How would you describe the threat to the US information infrastructure? If you are a technologist or a national security expert or both I hope you would use your background and experience and expertice and produced a fused-all source assessment based on facts. But it is also ok to cite the masters, folks who really know what they are talking about and are paid to produce the … [Read more...] about An Assessment on the Cyber Threat
The Cyber Conflict Studies Association (CCSA) is a non-profit organization formed to promote and lead a diversified research agenda in the field of cyber conflict. The group was formed as a means to foster dialogue, lead research and develop academic programs focused on the implications of cyber conflict. To meet these goals, CCSA promotes and leads international intellectual … [Read more...] about What is the Cyber Conflict Studies Association?
Siemens provides the SIMATIC PCS 7 with "everything you need to completely and safely automate your entire production process." There are some important strategic changes occurring in the national security landscape. A new kind of cyber attack has been noted, one that involves use of malicious code to attack infrastructure. There are some important points in this attack that … [Read more...] about Stuxnet: An important change in the national security landscape
Editor note: Jim Youker of BAE Systems first published this piece in the Geospatial Intelligence Forum, it it is being republished here with the author's permission. Executive Summary The Geospatial tradecraft has benefited from the development of tactics, techniques and procedures (TTP) that have played a major role in combating terrorism in the 21st century. These TTPs have … [Read more...] about Geospatial TTPs Contribute To Cyber Security
Wordle is a capability for generating "word clouds" from text. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the body of the text. The Wordle below was created based on the newly released 2011 National Security Strategy. Wordle of the US Military Strategy 2011 What conclusions can you draw about our strategy from this art? Probably not … [Read more...] about National Security Strategy as Art
Cyberspace is interconnected technology. It is everywhere. It is an ecosystem with many stakeholders and literally billions of actors. The rise of Cyberspace as a capability has already changed us in many ways, and for years it has been having an impact on the nation's strategy. Now, after some great staffing and planning by some of the sharpest minds in our nation and after … [Read more...] about The U.S. International Strategy for Cyberspace
Fifteen years ago three national security strategists published a paper which would resonate with a new crop of cyber practitioners in the Department of Defense, Intelligence and Law Enforcement Communities titled "Information Terrorism: Can You Trust Your Toaster?" This paper, by Matt Devost, Brian Houghton and Neal Pollard, outlined a scenario for how attacks against IT … [Read more...] about I Haven’t Trusted My Toaster for 15 Years