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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

New Book - Cyber Conflict: Competing National Perspectives

"Cyber Conflict: Competing National Perspectives". By Daniel Ventre (Edit.). Hardcover. Wiley-ISTE, May 2012, 352 pages.


Today, cyber security, cyber defense, information warfare and cyber warfare issues are among the most relevant topics both at the national and international level. All the major states of the world are facing cyber threats and trying to understand how cyberspace could be used to increase power.

 Through an empirical, conceptual and theoretical approach, Cyber Conflict has been written by researchers and experts in the fields of cyber security, cyber defense and information warfare. It aims to analyze the processes of information warfare and cyber warfare through historical, operational and strategic perspectives of cyber attack. It is original in its delivery because of its multidisciplinary approach within an international framework, with studies dedicated to different states – Canada, Cuba, France, Greece, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Slovenia and South Africa – describing the state’s application of information warfare principles both in terms of global development and “local” usage and examples.

Contents (table of contents)

1. Canada’s Cyber Security Policy: a Tortuous Path Toward a Cyber Security Strategy, Hugo Loiseau and Lina Lemay.
 2. Cuba: Towards an Active Cyber-defense, Daniel Ventre.
 3. French Perspectives on Cyber-conflict, Daniel Ventre.
 4. Digital Sparta: Information Operations and Cyber-warfare in Greece, Joseph Fitsanakis.
 5. Moving Toward an Italian Cyber Defense and Security Strategy, Stefania Ducci.
 6. Cyberspace in Japan’s New Defense Strategy, Daniel Ventre.
 7. Singapore’s Encounter with Information Warfare: Filtering Electronic Globalization and Military Enhancements, Alan Chong.
 8. A Slovenian Perspective on Cyber Warfare, Gorazd Praprotnik, Iztok Podbregar, Igor Bernik and Bojan Ticar.
 9. A South African Perspective on Information Warfare and Cyber Warfare, Brett van Niekerk and Manoj Maharaj.
 10. Conclusion, Daniel Ventre.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Article - Une cyberdissuasion est-elle possible ?

Article "Une cyberdissuasion est-elle possible ?" (Daniel Ventre) publié dans le numéro hors-série n°23 de la revue DSI. 

News - China/USA joint cyber defense exercises

According to the Guardian (UK), China and the United States engaged in joint cyber defense exercises in 2011. Two wargames war organised in 2011. The next session should be held next May 2012. The objective is to prevent a military escalation from cyber attacks. 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

News - Pentagon to fast-track cyberweapons acquisition

The Pentagon is planning to dramatically speed up the development of new cyberweapons, giving it the ability in some cases to field weapons against specific targets in a matter of days, according to a new Pentagon report to Congress. "Pentagon to fast-track cyberweapons acquisition", by Ellen Nakashima, Washington Post, April 10, 2012.

This policy may be seen as a new message sent to China and Russia, both accused of being the authors of most of the attacks suffered by the USA.

Monday, April 9, 2012

News - China world’s biggest victim of cyber attacks: Report

China world’s biggest victim of cyber attacks: Report.
A report by the National Computer Network Emergency Response Coordination Center of China says that the country has become the world's biggest victim of cyber attacks: 8.9 million domestic computers in China were attacked and controlled by 47,000 overseas Internet Protocol (IP) addresses last year. According to this report, most of the IP addresses of the attackers originated in Japan, the United States and the Republic of Korea.

Article - Israël : cyberdéfense et cyberguerre

"Israël: cyberdéfense et cyberguerre", billet (Daniel Ventre) publié sur 01Net