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Tag Archives: Cybersecurity

Is China to Blame for Recent Cyber Attacks?

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Recently the NY Times admitted that it had been the victim of Cyber attacks, and then the NY Times reported that the Chinese Army may be behind the online attacks based on a report by Mandiant security firm which: …has tied more than a hundred cyber attacks on U.S. corporations to China’s military, including several … Continue Reading

Cybersecurity in the Headlines Again

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A new Executive Order from the White House entitled “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity” was noted in the State of the Union with these comments: …will strengthen our cyber defenses by increasing information sharing, and developing standards to protect our national security, our jobs, and our privacy. Now, Congress must act as well, by passing legislation to … Continue Reading

Should the Pentagon Defend Non-Military Networks?

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The Secretary of Defense is considering a proposal “that military cyber-specialists be given permission to take action outside its computer networks to defend critical U.S. computer systems.” The Washington Post reported that anonymous sources stated: It would account for changes in technology that will give more flexibility in defending the nation from cyberattack. Probably this … Continue Reading

China: Cyberterror or Academic Research?

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A Chinese graduate student’s “paper on how to attack a small U.S. power grid sub-network in a way that would cause a cascading failure of the entire U.S.” was recently reported to the US House Foreign Affairs Committee. The paper entitled “Cascade-Based Attack Vulnerability on the U.S. Power Grid” was published in Safety Science a … Continue Reading

Cyber Czar Finally

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Months after declaring the importance of CyberSecurity as a national priority President Obama will name Howard Schmidt as Cyber Czar today. “Schmidt served as special adviser for cyberspace security from 2001 to 2003 and shepherded the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace, a plan that then was largely ignored. He left that job also frustrated, colleagues … Continue Reading

President Obama: “America’s economic prosperity in the 21st century will depend on cybersecurity”

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When President Obama spoke about cybersecurity last week the Whitehouse also released a 40 page “Cyberspace Policy Review” that included a thorough analysis concluding that the world’s economy is dependence on the Internet. The Cyberspace Policy Review reinforced my Five Big Bang Theory of the Internet and is detailed in an Appendix (see chart below) … Continue Reading