We’ve already seen extortion-driven attacks on infrastructure such as cities and ports, which history suggests will continue and spread to energy and transport infrastructure. With the introduction of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), manufacturing industry will become a new target. Professional cybercrime is increasingly driven by the simple psychology of extortion, while the almost limitless potential targets are simply a means to a financial end. During 2019, one of these attacks will finally hit home somewhere in the world, causing memorable disruption.
Controlling the cyberspace to maintain an operational advantage: Insights from Air Commodore Tim Neal-Hopes
Air Commodore Tim Neal-Hopes, Head Joint User C4ISR and Cyber from the UK Ministry of Defence and speaker at CDANS 2019 is discussing here the importance for the UK military and its allies to protect their assets and network from cyber attacks, to maintain an operational advantage and battlefield dominance.
Events in the last few years have highlighted the role social media platforms play in information warfare. Adversaries can now remotely spread their message and cause disruption in an unprecedented way and reach further audiences faster than ever before. Ahead of the CDANS conference, Defence IQ set out to determine what needs to be done from all stakeholders involved, namely private tech companies, governments and the national security community to combat information operations efficiently. Download the piece to find out more about:
- How social media is the new battlefield
- The role of private tech companies
- Going beyond traditional content moderation to recognise harmful content
- The need for a better cross-organisation collaboration
- How Armed Forces can prepare today for tomorrow’s threat
- The need to develop standard cyber defence procedures
- The threat posed by a vulnerable supply chain
- The necessity for a better collaboration between the public and the private sector
How protecting your distributed network and remote assets against cyber threats is essential for future conflicts
In an increasingly distributed network, the persistent underlying cyber threat is as present as ever, whether the danger occurs on the battlespace or on critical national infrastructures. What solutions are best to mitigate the risk? What are the challenges that surround a wide and decentralised network? In this exclusive interview with Colonel Eric Alardet, Cyber Operations Chief at the French Cyber Command, discover why there is a need to counter the cyber threat now and where to implement solutions in order to keep your assets safe.
Militaries, governments and critical national infrastructure require innovative approaches to futher secure their networks and the information stored within them, as they continue to undergo sustain assaults from offensive cyber. Protecting data is essential to ensure national security and operational capability.
Ahead of the Cyber Defence & Network Security conference, we asked a wide range of experts from around the globe and working across defence, government and industry to better understand cyber security priorities in view of the contemporary threat landscape.
Dick Crowell, Associate Professor, Information Operations & Cyberspace Operations, U.S. Naval War College delivered this presentation entitled 'What’s Past is Prologue' at the CDANS conference. Download for a copy of the presentation which covered the following points:
Professional military education (PME) as a two way street to aid commanders, industry leaders, and politicians in shaping success in future conflict –conflict that will most certainly include cyber warfare.
- Determining what future combat power is and how to produce, adapt, and operate it under degraded & denied conditions will be critical to winning future wars.
- Moving from a tactical defense to a strategic offensive in conflict will require a multifaceted approach from military services, politicians, industry,and academics.
- We’ve played this game before and we must play it again – and practice
In a recent Oil & Gas IQ survey it showed that most concerns are aimed on Hackivism (61%) and State actors (Espionage 20% & Cyber Warfare 8%). How confident are you that your current defense mechanisms can handle/detect Hackivism?
Download this exclusive and complimentary infographic below and find out what the oil & gas community answered to key cyber security questions!
Take a look at this interview with Ian Goslin, Managing Director of Airbus CyberSecurity, UK, which was conducted ahead of the Cyber Defence & Network Security Conference.