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NEW: US unveils revamped strategy for #counterintelligence

Instead of focusing on nation-state adversaries, new strategy "focuses on five key areas where foreign intelligence entities are hitting us hardest" per @NCSCgov Dir William Evanina
New #counterintelligence strategy to focus on:
-critical infrastructure
-key US supply chains
-US economy
-American democratic institutions
-cyber & technical ops

...per @NCSCgov
@NCSCgov Under new strategy, US counterintelligence counting on more help from the private sector for info & countermeasures

"W/the private sector & democratic institutions increasingly under attack, this is no longer a problem the US gvt can address alone" per @NCSCgov's Evanina
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Hackers spearphished U.S. government agency with North Korea-related content last year

The dates match up with a period when tensions mounted over flagging denuclearization talks between the Trump administration and Kim Jong-un’s regime.
cyberscoop.com/government-age… #cyber
The contents of the emails, which were sent with malicious files attached, touched on North Korean geopolitical topics, such as the possibility of a dialogue between Washington and Pyongyang or Russian-North Korean trade issues.
The report does not say whether the spearphishing attempts were successful.

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JAN 23, 2020
🔒 🦠 Tampa Bay Times struck by #ransomware, joining a growing club of hacked media outlets cyberscoop.com/tampa-bay-time… #cyber
The Tampa Bay Times became the latest major U.S. news organization to be infected with a ransomware virus when the Ryuk strain infiltrated its systems
Hackers did not compromise any data, such as payment or customer information, the Times reported, and the paper expected to recover by restoring its system from backup files.
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🚆It’s a Rail Thread Friday 🚆

I’m personally individually proud to help Claire Shooter @LDCMoiso team @RSSB_Rail in their search for imaginative, analytical minds to help bring cutting edge research and technology onto the UK railway.

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🚆What will you do ?🚆

Search on technological and operational questions relevant to rail, scanning the horizon for new technologies and developments that could impact the sector, and facilitating research projects @RSSB_rail

Apply here ⬇️⬇️⬇️
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After #Facebook and #WhatsApp now Twitter Spying Scandal

Two former #Twitter employees have been caught #spying for #SaudiArabia, obtained personal account information of critics of the government in the Kingdom.
greatgameindia.com/former-twitter…
Did you know a Secret Facebook Unit created India’s #TrollArmies for digital propaganda #fakenews as well as conducted massive secret emotional & psychological manipulation experiments on voters to influence Indian elections? gginews.in/facebooks-secr…
Trump personally paid the CEO of #Google Sundar Pichai a visit to get an assurance from him that “he is totally committed to the U.S. Military”.

greatgameindia.com/google-treason…
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#OTD in 1988, a graduate student launched the first major cyberattack on the internet—later dubbed the Morris Worm—delaying emails and slowing military and university functions to a crawl. ow.ly/m5Xi50wZzwU
Within 24 hours, the #cyber worm hit an estimated 6,000 of the approximately 60,000 computers then connected to the internet, prompting victims to disconnect their computers from the network or wipe their systems.
The Morris Worm drove developers to create vital computer intrusion detection software, but it also inspired a new generation of hackers who continue to threaten our digital systems. Learn how to protect your computer from modern-day cyberattacks at staysafeonline.org.
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Heres Aharon Almog-Assoulin, a retired Israeli security official who until recently served on the town council in a suburb of #TelAviv. He was one of the undercover agents used by #BlackCube hired by #NSOGroup to #spy on #CitizenLab journalists exposing #Pegasus among other jobs.
Heres a partial list of #cybersecurity firms linked directly to #cyber weapons dealer #NSOGroup that targeted Indian journalists and activists using #Pegasus. Almost all of them spawned out of Israeli intelligence #Unit8200. #WhatsApp #WhatsAppSpywareRow
Acc to 2016 price list, #NSOGroup charges customers $650,000 to hack 10 devices on top of $500,000 installation fee. If 41 Indians were targeted it will be 4 times the fee + installation. That comes to a whopping 31,00,000 USD equals 21,96,80,725.00 INR. Thanks to @Kodungolan737
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#Pegasus was created by Israeli #cyber weapons dealer #NSOGroup whose parent company Francisco Partners also owns #CrossMatch contracted by #UIDAI for #Aadhaar. This was revealed by us already in 2017. Took almost 2 years for Indian media to catchup. #RIP
gginews.in/cia-spies-acce…
Hopefully @Swamy39 alerted the PMO as promised regarding this threat from Israeli #cyber weapons firm #NSOGroup that created spying tool #Pegasus and whose sister concern with links to #CIA was awarded #Aadhaar contract.
Above article was written in 2017. Blackstone made a deal to buy NSO Group but was dropped after heavy protests. So backed by Novalpina Capital stakes were bought back by NSO Group in Feb 2019. The #Aadhaar contract and the spying happened when Francisco Partners owned NSO Group.
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You can:
1. Hire an expat and listen to them @Advance
2. Sign up to #weeklysparks > sparkfestival.co
3. Be a customer of your co, find problems to solve. Solve them.
4. Get @hyperanna_AI and see what the data says

