One-fourth of Trump’s Cyber Security Council Resign Claiming He is AWOL on Cyber Threats, Threatening Homeland Security

The National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) advises the Department of Homeland Security on cyber security and infrastructure protection.  The NIAC has recently warned that dramatic steps were required to prevent a possible “9/11-level cyber attacks”. On August 21st, seven of the NIAC’s 27 members resigned en masse, claiming President Donald Trump and his administration is not adequately…

Microsoft Calls for Int’l Body for Cyber Attack Attribution

Following its call earlier this year for a Digital Geneva Convention, to address the growing threat of state sponsored cyber attacks. Microsoft released a paper about cyber security norms for nation-states and the global information and communications technology (ICT) industry. Of particular note is the paper’s call for the equivalent of an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)…

A Timeline of Russian Cyber Attacks

In connection with the upcoming Cyber Law & Business Report segment on Russian cyber attacks, below is a timeline of significant Russian-connected cyber attacks. 2007: Estonia Web War I After Estonia moved a Soviet war memorial, in April 2007 Russia launched a three week denial of service attack against one of the most connected countries…

China’s President Xi Jinping State Visit Comes at Critical Moment

China’s President Xi Jinping State Visit Comes at Critical Moment China’s President Xi Jinping arrives in Seattle tomorrow for the first part of a three-leg U.S. visit. In Seattle, President Xi will deliver a policy address, attend a roundtable of 30 U.S. and Chinese CEOs hosted by the Paulson Institute, visit a Boeing plant, dine with…