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Timothy Ogden

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Working from home creates easier targets for cyber criminals

As had previously been predicted on this forum, the fact that the world appears not to be returning to its pre-COVID working culture has had major cyber security implications. The appeal of working from home does, of course, have significant appeal to both employees and companies. To workers, the absence of a commute to the …

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New Cyber Work Routines

The disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has, to some degree, been mitigated by humanity’s widespread use of technology. Indeed, although many people have tragically lost their livelihoods as a result of government-enforced lockdowns, the ability of white-collar employees to work remotely has prevented a catastrophic loss of employment opportunities, with some firms and businesses …

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British Army considers scrapping tanks, boosts cyber capabilities

British Army considers scrapping tanks, boosts cyber capabilities

The idea that cyber warfare will increasingly replace more traditional battlefield assets was strongly demonstrated this month when the British Army declared it was considering scrapping its tank units in favour of expanded cyber capabilities. The reform could also involve a curtailing of the number of Warrior Infantry Fighting Vehicles the Army currently fields; the …

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Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, Iran and Israel continue to trade cyber shots-min

Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, Iran and Israel continue to trade cyber shots

The latest incident in a series of cyber attacks between Israel and Iran came on May 21, when approximately 1,000 corporate and manufacturing targets within Israel were afflicted with defacements and denial of service attacks by the “Hackers_Of_Savior” hacktivist group. Recipients of the attack were greeted with anti-Israel and anti-Zionist messaging in Hebrew and a …

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Zoom’s Bombshells

Zoom’s Bombshells

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused problems beyond its obvious harm to the health of people across the world. The economic effects of workers not being able to do their jobs has already caused significant damage to the global economy, with economists and financial analysts predicting an economic downturn for the entire world by the …

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Chinese disinformation & the coronavirus

Chinese disinformation & the coronavirus

Although American intelligence and government officials conceded that Russian state media and diplomatic representatives have been more restrained in appropriating blame on the West for the COVID-19 outbreak than the obscure, conspiracy theory-espousing websites that they support, the same cannot be said for China. Beijing’s disinformation campaign over the coronavirus resembles its Russian counterpart in …

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Russian disinformation & the coronavirus

Russian disinformation & the coronavirus

Cyber security issues have taken something of a backseat in recent weeks due to the continued spread of the coronavirus; the deteriorating healthcare situations in countries across the world has – understandably – dominated media headlines, a trend which will likely continue until widespread control or containment is established. Russia has been quick to exploit …

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