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Friday, November 30, 2012

News - Head of DHS never uses emails...

Head of Homeland Security doesn't use email at all. Salman Latif, nov.30, 2012, "If her own trust is that shaky towards the security of data sent online, how can she assure businesses and common users that her department can thwart any possible cyber attacks?"

Thursday, November 29, 2012

News - Internet blackout in Syria

Is Syria suffering an Internet blackout? Today, november 29, 2012, Syria has disappeared from the wider Internet. Syria's information minister said "terrorists" were the cause of the Internet blackout, not the state. Most of the phone lines that run through the major Syrian exchange are also down.

News - A virtual cybercity to train government hackers

The Pentagon is developping a virtual town (CyberCity) to train its cyberwarriors. This virtual city will have more than 15000 inhabitants. The Pentagon is training his soldiers for cyberattacks.

News - US Navy new strategy documents

Three important documents on information dominance have been signed this week at the US Army:


News - eConflicts

My new on cyber issues is opened:

Thursday, November 22, 2012

News - South Carolina (USA): breach of personal data

Millions of South Carolina residents' data stolen: 1.9 million Social Security numbers, 3.8 million tax returns and bank account details for 3.3 million people across the state. This is not really new, actually! All around the world sensitive data are stolen, databases hacked... As usual, the incident has been discovered several weeks after the incident took place: "the data was then posted online - and only discovered by the Secret Service nearly two months later" !!!

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News - US, France, Flame, cyberattacks...

- A French news magazine has accused the U.S. of using a spy software (Flame?) to hack into office of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy.   Nov.22, 2012. Arutz Sheva, Financial Times

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

News - Leçon inaugurale chaire cybersécurité et cyberdéfense

La leçon inaugurale de la chaire Cybersécurité/Cyberdéfense des Ecoles de Saint-Cyr Coëtquidan / Sogeti / Thalès a été donnée le mardi 13 novembre 2012 à l'Ecole militaire de Paris.

Le contenu de la leçon disponible ici.

Compte-rendu de la leçon, rédigé par Mr. Gérard Péliks, Président de l'Atelier Sécurité de Forum ATENA.
Communiqués de presse sur les sites suivants:
- EasyBourse
- Euroinvestor
- Challenges
- Ministère de la Défense
- SecuObs
- Combourse
- Le Point

Friday, November 9, 2012

News - Chaire Cyberdéfense - Leçon inaugurale

13 novembre 2012. Leçon inaugurale de la Chaire Cybersécurité et Cyberdéfense (Saint-Cyr/Sogeti/Thalès). Amphithéâtre de Bourcet , Ecole Militaire, Paris. 9h30 - 12h. Programme 
Contact presse: Commandant Stéphane Simon (02 92 70 720 13 - 06 76 72 34 80) 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

News - NATO CDX Cyber Coalition 12

NATO cyber defense exercise will run between 12 and 16 november 2012.
Objective: testing the effectiveness of collaborative cyber defence procedures and capabilities.
Participants: allies + Austria, Finland and Sweden (as players) + Australia, Ireland and Switzerland and EU cyber defence staff (as observers)

Friday, November 2, 2012

News - Nordic Governments and cyber defence policies

Nordic governments have identified cyber defense as a priority and have decided to increase their investments in this domain :
- national military cyber defense centers (CDC) will be dedicated to cyberdefense. Norway has allocated $500 million to the creation of its CDC over the next five years. Denmark has allocated a $20 million annual budget for its CDC, rising to $30 million in 2017
- private sector (firms developing cyber security solutions) will work closely with government
- in the following months will be set up a connecting communications’ network linking to national cyber defense center and regulatory organizations (Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Book - #CyberDoc: No Borders, No Boundaries

A book soon to be published, from Tim Sample, called “#CyberDoc: No Borders, No Boundaries”

News - Cyber rules of engagement still unfinished

Cyber rules of engagement should be published soon by US DoD... but we are still waiting for them. Article by Amber Corrin, FCW, November 1st, 2012.