Russia’s Sovereign Internet Creates Security Risks With Implications for Cyber (Re)Insurance While War in Ukraine Develops

A sovereign Russian internet could lead to cyber criminal safe havens, greater confidence that large-scale attacks can be carried out without consequences, and intelligence blindspots, according to a new report published today by cyber risk analytics expert CyberCube. The research Read More …

US ‘actively defending against foreign interference and influence’ in midterms, Cyber Command says

US military and intelligence officials are stepping up their efforts to defend the electoral process from foreign hacking and disinformation as the November midterms approach, officials said Thursday. Officials are “actively defending against foreign interference and influence operations in U.S. Read More …

Maryland Air National Guard conduct first-ever defensive cyber training on base network

MIDDLE RIVER, MD — Members of the 275th Cyberspace Operations Squadron, Maryland Air National Guard, conducted one of the first-ever enduring defensive cyber training missions in a Title 32 mobilization status on an installation’s network, at Warfield Air National Guard Read More …

Australia: Pezzullo frames Critical Infrastructure Bills as ‘defence’ and ransomware plan as ‘offence’

At the end of last year, Australia’s Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Act 2021 became law to give government “last resort” powers to direct an entity when responding to cyber attacks, which included introducing a cyber-incident reporting regime for critical Read More …

Albanian Army to establish a unit for cyber defense

The Department of Defense has launched a project in collaboration with US military cyber security partners, creating greater protection against external attacks that may occur in the future. This was announced by the Minister of Defense, Niko Peleshi from Elbasan Read More …

Israel leads 10-country simulation of major cyberattack on world markets

Israel led a 10-country, 10-day-long simulation of a major cyberattack on the world’s financial system by “sophisticated” players, with the goal of minimizing the damage to banks and financial markets, the Finance Ministry said on Thursday. The Finance Ministry led Read More …

UK plans to invest £5 billion in retaliatory cyber-attacks

The United Kingdom has revealed plans to invest £5 billion in bolstering national cybersecurity that includes creating a “Cyber Force” unit to perform retaliatory attacks. Cyber-warfare is being embraced as the “fifth domain” of international conflict and is being incorporated Read More …

UK: Location Of New National Cyber Force Revealed

The UK Government’s new National Cyber Force (NCF) will be located in Samlesbury in the North West, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has confirmed. Samlesbury is also home to a BAE Systems site. The NCF draws together personnel from intelligence, cyber Read More …

Brazil creates cyberattack response network

Brazil has created a cyberattack response network aimed at promoting faster response to cyber threats and vulnerabilities through the coordination between federal government bodies. Created through a presidential decree signed on July 16, the Federal Cyber Incident Management Network will Read More …