Category Archives: Cyberwarfare

Cyberattacks: Contests or War?

– I think that one of the major unresolved issues in cyberspace is differentiating between competitive activities and cyberwarfare. In a March 17, 2021 post on Security Boulevard, with the title “Winning the Cybersecurity Contest,” available at  Winning the Cybersecurity Contest –…

Will AI Short Circuit Cybersecurity?

– The general tone of Chris Baraniuk’s February 23, 2021 article on the BBC website, “How Google’s hot air balloon surprised its creators,” available at   https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210222-how-googles-hot-air-balloon-surprised-its-creators is one of wonderment, although…

Cybersecurity Lessons from the Pandemic: Getting Lucky

– Antonio Regalado’s February 5, 2021 article in the MIT Technology Review, “The next act for messenger RNA could be bigger than covid vaccines,” which is available at The next act for messenger RNA could be bigger than covid vaccines | MIT Technology Review, is a riveting account of how the…

Solar Winds Blow Hard

– Unbelievable! But true. The enormous hack, purportedly by Russia (per Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and others), of major U.S. government agencies and the U.S.’s biggest corporations—apparently some 18,000 organizations according to the software maker—came through malware planted in updates…

Cybersecurity Lessons from the Pandemic: Prevention

– Prevention lies somewhere between avoidance and protection, and preventative methods can belong to either. For example, what is stopping outsiders from entering your country or state or town in order to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus? Some might say that is avoidance. Others might…