Cyber

  • 5G Access Key to Competing Globally, Says Former Homeland Security Secretary Chertoff

    A tweet can reveal your location, an Apple Watch monitors your health, a grocery chain loyalty card allows the supermarket to track your purchases. All of this constitutes what Michael Chertoff describes as “digital exhaust”—data that we constantly and unconsciously emit. The challenge this poses is how to protect that data in an increasingly interconnected world.


    Even as governments

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  • An ‘Increase in Clarity’ in US Cyber Strategy

    In the year since the US Cyber Command was elevated to a unified combatant command there has been an “increase in clarity” on the US cyber strategy, specifically on the Department of Defense’s role, and an “alignment in the law,” US Air Force Brig. Gen. Timothy D. Haugh, commander, Cyber National Mission Force at US Cyber Command, said in Washington on April 23.

    “What we are focused

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  • The United States is Adapting to the Cyber Challenge, Says Top DHS Official

    One of the United States’ top cybersecurity officials noted the progress the US government has made in engaging potential domestic and international targets of cyberattacks, but argued that “information sharing is the minimum bar” the federal government should clear. According to Christopher Krebs, the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency in the Department of

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  • International Engagement Key to Building Cyber Resilience

    US and international cybersecurity officials called for greater international cooperation to combat Internet crime and malign cyber activity during the 8th annual International Conference on Cyber Engagement (ICCE) in Washington, DC, on April 23.

    David Koh, who serves as commissioner of cybersecurity, chief executive of the Cyber Security Agency, and defense cyber chief in

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  • United States Will ‘Reconsider’ Information Sharing With Allies That Embrace Huawei, Says Pentagon Official

    The United States would need to “reconsider” how it shares critical information with its allies if they adopt fifth-generation wireless technology (5G) offered by Chinese telecom giant Huawei, US Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen Lord said at the Atlantic Council in Washington on March 25.

    “If our allies and partners go with a Huawei solution, we need to

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  • 7th Annual DC Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge

    On March 21-22, 2019, the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative hosted its seventh annual DC Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge. United States Air Force Academy’s team, “Delogrand,” winning first place in the Student Track and National Defense University College of Information and Cyberspace’s team, “NDU Team

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  • #StrongerWithAllies: Meet the Latvian Who Leads NATO’s Fight Against Fake News

    In the early 1980s, the KGB began spreading the conspiracy theory that the CIA was behind the AIDS epidemic.


    There were several variations of the fabricated tale. The main one was that CIA experiments to create an incurable disease for use as a biological-warfare agent got out of hand. The result, according to the storyline, was that AIDS infected unsuspecting Haitians and Africans

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  • It’s Time for a Cyber Geneva Convention

    We have put almost everything out there in cyberspace—personal data, intellectual property, even access to the controls of critical infrastructure. And we have been woefully deficient in defending it. With each passing day, our nation faces an onslaught of cyber threats from various adversaries, including nation states.


    The good news is that the White House and the Department of

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  • Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge Gets Underway in London

    The Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge—the brainchild of the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative—got underway in London on February 11. The two-day event is a unique and innovative cyber crisis and policy response simulation. The UK edition is part of a wider Atlantic Council effort to foster the next generation of multidisciplinary cyber professionals.

    “The UK

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  • Polish Prime Minister Urges Allies to Beef Up Cybersecurity Budgets

    Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on January 16 called for a collective Western response to cyber threats while urging allies to increase spending on cybersecurity.


    “I call on you today and encourage your leaders and governments to spend more money on cyber warfare, as we do, on cyber soldiers to protect our Internet frontier,” Morawiecki said on the opening day of a two-day

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