World Donald Trump International Affairs Russia investigation President Donald Trump just made it a lot easier for the U.S. to launch offensive cyber attacks against U.S. adversaries. This week, reports revealed that the Trump administration had reversed an Obama-era policy known as the Presidential Policy Directive 20, which laid out a detailed framework government agencies had to follow to launch an offensive cyber attack. The Wall Street Journal reported that Trump officially reversed the directive Wednesday. The report claimed national security adviser John Bolton was behind the decision to reverse the policy. Since assuming his role, Bolton has worked to undo the cyber security policy put in place under former President Barack Obama. In May, Bolton eliminated the National Security Council’s cyber security coordinator role altogether, saying that it was no longer necessary because lower-level officials were already working on it. Recommended Slideshows 76 The Most … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Made It Easier To Launch Cyber Attacks Against Russia, China, and Other Foreign Adversaries
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Less than three months from the primary election, it is entirely unclear whether Florida is adequately prepared to fend off any cyber attacks that could compromise the results. Sen. Marco Rubio has his doubts, the state has yet to receive millions in federal dollars to improve security and county elections supervisors acknowledge they are scared. With the federal investigation continuing into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, Gov. Rick Scott and state officials should accelerate efforts this summer to ensure voters can have confidence in the integrity of this year’s election.The state’s track record so far is not encouraging. The Legislature failed to approve money for the five cyber security experts Scott wanted to hire even though the Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau reported last year that five Florida counties were targeted in unsuccessful Russian attacks in 2016. Counties are still buying and installing sensors that can monitor and detect … [Read more...] about Editorial: Florida should fight harder against cyber attacks on voting system
Britain\'s come forward with a promise of redemption for convicted hackers - the country\'s cyber defense unit\'s looking for reinforcements from the ranks of its former enemies. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday Like us on duration: 2:18 published: 03 Nov 2013 updated: 03 Nov 2013 views: 9449 Russian cyber attackers are targeting Britain thousands of times each and everyday, the former head of GCHQ has told LBC. Subscribe to LBC: http://bit.ly/SubscribeToLBC LBC: Leading Britain\'s Conversation DAB Digital Radio | 97.3FM FM London duration: 1:36 published: 14 Mar 2018 updated: 14 Mar 2018 views: 690 This cyber security course will enable you to prepare a defined and managed approach when responding to a data breach or cyber attack of an information asset. The content is intended for anyone who wishes to gain a better understanding of incident response or are responsible for helping … [Read more...] about UK carries out cyber-attack on Islamic State
That the fragile cease-fire in Ukraine collapsed in the first dark hours of July should not surprise observers; Russia has pursued low-level cyber hostilities against Kiev nearly since the onset of the crisis, and certainly during the recent short-lived peace offensive. Nor should we be startled by reports that cyber warriors sought to sabotage May's presidential election in Ukraine with bogus vote tallies and came close to gifting far-right, pro-Moscow candidate Dmytro Yarosh with 37 percent when he really got less than 1 percent. More instructive is the fact that the Kremlin has not upped the stakes with an overt cyber-attack on Ukraine's critical infrastructure. An assault that cripples Kiev's military command and control, civilian fiscal and energy systems, even air traffic control and broadcasting is believed feasible, but remains tucked away, unexploited, in a sealed folder on a Russian general's desk. That speaks volumes about the unpredictability of cyber weapons. The effects … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Why hasn’t Russia unleashed a cyber attack on Ukraine?
The diplomatic crisis between Britain and Russia over the nerve agent attack on a Russian spy has raised the prospect of cyber warfare between the two nuclear-armed countries. Theresa May pointed the finger firmly at Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday as she outlined retaliatory actions in parliament for the attempted assassination of Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury. The Prime Minister made it clear that she was willing to deploy Britain’s military and intelligence capabilities to take secret action against Russia, leading to speculation that it could include targeted cyber attacks. "We will deploy a range of tools from across the full breadth of our National Security apparatus in order to counter the threats of hostile state activity," she told MPs. “While I have set out some of those measures today, Members on all sides will understand that there are some that cannot be shared publicly for reasons of National … [Read more...] about How a cyber war with Russia could play out