Russian Paranoia

Russian Paranoia

by Anonymous As the Covid-19 pandemic continues in earnest, governments resort to playground tactics, blaming others while trumping-up their own success and minimizing internal setbacks. Russia is doing just that, and no doubt seeks to point to other government’s similar malfeasance as justification. Accordingly, President Vladimir Putin points his finger at the United States as […]

Chinese Influence Operations: Part II of Hack and Hype at Scale

Chinese Influence Operations: Part II of Hack and Hype at Scale

By Stephen H. Campbell This is Part II of a two-part series on China. Part I focused on Chinese theft of US intellectual property. Part II explores Chinese influence operations. For decades since the Chinese Communist Revolution the world has become accustomed to a soothing rhetoric of peace and harmony emanating from China’s leaders: “amity […]

National Cybersecurity Center partners with Cyber Resilience Institute on c-Watch Training

National Cybersecurity Center partners with Cyber Resilience Institute on c-Watch Training

Colorado Springs, CO June 18, 2020 – The National Cybersecurity Center (NCC) is pleased to announce its support for the Cyber Resilience Institute (CRI) and its c-Watch 2020 cyber intelligence training.   The NCC is a strong advocate for the advancement of cybersecurity-related trainings to fill a critical need for more cyber-aware and active students and professionals. The c-Watch 2020 training offers a three-week intensive course on the interdisciplinary domain of cyber […]

Hack and Hype at Scale: China’s Thievery and Auto-Propaganda

Hack and Hype at Scale: China’s Thievery and Auto-Propaganda

by Stephen H. Campbell This is Part I of a two-part series on China. Part I focuses on espionage.  US and UK intelligence agencies recently warned healthcare organizations about nation-state efforts to steal intellectual property related to research on vaccines and treatments for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Multiple countries are engaged in this espionage. Why? Beyond […]

A call to action

A call to action

The Cyber Resilience Institute (CRI), through the Sports-ISAO Program Office, will be focusing its efforts this summer on monitoring online threats to health-related critical infrastructure. Not only has the coronavirus pandemic disrupted ordinary life, but malicious entities are engaged in unconscionable attacks on the very system so critically needed right now. CRI, as a nonprofit […]

UPDATE – Most significant foreign govt threats re Covid-19:

UPDATE – Most significant foreign govt threats re Covid-19:

***China remains the most prolific in this regard, and their approach isin keeping with their profile of conducting cyberattacks fortechnological advantage. The 5G conspiracy theory benefits China aswell, though that has not been overwhelmingly attributed to PRC. ***Iran is implicated in an attempt to break into the accounts of WHOstaffers (April 2020). This is a […]

IOC, 2022 and Beijing

IOC, 2022 and Beijing

The Commission, which was joined by International Federations and World Para Sport representatives, met with the leadership of the Beijing 2022 Organising Committee via video-conference for an update on the work accomplished since the previous Commission meeting last July. Acknowledging the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in China in recent months, members of the […]

Paul Rochester, who won Super Bowl with Jets, dies at 81

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Paul “Rocky” Rochester, a defensive lineman on the New York Jets’ Super Bowl-winning team in 1969, has died. He was 81. The team announced Rochester’s death on its website Tuesday, saying it happened last weekend but did not provide additional details. Rochester began his pro football career with the Dallas Texans in […]

Unsung heroes in Russia’s sports doping scheme

Unsung heroes in Russia’s sports doping scheme

Two interns of the c-Watch Program (a cyber threat intelligence training curriculum) recently read another intern’s article that was posted to the Sports-ISAO blog. That article declared “Russia is the globe’s reigning World Champion of Hack and Hype”.The term “Hack and Hype” refers to Russia’s tactic of coupling hacking with disinformation, all as part of […]

“Hack and Hype:” How Old Tradecraft has been Weaponized in Cyberspace by c-Watch Intern 2020-002

“Hack and Hype:” How Old Tradecraft has been Weaponized in Cyberspace by c-Watch Intern 2020-002

Sports-ISAO sponsors c-Watch, which trains and deploys cyber threat analysts. A c-Watch intern offers this review of “Hack and Hype” as it evolved from its initial sports application to its Covid-19 incarnation. As the global leader in correlating cyberattacks in athletic events, Sports-ISAO is uniquely positioned to observe various hacking strategies employed by governments the […]