Our Top Weekend Reads
The U.N.’s diversity problem, why Americans are giving up on democracy, and Germany’s successful—yet broken—integration experiment.
Israel and Iran Just Showed Us the Future of Cyberwar With Their Unusual Attacks
A shadow war fought largely in secret has reached a new, more open phase.
Can State’s New Cyber Bureau Hack It?
The U.S. State Department is working to stand up a new cybersecurity bureau, but it's hobbled by debates with lawmakers on its purpose and mandate.
A Million Mistakes a Second
Ultrafast computing is critical to modern warfare. But it also ensures a lot could go very wrong, very quickly.
The Trump Administration Just Threw Out America’s Rules for Cyberweapons
U.S. cyberstrategy needs updating, but this isn’t the way to do it.
Size Doesn’t Matter for Spies Anymore
In the era of cyber-espionage, even the smallest countries can play on the biggest stage.
Quote of the Day
How the military misapprehends cyberspace — and how that in turn undercuts cyber deterrence.
Does Kaspersky Have Something to Hide?
The Russian security giant faces scrutiny worldwide. Is there fire beneath the smoke?
The Kremlin’s Newest Hybrid Warfare Asset: Gangsters
Russia and other states have taken to hiring street gangs and thugs to do the sort of dirty work that even spies don't want to touch.
The United States Is Not Ready for a Cyber-Pearl Harbor
The weekend’s massive “ransomware” attack exposed the glaring vulnerabilities in our cybersecurity readiness.
Putin’s Masterstroke of Nonretaliation
In refusing to expel U.S. diplomats in response to President Obama’s sanctions, the Russian leader pulled another fast one on the White House.
If Putin is hacking American elections, what other mischief might he be funding?
How does one raise the logical question of Russian meddling without giving offense?
Fear This Man
To spies, David Vincenzetti is a salesman. To tyrants, he is a savior. How the Italian mogul built a hacking empire.
How the United States Can Win the Cyberwar of the Future
Cold War-era deterrence theory won't cut it anymore.
Cyberoffense, Deterrence, and the Dawn of a New Era of War
Do our leaders know enough about code and IT to develop sufficient cyberpolicy? Listen to David Rothkopf, Rosa Brooks, Kori Schake, and David Sanger explore the modern challenges facing cybersecurity.
What @Snowden Told Me About the NSA’s Cyberweapons
From MonsterMind to TreasureMap, we’ve only just scratched the surface of the United States’ hyper-clandestine offensive capabilities.
A good 1st step: Pentagon going to use Guard and Reserves to grow cyber force
Now how about someone starting a reserve unit in Silicon Valley?
‘The End of Big’: Evidence that the trends apply to our big armed forces as well
If you are looking for books on how institutions and organizations respond societal and technological shifts, I think Nicco Mele’s book The End of Big provides a good overview for how these trends are shaping 21st Century organizations.