Arguably, the most important battleground is not a geographic location; it's the internet. And here, just as in real-world battles, the enemies of the United States are hoping to find areas of vulnerability to exploit.
The line between cyber-criminals and nation-state hackers is increasingly blurred. The volume and intensity of cyber-attacks hit a new high in 2017 alongside the increasing level of sophistication of hacks.
It's become so easy for anyone to pull-off a ransomware attack even an 11 year old could do it, Raj Samani, chief scientist for McAfee told delegates at a masterclass during SC Media UK Congress 2018 last week.
North Korea was behind the WannaCry ransomware that blazed a destructive path around the world last spring, wreaking havoc on companies of all stripes say both UK and US officials.
WannaCry and Cerber has totally dominated the ransomware landscape so far this year comprising almost all the attacks that have taken place, while other big names such as Locky were barely a blip on the radar.
National Audit Office (NAO) report says NHS trusts were left vulnerable to the unsophisticated Wannacry attack because NHS chiefs ignored cyber-security recommendations. UK Government holds North Korea responsible.
WannaCry ransomware was seen in an advertisement on the Middle Eastern and North African Arabic-speaking underground forums for £40 just two days after the malware's outbreak caused nearly £3 billion in damage.
Consumer electronics company LG has reported to the Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) about a ransomware attack on one of its service centres in Korea, with reports saying it is the WannaCry ransomware.
If there was a silver lining to the WannaCry attacks it was to raise awareness of the dangers of networked systems and encourage more non-technical people to learn more about malware.
Kirsten Bay argues that by switching to a detection-led approach, CISOs can focus less on ensuring every machine on their network is updated, and more on spotting the attacks once they have penetrated the perimeter.
A yet-indeterminate ransomware strain has infected systems all over the world with particular enthusiasm for Ukrainian targets.
Carbon Black's latest study gauges public perception of ransomware, paying ransoms and consumer expectations on businesses to keep their data safe.
Not much is known of the investigation by the NCSC into the attack, but experts disagree on the validity of the claims.
Ross Rustici provides insight into why North Korea is unlikely to be the answer to the identity of the WannaCry attack.
Just as we are getting used to attackers whose motivation is primarily financial, along come a new breed of attackers who aren't interested in money, says Khaled Fattal, chairman of the MLi Group.
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Research from Bromium says security teams aren't being cut any slack on the patching front by software developers and their own organisations.
A good part of the blame for the WannaCry ransomware attack belongs to the National Security Agency, notes Bruce Schneier, in an article in Foreign Affairs.
During a recent chat, Ian Trump - also known as phat_hobbit on Twitter - said the cyber-security industry had some difficult questions to answer in the wake of WannaCry.
With the lethality of WannaCry being blamed on the NSA's EternalBlue exploit, we asked the cyber-security industry about the wisdom of allowing intelligence agencies to stockpile zero days.
Security researchers at McAfee say they have developed an experimental method for recovering files encrypted by WannaCry ransomware.
A possible means to bypass the WannaCry decryption system has been developed by security researchers at McAfee. Here, the creators detail their experimental method.
If North Korea is behind the 11 May WannaCry attack, it would be the first known time a nation-state sponsored and perpetrated a ransomware attack.