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 …

Canada to ban Huawei and ZTE and tell telcos to rip out 5G and 4G equipment

Following the steps of its Five Eyes partners, Canada has moved to ban Huawei and ZTE from its telco networks. “The government of Canada is ensuring the long term safety of our telecommunications infrastructure. As part of that, the government Read More …

White House: Quantum computers could crack encryption, so here’s what we need to do

The White House has announced a set of proposals for keeping the US ahead in the quantum computing race globally, while mitigating the risk of quantum computers that can break public-key cryptography. Quantum computers powerful enough to break public-key encryption Read More …

UK: Police anti-terror IT system was ‘not fit for purpose’ – former officer

A key intelligence database used by police to investigate extremists was “not fit for purpose” when introduced in 2014, a former counter-terrorism officer has told the BBC. The officer, who retired in 2018, says the National Common Intelligence Application (NCIA) Read More …

Australia’s SkyGuardian drones shot down by spicy cybers

The Australian government has cancelled the SkyGuardian armed drone program for the Royal Australian Air Force. The funding is being redirected to the newly-announced REDSPICE cybersecurity and intelligence program. REDSPICE, the Resilience, Effects, Defence, Space, Intelligence, Cyber and Enablers program, Read More …

Kaspersky, China Telecom, China Mobile named ‘threats to US national security’

The United Stations Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has labelled Kaspersky, China Mobile, and China Telecom as threats to national security. The three companies join Huawei, ZTE, Chinese radio-comms vendor Hytera, and Chinese video surveillance systems vendors Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Read More …

Singapore to build quantum-safe network for critical infrastructure trials

Singapore is aiming to build a quantum-safe network that it hopes will showcase “crypto-agile connectivity” and facilitate trials with both public and private organisations. The initiative also includes a quantum security lab for vulnerability research. The three-year initiative is led Read More …