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US Army Looks to Merge Cyber, Electronic Warfare

Army Looks to Blend Cyber, Electronic Warfare Capabilities On the Battlefield (Source: U.S. Army; issued Oct. 23, 2014) ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md.
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New NATO Commands to Focus on Maritime Security, Cyber Defense

New NATO Commands to Focus on Maritime Security, Cyber Defense | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
The new joint force command, which will be hosted by the U.S., will "help protect sea lines of communication between North America and Europe,” secretary general said.
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One year of Active Cyber Defence

One year of Active Cyber Defence | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
The first anniversary of our involvement with the National Cyber Security Centre and their Active Cyber Defence programme was marked earlier this month
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PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony Disrupted by Malware Attack

PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony Disrupted by Malware Attack | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Hackers Disrupted PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony Using Wiper Malware Attack
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Why is Cyber Threat Intelligence Sharing Important?

Why is Cyber Threat Intelligence Sharing Important? | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Information-sharing forms one of the main pillars that will allow those organizations to better respond to the general cyber threat.
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Ex US Defense CIO: Spend cyber budget on people before tech

Ex US Defense CIO: Spend cyber budget on people before tech | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
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Water Utility in Europe Hit by Cryptocurrency Malware Mining Attack

Water Utility in Europe Hit by Cryptocurrency Malware Mining Attack | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Unauthorized cryptocurrency mining attacks come to industrial control systems for the first time, as cryptojacking attacks continue to expand.
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Mining malware can be even found in SCADA/ICS systems
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Hackers Can Now Steal Data Even From Faraday Cage Air-Gapped Computers

Hackers Can Now Steal Data Even From Faraday Cage Air-Gapped Computers | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Hackers can use electromagnetic emission from faraday caged and air gapped computers to steal data.
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How UN law enforcement tracks global cybercriminals

How UN law enforcement tracks global cybercriminals | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

Cybercrime, often powered by cryptocurrency, is a global problem. Neil Walsh, chief of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime Global Cybercrime Program, explains how law enforcement catches crooks.

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ISIL likely to switch to cyber war after battlefield loss

ISIL likely to switch to cyber war after battlefield loss | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

The terrorist group has shown little ability to launch a major cyber-attack but security agencies cannot afford to be complacent, experts say


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Cisco Reveals the Economics of Crypto-Currency Mining Attacks

Cisco Reveals the Economics of Crypto-Currency Mining Attacks | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

How much money are cryptocurrency mining attackers making from their victims? Cisco Talos reveals that it's all about the mining hash rate.

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DDoS mystery: Who's behind this massive wave of attacks targeting Dutch banks? | ZDNet

DDoS mystery: Who's behind this massive wave of attacks targeting Dutch banks? | ZDNet | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

The attackers and their motives for concerted attacks on Netherlands finance institutions remain unknown.

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CCD COE takes on NATO cyber training | Jane's 360

CCD COE takes on NATO cyber training | Jane's 360 | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
The NATO Co-operative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCD COE) will co-ordinate education and training in cyber defence operations for all bodies in the Alliance under a new plan announced in late January.
The CCD COE is a NATO-accredited cyber defence hub that focuses on exercises, research,
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Israeli entrepreneur calls for NATO-style cybersecurity alliance

Israeli entrepreneur calls for NATO-style cybersecurity alliance | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

Former MK Erel Margalit says Israel and its Arab neighbors already cooperate in protecting the civilian cybersphere, but must do more

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DEFENCE DAILY: Russia Blamed Over Cyber Attack & NATO Agrees New Command Centres

DEFENCE DAILY: Russia Blamed Over Cyber Attack & NATO Agrees New Command Centres | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

The government has publicly blamed Russian military intelligence for a cyberattack last June, which caused hundreds of millions of pounds of damage to businesses and organisations around the world.

