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Penny Wise – Flotilla Foolish

The escalation of the sectarian fighting in Iraq has led the White House to announce the deployment of the supercarrier USS George H.W. Bush to the Persian Gulf. This 100,000-ton ship, with its 4.5-acre landing field and a crew of 6,000, has layered countermeasure and defense systems, including surface-to-air missiles and radar-guided Gatling guns (large-caliber machine guns firing over 100 ...

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GPS Purposeful Interference – The Next Generation Urban Weapon of Mass Effect

We experience everyday interference with our communication systems and devices dependent upon uninterrupted reception of signals from the United States Global Positioning System. If the signals between our GPS satellites and their receiving ground control stations, or the signals from the ground stations, were disabled by jamming or spoofing, the timing signals of all our digital systems will be disrupted. ...

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Cyber Accidents Can Have a Purpose

“Steven Chabinsky recently painted a detailed portrait of today’s evolving cybersecurity threat landscape. It’s not pretty.” reports Frank Konkel, in “If You Think Cybersecurity is ‘Just an IT Problem,’ Prepare to Get Owned.” “Aside from classified information, Chabinsky, who is chief risk officer of CrowdStrike and former deputy assistant director for the FBI’s Cyber Division, held little back for the ...

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Weekly Briefing – May 31-June 7, 2014

From ACD Cyberspace Time Security – Rachel Ehrenfeld – Speaking at the Shangri-LaDialogue security summit, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel again warned the Chinese to stop their cyber spying activities, suggesting they should renew the dialog to reduce “the risk of miscalculation and escalation in cyberspace.” In response, the director of the Center for China-America Defense Relations, Maj. Gen. Yao Yunzhu, explained: “Human beings ...

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Cyberspace Time Security

Speaking at the Shangri-La Dialogue security summit, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel again warned the Chinese to stop their cyber spying activities, suggesting they should renew the dialog to reduce “the risk of miscalculation and escalation in cyberspace.” In response, the director of the Center for China-America Defense Relations, Maj. Gen. Yao Yunzhu, explained: “Human beings by nature would like to ...

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Hard Truths, Difficult Choices: Recommendations to the G-7 on Bolstering Energy Security

In advance of next week’s G-7 meeting in Brussels aimed at seeking ways to strengthen Europe’s energy security, Dr. Gal Luft, co-director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS), and a member of ACD’s Board of Advisors, “calls on Europe to strike a better balance between environmental and energy security strategies, adopting a more positive sentiment toward ...

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Quantum Cryptography: Has the White House Heard of It?

At long last there’s good news on the cybersecurity front.  As cyber attack has continued to mount exponentially over the past five years, government has been glacially slow at even organizing itself to combat it, or to initiate or adopt proper policies to encourage the private sector. Instead, we are told again and again that cyber intruders capabilities to develop new ...

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