cyber strategy

Pierluigi Paganini December 11, 2016
UK National Security Strategy, Cyber Security is a top priority

The UK Government published the first annual report on the implementation of the 2015 National Security Strategy. The strategy considers cyber security a top priority alongside the resurgence of state-based threats (Russia’s actions in Syria and Ukraine) and the terrorism (extremism and instability). When dealing with the impact of technology, especially cyber threats the report […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 13, 2016
Singapore will isolate Government Computers from the Internet

The Government of Singapore will cut off civil servants’ work computers from the Internet in order to secure Government networks. The Singapore’s prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong confirmed this week that the Government would disconnect from the Internet government work stations within a year for security reasons. The measure was aimed at preventing cyber attacks that […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 04, 2015
US power grid vulnerable to cyber attacks

The former Secretary of Defense William Cohen revealed that the US power grid is vulnerable to terror attacks, a major cyber attack was a matter time. Security experts and US politicians are aware that the power grid is vulnerable to a terrorist attack. Nation’s power grid is a privileged target for terrorists as explained by the former […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 18, 2015
25 billion Cyberattacks hit systems in Japan during 2014

The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology revealed that more than 25 billion cyberattacks hit  systems in Japan during 2014. I decided to write this post to highlight the importance of a cybersecurity posture for any government. When the majority of people thinks to cybersecurity, has no idea of principal cyber threats and their […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 13, 2012
Reflections on Infomation Warfare Conference 2012

Last week I attended the third Annual Information Warfare Conference, an interesting opportunity to understand the evolution of cyber warfare scenario specifically for my Italian context. One of the main reflection raised is the limited knowledge on the social-economic impact of the concept of cyber weapon, the majority of governments are currently working to improve […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 19, 2012
UK cyber strategy discussed in ISC report 2011/2012

The elaboration of a proper cyber strategy is one the main target of intelligence services all around the world. We often discuss of US and Israel, but also European governments are pushing to reinforce their presence in the cyber space. The fear of cyber attacks against critical infrastructures is high, it is a common strategy […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 21, 2012
Wikiboat against the Pentagon, risks on Anonymous evolution

We live in the cyber era, governments measure their capabilities in the cyberspace with reciprocal attacks of increasing complexity.Every government is developing an adequate cyber strategy investing huge quantity of money in the establishment of cyber units, on formation of groups of cyber experts and on the development of new cyber weapons. In this scenario […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 26, 2012
Al Qaeda continues to frighten the U.S, the cyber war is begun

Many experts are convinced that the death of Bin Laden marked the end of an ideological group that has been beheaded of its leaders and that began to slowly fall apart. The same experts are convinced that from the rubble of the group might begin small groups, definitely dangerous, but without a central coordination that […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 21, 2012
US vc China. Is cyber warfare gap increasing?

The Chinese offensive capabilities in cyberspace in this period are, more than ever, subject of great interest from the international community that fears the rise of China‘s technological colossus. In recent days a summit had placed in front of U.S. and China with the aim of promoting mutual cooperation to restore equilibrium in cyberspace. Many […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 14, 2012
A picture of the Iran threat

The situation in Iran is becoming really critic, time go by and every diplomatic solution is not realizable. We have western countries disturbed by an aggressive policy of the government in Tehran, defiant as ever, that risks trigger a dangerous situation in the Middle East undermining the unstable equilibrium of the whole area. Many time […]