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Thousands of Government Websites Hacked to Mine Cryptocurrencies

Thousands of Government Websites Hacked to Mine Cryptocurrencies | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Researcher found thousands of Government websites infected with cryptocurrency mining malware.
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Ethereum Hacker Hacked While Hacking Hacker

Ethereum Hacker Hacked While Hacking Hacker | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
A hacker trying to hack a hacker was hacked by the hacker he was trying to hack in an ethereum smart contract cat and mouse game, honey pots an
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Russian Scientists Arrested for Using Nuclear Weapon Facility to Mine Bitcoins

Russian Scientists Arrested for Using Nuclear Weapon Facility to Mine Bitcoins | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Russian Scientists Arrested for Using Supercomputers at Nuclear Weapons Facility to Mine Bitcoin Cryptocurrency
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'Consumer Reports': Samsung, Roku Smart TVs may be vulnerable to hackers

'Consumer Reports': Samsung, Roku Smart TVs may be vulnerable to hackers | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

'Consumer Reports' studied the top 5 brands. All are tracking what we watch, unless we opt out, and two of the brands failed a basic security test.

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Everything interconnected to the net needs to be considered as an asset to be protected. It is of utmost importance to ensure that the manufacturers follow at least some basic protection rules.
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'Fancy Bear' hackers took aim at US defense contractors

'Fancy Bear' hackers took aim at US defense contractors | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
The hackers known as Fancy Bear, who also intruded in the U.S. election, went after at least 87 people working on militarized drones, missiles, rockets, stealth fighter jets, cloud-computing platforms or other sensitive activities.
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US Army developing expeditionary cyber-electromagnetic teams to support tactical commanders

US Army developing expeditionary cyber-electromagnetic teams to support tactical commanders | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
U.S. Army Cyber Command is deploying Expeditionary Cyber-Electromagnetic Activities Teams to support tactical commanders at National Training Center rotations, and the CEMA operations have tried to replicate real-world operations support through the cyberspace domain. That was reported by Mr. Steven P Stover (INSCOM). CEMA is an Army initiative designed to provide tactical commanders with integrated cyberspace …
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Cyber Assault On Electric Grid Could Make U.S. Feel Like Post-Hurricane Puerto Rico

Cyber Assault On Electric Grid Could Make U.S. Feel Like Post-Hurricane Puerto Rico | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

U.S. utilities need to adopt cyber tools to avoid a national disaster.

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Exercise Crossed Swords Practised Cyber-Kinetic Operations in Latvia

Exercise Crossed Swords Practised Cyber-Kinetic Operations in Latvia | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
RIGA - Crossed Swords 2018, the technical red teaming cyber defence exercise of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, too
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Pentagon Reviewing Electronic Device Policy

Pentagon Reviewing Electronic Device Policy | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

The Defense Department review goes beyond whether to allow staff to bring phones into the Pentagon.

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A cybersecurity tip sheet for U.S. campaign officials is gaining traction, usage in field - Cyberscoop

A cybersecurity tip sheet for U.S. campaign officials is gaining traction, usage in field - Cyberscoop | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
A prominent nonprofit research organization has begun distributing tip sheets to campaign officials in an effort to safeguard the 2018 midterm elections from hackers. Alison Lundergan, Kentucky’s secretary of state, and Mac Warner, West Virginia’s secretary of state, are now sharing the “Cybersecurity Campaign Playbook” with candidates seeking office in their states. Kentucky and West Virginia represent the first two states in the country to distribute and leverage these guidelines. The playbook was created by Defending Digital Democracy (DDD) — a bipartisan initiative focused on providing tools and strategies to protect the democratic process from cyberattacks. The initiative was launched last summer at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School. It is led by two former campaign managers who were involved in leading failed presidential campaigns for 2016 democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and 2012 republican candidate Mitt Romney, respectively. The creation of this playbook was inspired by …
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A Venture Capitalist's Assessment From Davos: Blockchain, AI And Security Are Top Priorities

A Venture Capitalist's Assessment From Davos: Blockchain, AI And Security Are Top Priorities | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

Index Ventures Vice President Jacob Jofe offers perspectives on three major technology themes that were front of mind at the World Economic Forum: Blockchain, artificial intelligence, and security.

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