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DAVID & GOLIATH – KINETIC OR CYBER?

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Staff operate at the NATO Computer Incident Response Capability (NCIRC) technical centre in southwestern Belgium. The NCIRC protects NATO systems and information from any form of attack. (Yves Logghe/ Associated Press)
Is it time Military covered its Achilles’ heel?
Technology pundits, especially those who have their heads down in cyber warfare research, have been warning military establishments that as well as beefing up their kinetic arsenal, it’s about time that defence organizations looked more deeply into cyber-warfare too.
According to National Defence Industrial Association’s (NDIA) trade magazine ‘National Defence’, The Defence Department knows how to fight a kinetic war with bullets, bombs and boots on the ground, but it is still figuring out what a cyber-war would look like and how it would be fought.’
There is no guarantee that the U.S. information technology infrastructure would stand up to a full-spectrum cyber-attack by a sophisticated enemy, said a January report ti…

THE ORGANIZED CHAOS OF CHAOTIC CYBER ATTACKS

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A view of the cyber attacks carried out against the U.S. within a 45-minute span.


These days it’s not just the air flight route maps available out there for the aviation industry enthusiasts, there’s something more interesting that’s being mapped. Cyber attacks maps. Yes, now you can track in real-time, who’s attacking who in the cyberspace.
U.S.-based computer security firm Norse has released a real-time animated map that illustrates ongoing cyber attacks around the world. Without a doubt, the U.S. is getting constantly hammered by hackers.
In just 45 minutes, the U.S. was the victim of 5,840 cyber attacks. Within that span of time, the U.S. suffered from 27 times more cyber attacks than Thailand, the second most targeted country. Thailand was the target of only 220 cyber attacks during these 45 minutes.
The Norse map does not represent all hacking attempts in the world. Instead, according to Smithsonian Magazine, the map relies on a Norse honeypot network — a network purposefu…