Tag Archives: cyber warfare

Back from the dead: the original virus writers.


A great many computer security events occur around the world all the time, but the RSA Conference is one of the most important of all of them. What exactly it’s all about here I’ll not go into. All in all – great conf/exhib. But it was reports that originated thousands of miles from sunny San Fran that got me all excited most of all (not to mention concerned). My mind was totally blown by news of the appearance of a new Trojan – MiniDuke. I was in shock! Why? Read on…

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A Move in the Right Direction.


On Tuesday, President Obama issued a long awaited Executive Order on cyber security intended to expand and deliver more robust information sharing between government and the private sector. I believe this executive order is a move in the right direction as it seeks to increase digital defenses of critical infrastructure, and tries to facilitate the exchange of threat information between the government and private sector …

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Kaspersky Lab Developing Its Own Operating System? We Confirm the Rumors, and End the Speculation!


Today I’d like to talk about a not-so-glamorous future of mass cyber-attacks on critically important installations. We are working on developing technologies for a secure operating system aimed at protecting precisely these same critical IT systems. Quite a few rumors about this project have appeared already on the Internet, so I guess it’s time to lift the curtain (a little) on our secret project and let you know (a bit) about what’s really going on …

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Social Networks: the Force Is Strong with These Ones.


Governments and intelligence services are getting more deeply involved in social networks. Some states understood the potential and dangers earlier rather than later, while others are catching up fast. But that doesn’t really matter. In one way or another battle lines will be drawn in social media, there’ll be attacks and defense moves – often termed war. Do we need that? I don’t. …

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Worse than Cheese: Scary Scenarios Causing Nightmares Now – the Five Main Issues of IT Security.


Here I’m presenting my List of the Five Main Issues Facing IT Security, in the broad sense of the term. I should say straight away that I don’t have prescriptions for solving all five issues. The aim of this post is more to identify the problems, let you start to muse on them, and hopefully draw you into the fold of their ongoing discussion by raising your interest, empathy and/or sympathy!

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