cyber war

Pierluigi Paganini October 13, 2020
The British government aims at improving its offensive cyber capability

Britain’s most senior cyber general declared that the UK has implemented an advanced offensive cyberwar capability that could destroy its enemies. Gen Sir Patrick Sanders, the UK’s strategic command chief, announced that that the UK has implemented an advanced offensive cyberwar capability that could potentially “degrade, disrupt and destroy” the critical infrastructure of its adversaries. […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 05, 2016
The US Government is ready to hack back if Russia tries to hit Presidential Election

Documents and testimonials collected by the NBC news confirm US Government cyber army is ready to hack back if Russia tries to disrupt Presidential Election The alleged interference of Russian state-sponsored hackers into the 2016 Presidential election is triggering the response of the US. For the first time, a member of the US Presidential Staff has treated another country […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 16, 2016
US is thinking of a possible cyber strike against the Kremlin

The US Government is thinking of a possible cyber strike against the Kremlin in response to the alleged interference with the 2016 presidential election. A few days ago the US Government has formally accused the Russian Government of trying to interfere in the 2016 Political Election. Washington is officially accusing Russia trying to interfere the 2016 US […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 03, 2015
After the OPM Hack, the United States will strike back China

The US will strike back China in response to the recent wave of cyber attacks against Government offices, including the Office of Personnel Management. Recently, the New York Times published an article saying that the president of the United States, Barack Obama took the decision to retaliate against China, after the famous hack of the […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 20, 2014
Cyber-war or cyber-peace?

Equilibria in cyberspace are evidently unstable and many experts believe that we are in the midst of a cyber-war … there is the urgency of a regulation. Some month’s ago, news have further stirred the already troubled waters of cyberspace: five Chinese PLA officers (People’s Liberation Army) have been indicted from the U.S. Justice Department. […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 06, 2013
Cyber warfare – Why we need to define a model of conflict?

Cyber warfare or information warfare is still a gray area of the military doctrine, it is necessary to define the “model of conflict” and rules for the actors. Cyber war and cyber information warfare are two terms very inflated used to describe the current disputes within the cyberspace.  To explain the effect of acts of […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 08, 2013
Is US really thinking to preemptive cyber attacks as deterrent?

Cyberspace is abuzz with activity. Governments are secretly conducting cyber operations. Everyday, we read about malicous code used to steal information; or about cyber attacks that target critical infrastructure. The principal question raised by these fervent activities are rules of engagement and proportionality of defense – the operative limit of country that discovers an attack […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 27, 2012
Stuxnet is Back! No, new agencies have misunderstood

Everytime a news related to Stuxnet is spread in internet immediately the world wide security community writes on cyber war and the possible consequences of a cyber attacks, but what is really happened this time? Iranian authorities claim to have rejected a new cyber attack against industrial units located in the south of the country, […]

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 November 12, 2012
Nation state sponsored attacks: the offensive of Governments in cyberspace

Article published on The Malta Indipendent on October 11th 2012 Pierluigi Paganini, David Pace, Publishers of mainstream ICT news are ablaze with articles on the evolution of the “Flame” malware targeting the Middle East region for cyber espionage purposes, and new menaces such as Gauss or Shamoon.  No longer the province of deviant black-hat hackers or […]