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Turkey publishes WhatsApp messages of coup officers

Turkey publishes WhatsApp messages of coup officers

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WhatsApp messages of Turkish military officers involved in last week's failed coup have been published by state-run media outlets, prompting questions as to how exactly the Turkish government got in to the encrypted messaging app.

'Research squadrons' to raise IT capability of Russian army

'Research squadrons' to raise IT capability of Russian army

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New cyber-security arms race between Russia and US, as Russia responds to US and western plans for increased military cyber-capabilities.

ISIS hacking leader killed by drone strike

ISIS hacking leader killed by drone strike

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The alleged leader of ISIS' CyberCaliphate hacking group, Junaid Hussain, is believed to have been killed in a recent drone air strike

DARPA seeks to develop programme that drastically improves DDoS defence

DARPA seeks to develop programme that drastically improves DDoS defence

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has started taking applications to develop a stronger defence against distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.

Ukraine invests US$1 billion in secure IT & mobile network

Ukraine invests US$1 billion in secure IT & mobile network

A new specially protected communications channel and mobile network is planned for the Ukraine military and government following military losses attributed to intercepted communications.

Russian defence sector could lose access to Western software

Russian defence sector could lose access to Western software

Russians concerned that sanctions could hit support for and even supply of Western software used in its defence sector.

Airbus to build virtual reality cyber-centre for MoD

Airbus to build virtual reality cyber-centre for MoD

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Airbus Innovations Group has been awarded a £1.4 million contract to build a Virtual Cyber Centre of Operations (VCCO) for the military, with the aim of helping the MoD detect and respond to cyber-attacks.

Royal Navy under threat from cyber-attacks

Royal Navy under threat from cyber-attacks

The Royal Navy is under an increasing danger of cyber-attack and the government should ramp up training to deal with the threat.

UK Ministry of Defence launches £2 million cyber defence competition

UK Ministry of Defence launches £2 million cyber defence competition

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The British government has kicked-off a £2 million contest to find new ways to protect the Ministry of Defence (MoD) computer systems from cyber-attacks using automated threat response.

Cyber reserves call on private sector

Cyber reserves call on private sector

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When the UK Defence Secretary Philip Hammond announced he was establishing a Joint Cyber Reserve to create a cyber attack capability, reaction focussed on the 'attack' angle, but further questions also arose.

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