Trump Delegates Military More Authority for Offensive Cyber Attacks

Trump Delegates Military More Authority for Offensive Cyber Attacks By Jason Ditz (ANTIWAR.COM) — This week, President Trump signed a new order delegating additional powers to the Pentagon to carry out offensive cyber attacks against America’s “adversaries.” The order greatly pares back limitations in place under the Obama Administration. This is the latest in a series of orders designed to not only increase US cyber attack capabilities, but also to obscure decision-making authority on carrying out major overseas attacks aimed at disrupting online networks for military purposes. Analysts are suggesting the order is related…

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There’s A New Battlefield; It’s In Digital Technology

There’s A New Battlefield; It’s In Digital Technology By Catherine J. Frompovich Here is a new tech term to try to wrap your mind around: “digital grenades.” According to Tim Johnson, author of ‘Preparing the battlefield’: Hackers implant digital grenades in industrial networks published June 27, 2018, they are cyber weapons that can “turn off power grids, derail trains, cause offshore oil rigs to list, turn petrochemical plants into bombs and shut down factories.” According to Robert M. Lee, founder and chief executive at the cybersecurity firm Dragos in Hanover,…

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