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The   Been   There,   Bled   There    Blog   that   covers,   well,   just   about   anything   that   we   feel   you   can gain   critical   insight   from.      We   wear   our   battle   scars   with   pride   and   are   grizzled   enough   to occasionally yell, “Get off of my Lawn!” As they say, “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up!”
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The   term,   "cyberwar"   is   being   bandied   about   more   and   more.   While   some   appears   to   be   just   more   hyperbole,   FUD   and clickbait,   there's   something   going   on;   capabilities   are   catching   up   with   intent   -   and   not   just   by   nation-states.   The commoditization   of   attack   tools   has   made   it   possible   for   anyone   with   a   grudge   to   conduct   denial   of   service,   locate and track targeted individuals, and suppress the free flow of information. Yes,   the   Russians   penetrated   a   dam,   a   water   utility   in   Illinois   was   compromised,   and   the   energy   sector   is   known   to have   other   countries   extant   within   computing   systems   since   2011.   That's   bad   enough,   but   now   activists   are   using   GPS to   track   women   entering   Planned   Parenthood,   60%   of   domestic   violence   victims   have   spyware   on   their   phones   and are   being   tracked   by   their   abusers,   and   anti-government   fanatics   are   waking   up   to   the   fact   that   they   can   buy   their   way into capabilities that were once reserved for technical experts. This    does    not    bode    well    for    the    operators    of    critical    infrastructure    at    the    local    scale    -    traffic    management, communication   systems   for   law   enforcement   and   public   safety,   water   and   waste   treatment,   dam   operations   -   the   list goes   on.   While   ransomware   is   an   annoyance,   it's   not   personal.   Intentional   disruption   is,   and   I   believe   that   as   we   are watching    for    signs    of    North    Korea    and    ISIS    activity,    we    need    to    be    vigilant    on    the    domestic    front    as    well.    Our infrastructure, our freedom of speech, and the fidelity of our election systems are all being threatened. Some news references that support the assertion: Clueless s’kiddies using exploit kits are behind ransomware surge http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/14/ransomware_surge_intel_security_report/ Right wing cyber attacks on Healthcare.gov website confirmed http://www.examiner.com/article/right-wing-cyber-attacks-on-healthcare-gov-website-confirmed How to Hack an Election http://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-how-to-hack-an-election/ At   Critical   Informatics   we   have   initiated   threat   research   as   a   division   of   SOC   operations.   We'll   keep   the   radar   up,   and will   monitor   and   communicate   on   events   and   trends   that   may   impact   our   collective   ability   to   provide   life-safety,   life- sustaining, and quality of life services.
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Cyberwar Can Also Be A Civil War   6/16/2016 By Michael Hamilton CISSP CEO
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The   Been   There,   Bled   There    Blog   that   covers, well,   just   about   anything   that   we   feel   you   can gain   critical   insight   from.      We   wear   our   battle scars    with    pride    and    are    grizzled    enough    to occasionally yell, “Get off of my Lawn!” As they say, “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up!”
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