Tag Archives: US

Ron Deibert in JustSecurity on Russia’s DNC hack

Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert has authored a piece in JustSecurity on the FBI’s report on the Russian hacking of the Democratic National Convention (DNC). In the article, titled “The DHS/FBI Report on Russian Hacking was a Predictable Failure,” Deibert assesses the report itself, as well as the Obama administration’s response to the hacking, and its public handling.

US Indictment of Chinese Military Hackers: Cybersecurity Gets Personal

The trajectories of the U.S. and Chinese governments on cyber security have officially diverged with the May 19 unsealing of an indictment against five Chinese nationals accused of cyber espionage against U.S. companies.

Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert talks about the NSA spying scandal

On Friday, 7 June, Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert spoke to Matt Galloway of CBC Radio’s Metro Morning show about the NSA spying scandal.

Social Media CyberWatch – April 2013

This Social Media CyberWatch looks at various legislative updates to privacy law, as well as other social media tracking activities.

Director Ron Deibert participating in International Engagement on Cyber 2013

April 10th, 2013

Social Media CyberWatch – March 2013

This edition of Social Media CyberWatch looks at new developments in privacy research, legal debates, and online service provider policies and decisions.

Why the U.S. is not in a cyber war

Source: Ian Wallace, The Daily Beast

For several weeks, it has been difficult to open a newspaper or watch a Sunday talk show without hearing about the advent of “cyber war.”

Obama’s cyberwarfare strategy will backfire

Source: Jason Healey, US News

America’s generals and spymasters have decided they can secure a better future in cyberspace through, what else, covert warfare, preemptive attacks, and clandestine intelligence.

Chinese cyberwar and the US ‘myth of scheming’

Source: Graham Webster, Al Jazeera

Last week, after the Washington Post reported that numerous Washington institutions in and outside government have experienced hacking attributed to China, the Post’s excellent political writer Ezra Klein had an unfortunate foray into commentary on Chinese elite politics.

Hacking isn’t cyberwar, for now

Source: Chris Bronk, The New York Times

“There’s no cyberwar without a real war,” argues cryptographer Bruce Schneier. Yet some sort of cyberconflict with China is afoot.