Cyberwarfare is here; now what?

Cyberwarfare activities were always on the Internet. STUXNET, Google Aurora, and many other attacks were a fact of life. We had cyber attacks when Yugoslavia broke up. We have constant attacks in the Middle East. Cyberwar was part of a security practitioner’s threat model from the late ‘80s until the early 2000s. Then, cybercrime started Read More

What Stops a Nation-State BGP Hijack?

Can Nation-State BGP Hijack Parts of the Internet? Yes, a Nation-State BGP Hijack is a threat on the Internet. Nation-States can orchestrate the manipulation of the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) via “hacked routers all over the world. These routers would then be used to inject bad, misconfigured, or non-authorized routes all over the world. The result Read More

New Intelligence Squared debate – The CyberWar threat has been Grossly Exaggerated

Has the Cyber-War threat has been Grossly Exaggerated? Thanks to Intelligence Squared (I2) and Neustar for first – bring I2 outside of New York and second for setting up an Oxford-style debate to address the “market saturation” of the cyber-warfare threat. I’ve been a strong critic of the overhype, exaggeration, and fiction expounded by “individuals” Read More

US Military “BOTNETs” UnConstitutional?

Are US Military “BOTNETs” Unconstitutional? Every other month we get someone in the US Military ranting about how “we need to go on the offensive,” “we need to build our own BOTNETs,” we need to be better than our enemies.” This expression of anxiety is understandable. It is an expression of frustration, where the people Read More