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.
Until last week very few beyond a handful of security titles, a few cybersecurity vendors and the middle pages of the New York Times paid much attention to the growing issue of small nations with big cyber-ambitions.
The US government is reluctant to intervene when companies are hacked, but the FBI is investigating whether American companies are engaging in revenge hacking using private firms in violation of the law.
Vicente Pastor's insight:
As always, the term "cyberwar" is used very fast by some journalists without having into account the necessary prerequisites for using the term.
I would be really interested in being exposed to the announced automated incident response solutions. Automation, as always, works up to a certain degree. Human intervention cannot be completely eliminated (at least within the current status of reasearch) for all tasks. This type of announces make lots of people think that those solutions work autonomously without the need for a number of people to continuously maintain and configure them. But more automation means also more people maintaining and tuning the solution. What do you think?
The British government is considering a program that would see the most promising tech graduates spend some time working for the GCHQ signals intelligence agency, the U.K.’s equivalent to the NSA, before they move into the private sector.
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's nuclear power operator said on Sunday that cyberattacks on non-critical operations at the company's headquarters are continuing but the country's nuclear power plants are...