Defence and Aerospace


  • Cyber alert – EU ministers test responses in first computer war game

    September 7, 2017

    European Union defence ministers tested their ability to respond to a potential attack by computer hackers in their first cyber war game on Thursday, based on a simulated attack on one of the bloc’s military missions abroad. In the simulation, hackers sabotaged the EU’s naval mission in the Mediterranean and launched a campaign on social media ...

  • Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab a ‘danger’ to US security, senator warns

    September 5, 2017

    Prominent cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab poses a danger to U.S. security, warns Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., who is pushing to prohibit the federal government from using the Moscow-based company’s products. In a New York Times column, Shaheen alleges that the company has “extensive” ties to Russian intelligence, noting that the firm’s founder Eugene Kaspersky graduated from the ...

  • Military Contractor’s Vendor Leaks Resumes in Misconfigured AWS S3

    September 5, 2017

    Thousands of resumes and job applications containing the personal information of U.S. veterans, many with top secret clearances, and law enforcement officers were left exposed in an Amazon Web Services S3 bucket, continuing a trend where poorly configured cloud-storage services are putting people at risk. The applicants were seeking employment with a private military contractor from ...

  • Former Military Cybersecurity Platform to Be Applied in Money Services Business (MSB) Sector

    August 13, 2017

    Recent cyber attacks have increased awareness security on the net. The cyber security market is one of the fastest growing industries in the past few years, due to the increasing penetration of the internet and growing adoption of cloud computing. The global cyber security market is expected to reach $181.77 billion in 2021, according to a report ...

  • Experts Unveil Cyber Espionage Attacks by CopyKittens Hackers

    July 25, 2017

    Security researchers have discovered a new, massive cyber espionage campaign that mainly targets people working in government, defence and academic organisations in various countries. The campaign is being conducted by an Iran-linked threat group, whose activities, attack methods, and targets have been released in a joint, detailed report published by researchers at Trend Micro and Israeli ...

  • Sweden data leak ‘a disaster’, says PM

    July 24, 2017

    The Swedish government has admitted to a huge data leak made by one of its own departments during an IT outsourcing procedure in 2015. Sweden’s prime minister said it was “a disaster”, Swedish media reported. Reports say that confidential data about military personnel, along with defence plans and witness protection details, were exposed by the Transport Agency. They ...

  • Defence minister opens £3m cyber security centre in Gloucester

    July 14, 2017

    UK minister for defence procurement has opened Lockheed Martin’s job-creating cyber security centre aimed at boosting UK cyber defence capability and skills A new facility designed to help tackle cyber crime in the UK has opened in Gloucester as part of a £3m investment by Lockheed Martin. The Cyber Works centre, which employs 90 people, will enable Lockheed Martin ...

  • Britain prepared to use air strikes or send in troops as retaliation against future cyber attack

    June 28, 2017

    Britain could launch military retaliation such as air strikes against a future cyber attack, the Defence Secretary has suggested. Sir Michael Fallon warned potential attackers that a strike on UK systems “could invite a response from any domain – air, land, sea or cyberspace”. The Defence Secretary said the UK’s ability to carry out its own cyber ...

  • HMS Queen Elizabeth is ‘running outdated Windows XP’, raising cyber attack fears

    June 27, 2017

    Fears have been raised that Britain’s largest ever warship could be vulnerable to cyber attacks after it emerged it appears to be running the outdated Microsoft Windows XP. As HMS Queen Elizabeth left its dockyard for the first time to begin sea trials, it was revealed the £3.5billion aircraft carrier is apparently using the same software that left the NHS exposed. Screens ...

  • Cybersecurity Demands a Military Mindset

    June 21, 2017

    American corporations have a high degree of cybersecurity risk awareness, and yet many enterprises, especially in non-regulated sectors, fall short in their cybersecurity stance.  This is mainly because executives see security as an ROI-less investment mandated by regulation. Even worse, executives suffer from two psychological biases: “We haven’t suffered a breach this year, so no need ...

  • Militaries and Industry Seek to Solve Cybersecurity Conundrum

    June 20, 2017

    For at least the whole of the current century, militaries have understood the critical role cyberdefense plays in every aspect of operations. Yet most military organizations appear reluctant to train for network defense outside of specialist cyber units. Unlike with land, sea, air and space, cyberwarfare cannot be conducted only by specialists. Mistakes in configuration or ...

  • Brit hacker admits he siphoned info from US military satellite network

    June 16, 2017

    A UK-based computer hacker has admitted stealing hundreds of usernames and email addresses from a US military communications system. Sean Caffrey, 25, of Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands, broke in and pinched the ranks, usernames and email addresses of more than 800 users of a satellite communications system and of about 30,000 satellite phones, back ...

  • Air Force knocking down stovepipes to shore up space cybersecurity

    May 3, 2017

    Cybersecurity is a growing concern for everyone who relies computers. The U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) faces unique challenges, however, because it uses an extensive array of ground systems that in some cases are decades old to communicate with the individual satellites and constellations the U.S. military relies on during peacetime ...

  • Pentagon Challenges White Hats with New “Hack the Air Force” Bug Bounty Program

    April 27, 2017

    The Pentagon is launching its largest bug bounty project thus far, this time asking hackers to find flaws in the Air Force’s platforms. “Hack the Air Force” will be open not only to experts in the United States but also from the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, or, in other words, what we’ve come ...

  • In line with PM Modi’s push, Army gets new software to enhance cyber security

    April 2, 2017

    In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s push for enhancing cyber security, the Indian Army is testing the indigenous BOSS (Bharat Operating System Solutions) to guard its communication and information networks from espionage by foreign players. In his maiden address to the senior commanders of the three services, the prime minister had asked them to guard ...

  • German military to unveil new cyber command as threats grow

    March 30, 2017

    Germany’s military will launch a cyber command next week as part of an effort to beef up online defenses at a time when German spy agencies are warning of increasing cyber attacks by Russia. The German military remains a high-value target for hackers, with some 284,000 complex and professional would-be attacks registered in the first nine ...

  • IDEF’17 Will Open the Door Under the Auspices of The Presidency of the Republic of Turkey

    March 30, 2017

    One of the most important organization of Tukey, IDEF 13thInternational Defence Industry Fair will be held under the auspices of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey and hosted by the Ministery of National Defence and under the management and responsibility of Turkish Armed Forces Foundation. IDEF which will be organized between May 09-12, 2017 at ...

  • The WikiLeaks Hacking Dump Exposed a Big Disconnect Over Cyber Security

    March 29, 2017

    When WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange disclosed earlier this month that his anti-secrecy group had obtained CIA tools for hacking into technology products made by U.S. companies, security engineers at Cisco Systems swung into action. The WikiLeaks documents described how the Central Intelligence Agency had learned more than a year ago how to exploit flaws in Cisco’s ...

  • Nato to spend £2.6 billion on satellites, cyber security and drones

    March 27, 2017

    Nato will announce plans to spend €3bn (£2.6bn) on upgrading its satellite and computer technology over the next three years, a senior official has said. As the alliance adapts to new types of warfare it hoped the technology will deter hackers, as the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) acknowledges conflicts are increasingly fought out online rather than in the air, on land or at sea. The ...

  • US Military Security Clearance Files Leak Due to Unsecured Drive

    March 13, 2017

    US Air Force documents were left on an unsecured backup drive, exposing highly sensitive personnel files on over 4,000 senior and high-ranking officers. According to MacKeeper Security Researchers, the gigabytes of files were accessible to anyone because there was no password to protect the backup drive. It seems the information found there varied from names and ...