Football: A conduit to China’s global leadership

Football: A conduit to China’s global leadership

April 29, 2019 Sport has long been a forum for measuring oneself, one’s community, one’s nation against all others.  Competitions provide social standing, community pride, and international recognition for the teams, their fans, and even their nations.  International games have become a moral and culturally acceptable confrontations that serve as proxies to open conflict; allowing […]

Sports Events: An Early Warning System for Cyber Attacks

OlympicDestroyer is Back and the Target Should Concern Us All

Sports Events: An Early Warning System for Cyber Attacks

Olympic Destroyer, Campaign1 Hours before the 2018 Winter Olympics in February 2018 the computing systems of several high-profile Olympics sponsors, organizers, and facility operators were infected with malware that spread worm-like through their networks.  That malware, dubbed OlympicDestroyer (OD), was found to be a computer worm that was a Wiper. Wipers are a class of […]

Putin’s World Cup: Its role in the long game

The World Cup does not exist in a vacuum and it is but a piece on Putin’s board.

Putin’s World Cup: Its role in the long game

Putin plays chess. His years in the KGB taught him patience and planning.  He plays the long game, he positions his pieces and waits for the perfect moment to strike. The World Cup has proven to be an outstanding publicity coup for Putin.  It was foreshadowed with fear for attendee’s safety.  British media and UK officials […]

A Strategic and Critical Thinking Lens of World Cup Russia 2018

A Strategic and Critical Thinking Lens of World Cup Russia 2018

Like the Sochi Winter Games, the immediate aftermath of the 2018 World Cup is likely to be favorable toward Russia.  But, like the doping controversy that resulted in the barring of Russian athletes from several major sports competitions after Sochi, time will tell whether Russia’s hosting of soccer’s global extravaganza will be deemed a success. […]

New And Emerging ISAOs Roundtable

New And Emerging ISAOs Roundtable

The ISAO Standards organization is holding an online seminar series on new and emerging issues that ISAOs are facing.  This month’s session is scheduled for April 26th.  The topic will be CISA Plus Confidentiality:  How to Integrate Interdisciplinary Cyberlaw Support into an ISAO. Guest speaker Doug DePeppe, a cyberlaw practitioner with military and homeland security […]

STIX 2.0 Public Review Process Begins

STIX 2.0 Public Review Process Begins

OASIS members and other interested parties, The OASIS Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) TC [1] members have recently approved a Committee Specification Draft (CSD) and submitted it for 30-day public review: STIX™ Version 2.0 Committee Specification Draft 01 / Public Review Draft 01 24 February 2017 What is STIX and why is it important? Structured Threat […]