How Russia conducts false flag operations

By Leigh Hartman Why would the Russian Federation send soldiers in disguise to lead protests in another country? Or order its troops to attack partners of Russia? Russia has long conducted such “false flag” operations to portray itself or its partners as victims, evade responsibility, sow confusion and create a pretext for war. In 2008, Russia sent ...
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Cybersecurity and you: Upgrade your skills with free courses

Want to protect yourself and your business like a Fortune 500 company? Now you can. Some of the biggest international companies offer free cybersecurity training to the public. People at every skill level have access to an array of courses, including: For anyone:  Amazon’s Cybersecurity Awareness training  program, which is designed to teach all computer users basic cybersecurity skills, ...
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Nations rally to fight global ransomware threat

By Leigh Hartman Computer hackers are using ransomware to infiltrate networks and hold businesses, even critical infrastructure, hostage. In July, a single ransomware incident affected thousands of businesses in at least 17 countries , including the United States, and sought to extort tens of millions of dollars in cryptocurrency. That’s why the White House convened representatives from 30 countries and the European Union October 13–14 for ...
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U.S. targets Iranian regime’s global cyberattacks

The U.S. is disrupting the Iranian regime’s state-sponsored hacking campaign that has targeted dozens of countries worldwide as well as human rights activists and others within Iran. The  U.S. Department of the Treasury has sanctioned more than 40 people  and the Rana Intelligence Computing Company, a front company, assisting Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security in hacking hundreds of people and entities in more than 30 ...
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The global reach of the Chinese government’s hackers and thieves

Hackers and intellectual property thieves with the People’s Republic of China are attacking countries worldwide. Thieves working to advance the PRC’s military and economic development goals have targeted a German pharmaceutical giant, semiconductor producers in Taiwan, and high-tech manufacturers in countries from the U.S. to South Korea to Australia. U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo ...
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U.S. helps allies fight cyberattacks

Cybersecurity experts from the U.S. Cyber Command are working with other nations to identify malware and network attacks. Cyberattacks undermine elections and threaten democracy. By working with host nations, Cyber Command has identified more than 40 malware samples since 2018. The best way to fight cyberattacks  and false information campaigns is to expose the weapons used in the attack. When an ...
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