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Iran’s Internal Conflict Plays Out On Social Media

by Tim Heath on 2018-01-17 11:02AM in NEWS-News Analysis, GOVERNMENT-National, FREE TO VIEW

Disinformation, Bots, #Hashtag wars. The civil unrest on the streets of Iran is being mirrored on social media, where government and protesters clash.

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Iran’s Cyber Capabilities

by Tim Heath on 2018-01-15 11:33AM in NEWS-News Analysis, GOVERNMENT-National, FREE TO VIEW

Offensive cyber operations have become a core tool of Iranian statecraft, gathering information against enemies at home and abroad.

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Iran’s Cyberwar Could Infiltrate Your Mailbox

by Tim Heath on 2018-01-12 03:54PM in NEWS-News Analysis, GOVERNMENT-National, FREE TO VIEW

Iran’s police crackdown on protesters could affect almost anyone who has been in contact with dissident groups, even people only distantly linked.

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Retaliation Against N Korea For WannaCry

by Tim Heath on 2018-01-10 12:00PM in NEWS-News Analysis, GOVERNMENT-National, GOVERNMENT-Defence, FREE TO VIEW

The US and British governments appear to be preparing a cyber offensive against N. Korea in payback for the damaging Wannacry attack.

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Canada’s Electronic Spies Unleashed

by Tim Heath on 2018-01-09 03:59PM in NEWS-News Analysis, INTELLIGENCE-International, GOVERNMENT-National, FREE TO VIEW

Sweeping new powers are proposed to enable Canada's security establishment to eavesdrop and launch offensive operations. Not everyone is happy.

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Russia's Experimental Hybrid War With Ukraine

by Tim Heath on 2018-01-08 03:25PM in NEWS-News Analysis, GOVERNMENT-National, GOVERNMENT-Defence, FREE TO VIEW

Against attacks which use the latest methods developed by Russia's top military theorists, Ukraine is a canary in the cyberspace coal mine.

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The Role Of Russian Influence In The Brexit Referendum Is Unclear

by Tim Heath on 2018-01-08 12:54PM in NEWS-News Analysis, GOVERNMENT-National, FREE TO VIEW

Despite mounting pressure, big social media firms are resisting requests for transparency over Russian interference with Brexit. By John Gallacher.

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Iran Turns Off The Internet

by Tim Heath on 2018-01-05 04:16PM in NEWS-News Analysis, INTELLIGENCE-International, GOVERNMENT-National, FREE TO VIEW

Iranians have taken to using VPNs and building apps to bypass their government's measure to cut off the internet to suppress protests.

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Attacks On UK Critical Infrastructure Will Double

by Tim Heath on 2017-12-12 10:24AM in NEWS-News Analysis, GOVERNMENT-National, FREE TO VIEW

Critical infrastructure systems in Britain are becoming more vulnerable at the same time as there is a growing shortage of security analysts.

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Russia Is Providing North Korea With Internet Connectivity

by Tim Heath on 2017-12-11 12:04PM in NEWS-News Analysis, GOVERNMENT-National, FREE TO VIEW

By supplying North Korean hackers with added bandwidth and improved capability Russia is promoting even more destructive cyber attacks.

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