What can we learn from the recent global cyberattack?

Interestingly Ukraine was the hardest hit country by the last cyber attack. Infrastructure, banks, even Chernobyl nuclear plant were hit. It is perhaps interesting also  because Ukraine is in the state of conflict with Russia, so no matter attackers intentions we see the country in the state of war, albeit low intensity, hit by massive cyber attack. Is it possible to learn some lessons from it in terms of “hard” defense how to protect the critical civil infrastructure better in case of real “cyberwar” attack? Read few comments.

Continue reading

Advertisements

Ransomware WannaCry: Realistically, what can we do about it?

The ransomware WannaCry attack is called unprecedented in its scope. But isn’t this simply what many expected will sooner or later happen? Isn’t “unprecedented” basically a new normal regarding cyberattacks, and realistically what can we do about it? Read few comments.

Continue reading

Trump vs US intelligence agencies?

How PEOTUS Donald Trump openly challenging, mocking own intelligence agencies is probably unprecedented and we may also expect some changes in the intelligence structure. How do you read this, what kind of effect this my have on US intelligence services and their work? Read few comments.

Continue reading

CIA Director Brennan email hacked: Is this a big problem?

CIA Director John Brennan’s personal email was hacked. How would you comment on this, is this just an embarrassment or is this something more, does it have some broader security consequences in your opinion? Read few comments.

Continue reading

Cyberwarfare: Where are we heading?

Read few comments.

Global Conference on CyberSpace is taking place in The Hague. Credit: Andrej Matisak

Global Conference on CyberSpace is taking place in The Hague. Credit: Andrej Matisak

Continue reading

Is Sony hack a sign of normality?

Releasing emails from Sony hack is first of all a criminal activity, but this scandal has also some political connotations as it seems North Korea might be behind it and Sony has decided not to release The Interview movie. So it seems that the massive attack on a soft target brought some gains to attackers. Regarding this how would you describe what is happening. Is it just cyber crime or some sort of political cyber terrorism, and why? Read few comments.

Continue reading

Russia vs. Ukraine: Also a cyberconflict?

What do you expect from developments in Ukraine-Russian cyberspace? Kind of an escalation as we read reports like “Snake’ Cyberattacks Target Ukraine’s Government“?

Continue reading