Cyberdeterrence Needs People, Not Weapons
Mass mobilization might be the best line of defense in a world of online warfare.
Can Hong Kong Keep Resisting?
Plus: Iran raises the stakes, the European Union hopes to break deadlock, and the other stories we’re following today.
The Navy Wanted a New Cyber Official, but a Housing Scandal Got in the Way
Military families complain of appalling living conditions.
How to Regulate the Internet Without Becoming a Dictator
The British model of filtering data rather than content can protect citizens while preserving an open internet.
Hackers Turn the Tables on Russia
A new website features documents pilfered from Kremlin officials and agencies.
The Rise of the Cyber-Mercenaries
What happens when private firms have cyberweapons as powerful as those owned by governments?
Washington Needs a New Solarium Project To Counter Cyberthreats
President Eisenhower confronted the unprecedented nuclear threat of the 1950s with a novel exercise. The United States needs a similar approach to tackle today's cyber threats.
North Korean Destructive Malware Is Back, Says DHS Report
Malware not seen since the 2014 attack on Sony has returned, raising the possibility of future destructive attacks.
Inside a European Center to Combat Russia’s Hybrid Warfare
Western countries are looking for new ways to defend against a new generation of war. Does a center in Finland have the answers?
What Would a Saudi-Iran War Look Like? Don’t look now, but it is already here
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NATO’s Little Noticed but Important New Aggressive Stance on Cyber Weapons
Not many people noticed it, but last month, NATO made a dramatic change in its cyber policy.
Where’s the 9/11 Commission for Russia’s Election Attack?
It’s about far more than tech companies and targeted ads. A whole of government response is needed to make sure this never happens again.
Is the NSA Doing More Harm Than Good in Not Disclosing Exploits?
Inside the complicated national security calculus behind disclosing zero-day vulnerabilities.
Spyware Sold to Mexican Government Was Used to Target Experts Investigating Missing Students
The spyware is meant to track terrorists, but Mexico apparently turned it on journalists, activists and others.
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.
America’s Arab Allies Should Work Together to Stop Iranian Cyberattacks
Instead of a comprehensive solution to the region’s security threats, the Trump administration should narrow its focus.
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.
Top Threat Facing U.S. Is Cyber, Says Outgoing CIA Lawyer
Caroline Krass talked about cyber threats, enhanced interrogation, and future challenges for the new administration.
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.
Is Russia Responsible for a Cyber Attack Against the OSCE?
The OSCE confirms it was the victim of a cyber attack, but does not want to speculate as to the perpetrator.