Cybersecurity Publications

Apr
26

Russian information war – Ukrainian front

The upcoming presidential elections in the United States and the migration crisis in Europe have serious consequences for the whole of the West. In the context of Russian-Ukrainian conflict, they enable the Russian Federation to undergo a number of actions in the area of psychological warfare, as well as to continue an aggressive foreign policy. In addition, the countries of Central and Eastern Europe find themselves in a peculiar situation, taking into account such factors as the serious government crisis in Kiev, the escalating political dispute in Warsaw, the new post-election reality in Bratislava, and the serious weakening of Angela Merkel’s position (and thus the position of Berlin, the strongest […]

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Feb
24

Towards a system of cybersecurity – a review of the existing strategies and proposals for a new beginning

On February 23, 2016, the Ministry of Digitization published its “Assumptions of Cyber Security Strategy for Poland” document, announcing the legislative work of the Ministry of Digitization in the field of security concerning civil systems of critical ICT (information computer technology) infrastructure. This is the first project of the current government in the area of ​​cybersecurity, although similar legislative and policy initiatives have already appeared before. It should be noted, however, that the previous documents produced by the state authorities were not legally binding. They did not give legal authority to appropriate state entities, which made their full implementation impossible (‘cyberspace’ is the only term introduced into Polish legislation; its […]

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Jul
17

The new strategy of the Department of Defense in cyberspace

At the end of April 2015, the newly-elected Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced the second strategy in cyberspace in the history of the Pentagon. The strategy presentation was held in Silicon Valley, the heart of the American IT sector. The published document replaced the strategy from 2011. Pentagon strategy from 2011 In 2011, the Department of Defense published its 13-page “Strategy for Operating in Cyberspace” (partly declassified). The strategy marked five initiatives. The first involved treating the virtual environment as another area of military operations alongside land, sea, air and space. This involved the construction of the relevant units and structures to operate in cyberspace, which led to the […]

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May
25

Tallinn Manual 2.0

The 7th International Conference on Cyber Conflict (CyCon 2015), hosted by the NATO Cooperation Cyber Defence Center of Excellence (CCDCOE) in Tallinn, Estonia, is approaching at great speed. This year’s topic will be “Architectures in Cyberspace”. 2015 will also be when the second edition of the Tallinn Manual – dubbed “The Tallinn Manual 2.0” – will be published. The first manual, called the Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare, was published in 2013 after 3 years of research by a group of international experts, most of them coming from the field of international law. The CCDCOE, one of NATO’s Centres of Excellence, invited numerous experts of […]

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Mar
30

Latest Report: 3D Printing – WMD Proliferation and Terrorism Risks

Author: Francisco Galamas 3D printing, or addictive manufacturing, has been expanding its presence in our society at an impressive rate. These printers basically inject layers of plastic, metal or other substances in order to build objects. While at first three-dimensional printing could only do very simple objects, recent developments allowed this technology to advance for the production of more complex items, such as firearms. For instance, in mid-2013, the world woke up to the reality of 3D printed guns as they fired their first shots on camera, in a video release by the producing company – Defense Distributed(...). Download full report
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