bit.ly/2No8P5B
4. Read @neweconomymedia
5. Understand the scale of the challenge with @FaethmAI
6. Do the assessment and training with @WYWM_Academy
7. Join a #hackathon run by @servantofchaos
8. Go on a Trade Mission to Israel with @AICC_NSW
9. Go to demo day @SydneyIncubate or @murudau
10. Visit a hub like @stoneandchalk, @HaymarketHQ, @TheStudioAu or @TankStreamLabs
11. Ask @Entirl to share how Ireland rebuilt its economy and visit Estonia.
12. Visit @MaRSDD and see how they turned around > @KJsaysthis
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#India's Kudankulam #Nuclear Power Plant has been hit by #cyberattack. Authorities were already alerted of the threat months in advance. The power plant project built in collaboration with #Russia has been a target of foreign players since its inception.
greatgameindia.com/kudankulam-nuc…
The second 1,000 MW #nuclear power unit at #Kudankulam, owned by the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) stopped power generation on Saturday 19th October, owing to “SG level low”.
greatgameindia.com/kudankulam-nuc…
More than a month before the unit stopped operating, NCSC was notified of intrusion of their systems by #cyber threat intelligence analyst @RungRage. The alert was generated on investigation by #cybersecurity firm #Kaspersky into spy tools dubbed #DTrack. greatgameindia.com/kudankulam-nuc…
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Die #IT-Umgebung des indischen #AKW's Kudankulam wurde nicht nur gehackt, sondern als Command and Control Server benutzt.

Hoffentlich war die #OT nicht auch öffentlich am Netz!

#KRITIS Sektor #Energie #nuclear #nuclearsafety #Resilienz #Cyber #Security

Zur Unterscheidung:

IT sind Informationstechnische Systeme (#PC #Laptop #Windows #Office, #Buchhaltung...)

OT sind Operative Systeme (#ICS #SCADA #SPS #HMI #PLC #Steuertechnik...)
Angemessener Stand der Technik #SdT wie in #KRITIS gefordert wurde offenbar im #AKW nicht eingehalten.

Strikte #Trennung zwischen #OT-Steuersystemen und #IT ist eine wesentliche #Sicherheitsmaßnahme!

Weitere #Maßnahmen und #Forderungen finder Ihr hier.

ag.kritis.info/politische-for…
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"We're doing better" at using all elements of nat'l power, per @FDD_CMPP Chair, former Nat'l Sec Adviser, ret LTG HR McMaster at @FDD

But warns against viewing military ops as "ends in and of themselves"
@FDD_CMPP @FDD "The map of the world is being reshaped" per @JCZarate1 at @FDD "There's a physical reshaping, there's a virtual reshaping... You also have reshaped alliances"
"We are not very good at not just combining elements of power but thinking about how the asymmetric properties of the global environment are actually taking place & how we operate in it" per @JCZarate1
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2/16 Silencing expert voices in the cybersecurity discussion space is a
strategy for weakness not strength, as any Red Team expert would tell
you. #CyberCon #CensorCon
3/16 The @CyberGovAU removed me from the #AISA #CyberCon speakers list
8 days b4 the event. Reason: my talk content was 'incongruent' w/ the
largest cybersec conf in AU. Yet they had not seen my talk content yet.
#CensorCon #cyber #infosec #cybersecurity #informationsecurity
4/16 #CyberCon removed me from the speakers list based on my talk title
alone. I'm not the only speaker removed: @Thomas_Drake1 was also disinvited. Others
told to alter format. #CensorCon #cyber #infosec #cybersecurity #informationsecurity
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France has published its military #AI strategy! Very exciting. Will read today.

