Category: Cyber

Investor’s Business Daily: Hillary Clinton’s email server a foreign spy magnet

The private email server of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, set up for personal secrecy purposes, was a “spy magnet” for foreign intelligence services. I wrote about the problem in Investor’s Business Daily. It is worth noting that I gave Clinton’s office a week to respond to my questions, and no one there chose to comment. The text of...

Digital citizen-sleuths: Social media played big role in solving Boston Marathon jihad case

Individual citizens, with their digital cameras and social media networks, played a major role in helping authorities solve the Boston Marathon jihadi case. Call it crowdsourcing intelligence. Photos, videos, Facebook updates, tweets, and online research and analysis provided substantial clues for police and investigators in identifying and taking down the Islamist brothers who murdered at least four and injured more...

New professional advancement for security strategists – Still time to sign up

National security professionals: Want to jump-start your career by sharpening your strategic thinking? There’s still time to sign up for an intensive program that I’m directing at the Institute of World Politics. PASS:PORT is a new opportunity for US government national security¬†professionals to stimulate their strategic thinking, advance their careers, and more effectively shape their actions in defense of the...

IO Class 10 – Awesome guest lecturer, plus practical issues

This week our Information Warfare class has a change in the syllabus, with a guest lecture from special operations veteran Joel Harding (http://twitter.com/#!/joel_harding). Mr Harding is one of Washington’s best operational experts on information warfare and related fields. After long service in the US Army Special Forces, he later joined the AOC/Electronic Warfare Association and founded the Information Operations Institute....

Iranian ‘intelligence operation’ targeted dissidents’ secure communication

The Iranian intelligence service has hacked into sensitive computer security systems and reportedly stolen electronic identification certificates for Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Skype and Mozilla (Firefox). The purpose was to break into the opposition’s encrypted communications. To minimize the regime’s ability to steal your information and contacts, it’s time to update your browsers and change your passwords. According to the technology...

Will Barclays Bank be next target of patriot hackers?

Now that hackers and web activists have gone after online supporters of Wikifreak Julian Assange, one must ask, Will Barclays Bank and other British firms be next? Barclays is a big British bank that is housing a legal defense fund for Assange. According to Assange’s London defense team, Barclays is housing an account called “FSI – Julian Assange Defence Fund.”...

Russia creates too many questions about Polish plane crash

The Russian government’s actions raise too many questions about the April 10 airplane crash that killed many of the most anti-Russian leaders of Poland. My recent conversations with informed Polish sources reveal so many irregularities with how the Russian government handled the crash that nobody should presume that the disaster was accidental until all the facts are in. I knew...