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One big loser of the midterms: Russian hackers, thanks to U.S. Cyber Command | Eli Lake / Syndicated columnist

“This welcome news raises a relevant and important question: Were cyber adversaries actually deterred from infiltrating voter databases and changing election results?” writes Eli Lake for seattletimes.com. It remains to be seen whether America’s new cyber posture will affect the calculations of China, Russia, Iran and North Korea.Despite probing and trolling, a Russian cyberattack is the dog that did not bark in Tuesday’s midterm elections. It is now U.S. policy to force Russia to make the same kind of calculation today that Russia imposed on them in 2016. Source: seattletimes.com Share…

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Microsoft’s Brad Smith calls cyberspace the ‘new battlefield’ as company releases latest security features

“Microsoft also announced a new security product aimed at device makers building for the Internet of Things called Microsoft Azure Sphere” writes Nat Levy for geekwire.com. A new unified security API in the Microsoft Graph and the release of the Azure Information Protection Software Development Kit aim to help technology partners tap into Microsoft security solutions directly.Microsoft announced a new security product aimed at device makers building for the Internet of Things called Microsoft Azure Sphere.Kicking off the event, Microsoft President Brad Smith framed the urgency of the security issues.Microsoft…

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A strategic strategy for cyber-bullying in international level

“Today, the concepts of “cyber security”, “cyber defense” and “cyber-bullying” have replaced the notion of “information dominance.”” reports tehrantimes.com. Identifying the effects of a cyber attack is much more similar to identifying the effects of biological weapons.Intrusions in cyberspace, although possible and possible, cannot be limited to existing measures, but unique concepts have to be developed and presented.For example, the problem of identifying cyber attacks is reminiscent of the challenges of deterrence of nuclear terrorism.Since the principle of self-restraint addresses a wide range of threats, it used in the military…

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Tame the Wild West of cyberspace | Opinion

“Taming the Wild West of cyberspace starts by closing to Russian hackers and propagandists their largest ports of entry” writes Christopher Dale for sun-sentinel.com. With two-thirds of Americans relying on social media platforms to stay informed, we need to recognize the situation for what it is: a clear and present danger to our sovereignty. Source: sun-sentinel.com Share This:

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How Russia, China and Cuba scuppered global accord

“Negotiations aimed at forging an international legal framework governing cybersecurity began in 2004” writes Owen Bowcott for theguardian.com. Thirteen years of negotiations at the United Nations aimed at restricting cyberwarfare collapsed in June, it has emerged, due to an acrimonious dispute that pitted Russia, China and Cuba against western countries.At previous sessions, officials accepted that the principles of international law should apply to cyberspace, including the UN charter itself. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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President Trump announces move to elevate Cyber Command

“Cyber Command was formed in 2010 from two smaller organizations subordinate to Strategic Command, the same military body responsible for U.S. missile defenses” reports washingtonpost.com. President Trump has directed that Cyber Command–which is currently a part of the National Security Agency–will become its own unified military command in a move that is meant to strengthen cyberspace operations and bolster U.S. defenses. “The elevation of United States Cyber Command demonstrates our increased resolve against cyberspace threats and will help reassure our allies and partners and deter our adversaries,” Trump said Friday. Source: washingtonpost.com Share…

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Russia causing mayhem in cyberspace, says former GCHQ chief

“Senior ministers and spy chiefs have previously warned of a step change in Russian-backed cyber operations, targeting elections and political institutions throughout the West” writes Ben Farmer for telegraph.co.uk. Mr Hannigan told the BBC: “There is a disproportionate amount of mayhem in cyberspace coming from Russia, from state activity. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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China cracks down on celebrity gossip by shutting down social media accounts

“The Beijing Cyberspace Administration has shut down at least 60 celebrity gossip social media accounts, Reuters reports” writes Jun Edt for theverge.com. The administration reportedly asked internet companies like Tencent and Baidu to crack down on accounts spreading gossip or rumors online.Early last month, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) announced a new set of regulations concerning what news publications can publish and share. Reuters reports that many of the 60 accounts closed were duplicates. Source: theverge.com Share This:

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