Category Archives: Cyberwarfare

Cyberwarfare—Yes? Cyber Insurance—No!

– Just when you think that you are covered, you discover that you may not necessarily be protected by your cyber insurance. That was the startling message in an article by Adam Satariano and Nicole Perlroth with the title “Cyberattacks Reveal an Insurance Gray Area” in the SundayBusiness section…

Educate Lawmakers on Securing the Critical Infrastructure

– I drafted the retrospective column “Securing the Critical Infrastructure—Two Lost Decades” before the “breaking news” column “Oh, BTW, The Russians Cyberattacked the U.S. Critical Infrastructure,” which was posted on April 24, 2018. The former was in response to the US-CERT alerts…

Securing the Critical Infrastructure—Two Lost Decades

– On May 22, 2018, it will have been 20 years to the day since President Bill Clinton issued PDD 63 (Presidential Decision Directive No. 63: Protecting America’s Critical Infrastructure). The PDD laid out a plan to protect critical sectors of the economy, such as telecommunications, energy,…

Oh, BTW, The Russians Cyberattacked the U.S. Critical Infrastructure

– While we have been distracted by the dalliances of an errant president, the exfiltration from Facebook of personal information belonging to a gazillion users, and the use of those data to influence elections, the U.S. encountered an existential threat, which was given relatively short shrift by…

Cyberwarfare … Back(up) to Basics

– It seems that some folks are talking about reverting to former manual or analog methods should current cyber systems be compromised through cyberattacks by hostile nation states, terrorists or criminal groups. But, as we quickly found out when we were creating Y2K contingency plans, it isn’t…