defense.gouv.fr/salle-de-press…
Also, @BMVg_Bundeswehr, how's it looking? Any chance we might see a similar strategy from you?
@BMVg_Bundeswehr Alright people, strap in, let's do this.
Thread on France's new military #AI strategy.
(note - I couldn't find an English translation, so I'll translate, but keep in mind the translation isn't official).
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Today is the first day of the 8th Int'l Conference on Cyber Security, co-hosted by the FBI & Fordham University. All week, experts from govt, law enforcement, private sector, & academia will be meeting for discussion & coordination on global cyber security. #ICCS2019 @NewYorkFBI
This morning, @NewYorkFBI SAC Aristedes Mahairas kicked off #ICCS2019 with remarks outlining the goal of ICCS to provide #cyber security information to the private & public sector, and reminded the audience that cybersecurity has become a way of life for all of us.
Today, Matt Gorham, Assistant Director of the #FBI’s Cyber Division, gave a keynote address at #ICCS2019 about the #cyber threats facing the FBI and our partners, and how we are working together to meet them. @iccsny
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I read Kissinger, Schmidt and Huttenlocher’s @TheAtlantic article on the future of #AI, and given the article’s reach, I think it’s worth talking about a few things. Thread.
I recommend reading the piece which I find in parts very illustrative of the debate on #AI in the policy community (I’m defining ‘policy community’ very broadly here). theatlantic.com/magazine/archi…
Of course, the authors are highly respected (though not uncontroversial) individuals, and at least two of them know *a lot more* about #AI than I do, so I mean no disrespect. Still, a few things seem worth looking at closer.
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#HappeningNow: FBI EAD Amy Hess is in conversation at the annual Fortune @brainstormtech conference, speaking abt FBI’s efforts to combat #cyber threats, threats posed by nation-state actors, & importance of working w/ private sector partners. fortune.com/2019/07/01/for… #FortuneTech
#ICYMI here are some highlights from EAD Hess’ conversation about protecting the connected at the #FortuneTech conference in Aspen yesterday. Watch the full conversation here: @brainstormtech
EAD Hess: Clearly China’s goal is to become the world’s dominant superpower & to do that they’re willing to steal info, intellectual property, PII. And while they’re doing those things, they’re also investing in U.S. companies, and all of this together creates risk. #FortuneTech
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#Privacy #Cyber #Journalists: Do a little googling on who is and who was, linked to this Israeli company Carbyne also known as "Reporty" and where some of their people are working now and why. #Epstein #Theil #Barak #BlackCube #ErikPrince thesun.co.uk/news/9407361/h…
Peter Thiel built Palentir the old relational database software they used to hunt terrorists. Owns a piece of Carbyne. m.calcalistech.com/Article.aspx?g…
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Some ideas for „KPI“ in Security Operation Centers (Thread).
Most important and first: Don’t create wrong incentives for your analysts, i.E. „time to alert close“ pushes your analysts in laxity.
To check for anomalies in your data sources: Top x alarm sources, Least x alarm sources
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#LIVE: #GenDunford speaks with @MichaelEOHanlon @BrookingsInst on the current national security landscape, the state of our #JointForce, and key defense choices for the future. twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…
#GenDunford on the importance of mil-mil dialogue with his #Russian counterpart: "We have agreed to have an open dialogue to manage crises and miscalculation and to not politicize our relationship."
#GenDunford on the @NATO alliance over his tenure: The focus has been on deterrence as well as assurance in defense investments through the European Deterrence Initiative, which has improved deterrence and the cohesion of the alliance. #WeAreNATO
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#HappeningNow: #FBI Director Wray speaks to the Council on Foreign Relations about national security, the threat posed by China, and the need for strong partnerships across many sectors. @CFR_org ow.ly/BJWC50sfEXa
Director Wray: Threats we face today are too diverse, too dangerous, & too all-encompassing for any of us to tackle alone. As #FBI Director, I can see firsthand the incredible strides we’ve made toward keeping people safe from all kinds of harm, & from a wide array of bad guys.
Director Wray: 9/11 was a game-changer in so many terrible ways – not just for the U.S. & our own national security apparatus, but for the whole world. Those attacks blew apart any notion of separation between foreign & domestic threats.
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The @BBFC #AgeVerification "Certificate Standard" has been published.

This is the document which is being proffered to protect the facts & details of _YOUR_ online #Porn viewing. Let's read it together!

What could possibly go wrong?

ageverificationregulator.com/assets/bbfc-ag…
@BBFC Well, that was fast:

"this is the foundation of the non-statutory, voluntary age-verification certification scheme (the Scheme)"

"Only age-verification providers that meet the requirements of the Standard…will receive certification"

What happens to the ones that don't?
@BBFC [ Incidentally, I am going through this in real time with a mug of coffee, so there may be some jumping back and forth. Don't expect perfection. ]
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I submit: this event was elegant and full of the innovation community of Geneva. Also, if the camera was pointed the other direction, there was a chaos of robots and steampunk DIY 🤩
@opengeneva @RadioTeleSuisse @HPE @ascaphe
Yes, I did get very inspired by a chance encounter with the @EcolintGeneva #STEMcenter cross-disciplinary approach, and yes I did then bring their robots to this elegant event...
...and yes I did then get journalists, public and innovators to play with said robots 🤖... @RadioTeleSuisse @nicolascapt @ascaphe @opengeneva @HPE
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Yes, in this image she does look like #LisaPage.
bbc.com/news/world-us-…
2) Revisiting a 7 month old piece from #BigLeaguePolitics...
Goes like this ==> #PeterStrzok Grew Up In Iran, Worked As #Hussein & #Brennan’s Envoy To #IranianRegime
bigleaguepolitics.com/exposed-peter-…
3) Today's developments re: spying 4 Iran & the growing intel on #Strzok's history appear to be potentially linked. Back on the 4th Feb 2019 @GregRubini tweeted this...
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