The internet is more than an infrastructure - it mediates human behaviour so it can have unprecedented impact - threatening our survival. It can be manipulated to constitute an insider threat on an unprecedented scale.
The attribution of a cyber-attack is a key question in this debate about nuclear responses. It is extremely difficult to pinpoint the source of a tech invasion, as complex coding techniques mean users are able to retain online anonymity.
UK and US nuclear weapons systems - along with the rest of our critical infrastructure - suffer from dependency on legacy systems, leaving them at risk of cyber-attack according to a new report.
Expert members of the European Cyber-security Forum - CYBERSEC community representing the public and private sectors plus academia share their opinions on the top challenges we are going to face this year.
The Vietnamese government has reportedly deployed a military cyber-warfare unit compromised of more than 10,000 digital soldiers to combat and censor views on the internet that it finds threatening or "wrong."
Several NATO members are contemplating a change in the alliance's doctrine regarding how it might react to future cyber-attacks, possibly enabling a more robust response.
News Feature: Interview with ex-GCHQ director Robert Hannigan CMG; tech leaders on the board; terrorists to achieve ability to wreak cyber-chaos in 5 years; DDoS as smokescreen/DDoS Awareness Day; active cyber-defence.
A forthcoming policy framework from the EU will declare that cyber-attacks from hostile actors can be considered an act of war that under the most serious of circumstances justifies a response with conventional weapons.
In a stroke of ironical genius, Russian hackers have targeted security conference attendees with a targeted phishing campaign.
A webshell used to harvest credentials from an unnamed Middle Eastern organisation appears to be targeting Israeli institutions and may possibly be linked to the Iranian APT group OilRig.
Chaos Computer Club warned that software being used to tabulate and transmit vote totals in Germany's upcoming parliamentary elections contains major vulnerabilities; election hacking equals cyber-warfare says security pros
According to research announced during the recent Black Hat conference in Vegas, some 62 per cent of infosec pros reckon weaponised AI will be in use by threat actors within 12 months.
In Case You Missed It: Google & Facebook phished; Czechs win exercise; ATM theft; Netflix ransom snub; Bank domains spoofed
In its eighth year now, the Locked Shields cyber-defence contest in Estonia has crowned the team from Czech Republic as the overall winners.
Diplomacy has a significant role in cyberspace alongside the intelligence agencies, ministries and law enforcement structures, says Romanian minister of foreign affairs Teodor Meleșcanu.
Successful attacks on American democratic institutions may increase Russian appreciation of what can be achieved in cyber-warfare, says Joanna Świątkowska.
Israel is under constant threat and conscription gives its army access to its brightest students - what can the UK learn from its approach to and understanding of cyber-terrorism?
Fake news, selective leaking of hacked data, lies and deception - the new attacks are just deception updated. If we choose to only believe our bias, and ignore difficult facts, then we are helping those who would deceive us.
You couldn't miss Cyber Security this year as it was all over the mainstream media in an explosion of hacks and breaches, but if you did have your eyes and ears closed, In Case You Missed It 2016's highlights and lowlights revisits the most read stories published by SC in the UK.
Whether we like it or not, things are going to change in 2017. Not everything will be for the better, so we have to simply accept that we are in a cyber-arms race with our adversaries, and do our damndest to stay one step ahead.
This week In Case You Missed It looks at: PSN hack on B1 launch; Russia prepares for retaliation; Blackouts from Dyn DDoS; Mirai botnets cause Dyn blackouts; Brexit confuses GDPR plans.
ICYMI: This week: The buck stops with Obama; 6000 e-commerce stores hacked; largest ever pan-European cybersec exercise; preparation for the GDPR and mounting security spends
Following the US announcements that it is planning to retaliate for presumed Russian hacking of the DNC, Russia says it is making preparations to mitigate the impact of any such attack, while suggesting the US has more to lose.
"Covert" action against Russia planned by Obama administration says NBC report
The Lithuanian government has officially launched the country's National Cyber-Security Centre (NKSC) amid increased efforts by Eastern European countries to protect themselves against potential cyber-attacks.
The NATO Information Assurance and Cyber Defence Symposium (NIAS) in Mons is expected to outline the alliance's vision and plans to boost capabilities including cyber-security expenditure priorities.
NATO CCDCOE urged to promote cooperation in training of cyber-defence experts as the cyber realm declared a theatre of war.
Some 26 nations and more than 550 computer experts are engaged in the worlds biggest 'live fire' international cyber-defence exercise - Locked Shields.
UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has announced an investment of £40 million into the Ministry of Defence to create a Cyber Security Operations Centre.