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SWJ Primer: Chinese Cyber Espionage and Information Warfare

"There is no doubt that China poses one of the greatest espionage and cyber-attack threats to the United States. The Chinese government has committed to becoming the world’s cyber leader and has made no real attempt to hide that notion. When assessing Chinese cybersecurity, we look at the infrastructure the government has built to address cybersecurity. From creating some of the strictest domestic cyber laws in the world to building a cyber army larger than a standing army of most countries, proves that China is establishing a presence in cyber operations.

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Cyber Offensive Operations: Is There a Digital Delta Force?

As cyber-attacks become more frequent and cause more damage, the US government and the vast majority of private and commercial companies dig deeper into a defensive posture. Offensive cyber operations do not happen, except for maybe a few confidential US military or government (NSA) operations that cannot be confirmed or denied. Over 90 percent of the internet, including the massive amounts of data the travel through it; belong to non-government entities that so far are unable to punch back against their attackers.

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A Maginot Line in Cyberspace: The Binding Operational Directive BOD-18-01 DMARC Mandate SWJED Sat, 10/28/2017 - 12:31am

While DMARC is a good step to enhance some aspects of email security, it does not solve the phishing problem and adversaries routinely overcome the protections afforded.

The Cyber Underground – Resistance to Active Measures and Propaganda: “The Disruptors” - Motto: “Think For Yourself”

A cyber underground, organized around special operations principles can create a nationwide and global network that will seek out, identify, understand, and expose active measures and propaganda.

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Space, Cyber and Changing Notions of War SWJED Wed, 08/30/2017 - 5:47pm

The space and cyber domains have changed the traditional notions of what constitutes war by expanding war into a global and continuous enterprise.

Cyber Threat or Cyber Threat Inflation? - Assessing the Risk to U.S. National Security SWJED Mon, 08/07/2017 - 7:37am

There are two competing arguments regarding the gravity of the threat that cyber-attacks pose to the nation’s security.

Complex Cyber Terrain in Hyper-Connected Urban Areas SWJED Fri, 07/07/2017 - 6:42am

TRADOC Mad Scientist Project: The cyberspace domain of the future will most forcefully assert itself in urban areas.

The Importance of Human Factors for Joint CYBER Planning SWJED Tue, 12/20/2016 - 11:04am

Human factors in military operations must become a central consideration in Joint Force campaign planning and execution.