ban on sites such as Instagram and Facebook, filtering their content instead
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