Last Updated on 3 November 2023 by Daniel Vasileios Karagiannopoulos, University of Portsmouth Ukraine’s recently formed “IT army” is playing a crucial role in the war with Russia, launching disruptive cyber-attacks and data thefts against the Russian government and other high-profile targets such as energy giant Gazprom. The IT army has thousands of volunteer members… Continue reading Ukraine’s IT army is a world first: here’s why it is an important part of the war
Alexander Gillespie, University of Waikato Today’s release of the threat assessment by the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (SIS) is the final piece in a defence and security puzzle that marks a genuine shift towards more open and public discussion of these crucial policy areas. Together with July’s strategic foreign policy assessment from the Ministry… Continue reading Out of the shadows: why making NZ’s security threat assessment public for the first time is the right move
Last Updated on 8 August 2023 by Daniel Lisa Garbe, WZB Berlin Social Science Center. Senegal’s government has shut down internet access in response to protests about the sentencing of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko. This is a tactic governments are increasingly using during times of political contention, such as elections or social upheaval. The shutdowns… Continue reading Internet shutdowns: here’s how governments do it
AI security is a growing concern, and there were already instances of hackers and cybercriminals exploiting AI for their malicious purposes. However, it’s important to note that the landscape of AI security is continually evolving, and new developments may have occurred since then. Here are some key points on AI security and potential exploitation by… Continue reading How Secure is AI, and How Are Hackers and Cybercriminals Exploiting It?
Last Updated on 26 June 2023 by Daniel Helge Janicke, De Montfort University Cyber warfare is upon us, from interference in elections to a leak of cyber weapons from a national stockpile. And, as with most evolutions in warfare, the world is largely unprepared. Cyber peacekeeping presents significant challenges, which we explore in our research.… Continue reading Cyber peacekeeping is integral in an era of cyberwar – here’s why