Cyber Adversaries

NSA Deflects Blame for Baltimore Ransomware Attack

The city of Baltimore had more than two years to defend itself against the attack, and it’s officials’ fault they dropped the ball, according to NSA cyber chief Rob Joyce.

Russia’s Would-Be Windows Replacement Gets a Security Upgrade

For sensitive communications, the Russian government aims to replace the ubiquitous Microsoft operating system with a bespoke flavor of Linux, a sign of the country's growing IT independence.

NATO Getting More Aggressive on Offensive Cyber

Secretary General Stoltenberg says NATO pushes limits of what the alliance can do in cyberspace.

Senators Propose National 5G Strategy

The bipartisan bill would also fund removing Chinese equipment from existing networks.

After Executive Order, Trump Administration Puts More Pressure On Huawei

The Chinese telecom company can no longer buy U.S. tech without a waiver, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced Thursday.

Trump Issues Executive Order Over Tech Threats from Foreign Adversaries

The president directed the Commerce Secretary to establish when transactions could put national security at risk.

Pentagon ‘Matchmakers’ Aim to Keep U.S. Tech Firms from Taking Chinese Money

Defense officials hope to protect cutting-edge technologies by getting innovative firms funded by U.S.-friendly investors.

Russians Will Soon Lose Uncensored Access to the Internet

A new law allows the Kremlin to spy on, filter, and control the country’s online activity, alarming human-rights watchdogs.

Speed: The Most Essential Concept in Cyber

Speed defines both the success of the defender and the attacker.

Top Cyber Diplomat Says U.S. Needs Allies’ Help to Punish Cyberattacks

Creating a unified international response around online attacks will help “establish the legitimacy” of norms for cyberspace, says Rob Strayer.

Report: Weaponized PDFs on the Rise

The form of malware is targeting mostly the United States and Britain.

Air Force Creates CTO Role to Oversee Next-Gen Weaponry

The Air Force's new science and technology strategy for 2030 addresses increasing and evolving threats from foreign adversaries.

The Art (Not Science) of Deepfakes

Modern machine-learning technology brings deepfakes within reach of anyone.

Lawmakers Seek to Punish Robocallers with Prison Time

New bipartisan legislation aims to help Americans feel it’s safe to answer their phones again.

Report: China’s Closing the Innovation Gap

Experts say the United States needs its own robust national strategy to compete in advanced technologies.