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Third European Cybersecurity Forum

Sean Kanuck delivers Keynote at CYBERSEC 2017

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    IISS Cyber Report: 18 to 24 January

    25 January 2018.  US considers nuclear strike against cyber attacks; UK to launch fake news response team; malware capable of controlling nuclear plants leaked online.

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    IISS Cyber Report: 14 to 20 December

    21 December 2017.  US to enhance cyber capabilities; North Korea disrupts cryptocurrency exchange; Russian vessels endanger world internet, UK defence chief warns.

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    IISS Cyber Report: 7 to 13 December

    14 December 2017.  New US National Security Strategy targets cyber threats; Iranian hackers attack Middle East governments; Houthi rebels bring down internet in Yemen.

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    IISS Cyber Report: 30 November to 6 December

    07 December 2017.  Russian cyber fraudster convicted by US; artificial intelligence helps Facebook censor terrorist content; Indian troops told to delete Chinese phone apps.

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    IISS Cyber Report: 23 to 29 November

    30 November 2017.  Chinese hacker in US indictment linked to Beijing; Uber paid off hackers to conceal breach; Skype loses appeal against eavesdropping by authorities.

  • IISS Voices

    IISS Cyber Report: 16 to 21 November

    23 November 2017.  US makes exploits disclosure process transparent; ASEAN’s declaration to combat cybercrime; US urged to rethink automated vetting of immigrants.

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    IISS Cyber Report: 9 to 15 November

    16 November 2017.  UK prime minister accuses Russia of cyber-espionage; NATO commits to improving cyber defence; US fears surveillance by Chinese-made CCTVs.

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    IISS Cyber Report: 2 to 8 November

    09 November 2017.  China trains youths in counter-intelligence; encryption protects Texas shooter’s phone; US ‘hack back’ legislation could lead to cyber war, warns expert.

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    Cyber attacks: fight the disease, not the symptom

    08 November 2017.  Cyber security company Kaspersky Lab’s links to the Russian government prompted a hearing at the House of Representatives. Those giving evidence included IISS Director of Future Conflict and Cyber Security Sean Kanuck – who says politicians and businesses should focus on cyber attackers themselves, rather than the methods they use.  

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    IISS Cyber Report: 26 October to 1 November

    02 November 2017.  North Korea steals warship blueprint from South; Cyber attacks an act of war, according to EU draft paper; New York Times now available on dark web.

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