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DHS Secretary Johnson talks about cybersecurity

Considering the cyber-events of the day – the Wall Street Journal’s website going down; the majority (if not all) of United Airline flights grounded due to a reported “router” issue; and the New York Stock Exchange ceasing tradi…

Baseball cyber attack. “Game changer” no longer a cliché.

To editorial cartoonists, opinion writers, bloggers, news and sports casters, and the rest of the commentariat: Merry Christmas.
From today’s New York Times:
St. Louis Cardinals Investigated by F.B.I. for Hacking Astros
The F.B.I. and Justice D…

Apparently, Russian Hackers Read Obama’s Unclassified Emails

An eight sentence summary of a longer story from the New York Times:
WASHINGTON – Some of President Obama’s email correspondence was swept up by Russian hackers last year in a breach of the White House’s unclassified computer system t…

“Security experts generally say to always have a backup and to never pay the ransom.” However….

From Networked World:
Megacode ransom paid to decrypt server shared by 5 law enforcement departments in Maine

After a law enforcement server shared by three city (town) police departments and a sheriff’s office was infected with ransomware and t…

Cyber: making national security personal

David  Sanger writes in today’s New York Times of the escalating cyber conflict between the United States and Iran:
A newly disclosed National Security Agency document illustrates the striking acceleration of the use of cyberweapons by the U…

The Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center

The Washington Post broke the news about a new government entity focused on cybersecurity.
The Obama administration is establishing a new agency to combat the deepening threat from cyberattacks, and its mission will be to fuse intelligence from aroun…

George Washington University creates Center for Cyber and Homeland Security

From the web:
January 12, 2015
The George Washington University establishes new GW Center for Cyber and Homeland Security

We can see the future battle order

Russian Imperial Fleet under attack at Port Arthur (February 1904)
It sounds like a stupid film.  Good riddance.
But someone — almost certainly North Koreans, probably with paid help — successfully attacked and digitally destroyed a leadin…

Hope, fear, and prospect theory

Photograph by Jennifer Whitney  for the New York Times Chris Bellavita hopes the QHSR  will advance homeland security.  I fear too few will engage the QHSR to produce a sufficient effect. (Chris, btw bases his hope on evidence from the first QHSR while I deploy mostly worry and cynicism.) Parents in Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, […]

Privacy is theft

News item: The Custom and Border Protection (CBP) official at Hartsfield–Jackson airport scanned Martin Bryant’s fingerprints. “What’s that little device you’ve got clipped on?” he asked. Bryant was entering the United States from the UK.  He was wearing a Narrative Clip.  The Clip is “a tiny camera that takes a photo of what’s in front of […]