NSA asks Congress to let it get on with that warrantless data harvesting, again

A US intelligence boss has asked Congress to reauthorize a controversial set of powers that give snoops warrantless authorization to surveil electronic communications in the name of fighting terrorism and so forth. NSA director General Paul Nakasone told the Privacy Read More …

Cloudflare finds a way through China’s network defences

Cloudflare has found a way to extend some of its services across the Great Firewall and into mainland China. “Performance and reliability for traffic flows across the mainland China border have been a consistent challenge for IT teams within multinational Read More …

US bans Huawei, ZTE equipment sales amid Chinese spying fears

The Biden administration has banned approvals of new telecommunications equipment from China’s Huawei Technologies and ZTE because they pose “an unacceptable risk” to US national security. The US Federal Communications Commission said on Friday it had adopted the final rules, Read More …

Wray tells lawmakers that FBI conducts cyber offensive operations

FBI Director Christopher Wray told Senate lawmakers on Thursday that his agency has been conducting offensive cyber operations against state and non-state cyber actors. Wray said offensive operations are one of many tactics the agency employs to counter various cyber Read More …

How America’s Cyber Strategy Could Create an International Crisis

The United States has adopted a new cyber warfare strategy focused on “persistent engagement” and “forward defense” in an attempt to thwart Chinese, Russian and other state-sponsored cyber attacks. While this unprecedented “defend forward” approach gives America many significant advantages Read More …

Pentagon opens sweeping review of clandestine psychological operations

The Pentagon has ordered a sweeping audit of how it conducts clandestine information warfare after major social media companies identified and took offline fake accounts suspected of being run by the U.S. military in violation of the platforms’ rules. Colin Read More …

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 …