CyCon 2016 Opens Tomorrow in Tallinn

[This is a CCDCOE Press Release] The 8th International Conference on Cyber Conflict opens tomorrow in Tallinn, Estonia and continues through June 3. Focused on the theme of Cyber Power, CyCon 2016 asks how the traditional concept of power applies to cyberspace. Accredited media is invited to a media briefing at… Continue reading

Cyber Conference 2016 at Chatham House

Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs) hosted its annual Cyber Conference this week in London. It must be said that the main threads of the discussion were not new in the field of cyber policy in general, and cyber security in particular. The raise of digital sovereignty was… Continue reading

Information Security: Lessons from Intelligence Agencies

Information management and security: lessons from intelligence Information in digital form is arguably the most important asset for modern organizations. Still, even today, the word “security” is often associated with guards in uniform, door locks and access control. While physical security is still fundamental, even to protect information, information security… Continue reading

Cyberspace does not exist

Ever since William Gibson presented us with the word in his acclaimed science fiction novel “Neuromancer”, cyberspace evokes images of a virtual, immaterial world made up of bit and bytes, without borders and existing on a somewhat ethereal dimension above and beyond our physical everyday world (and its laws). More… Continue reading

The (cyber) cop mentality

Last week (14-15 October 2014) I was in Brussels taking part in the ISSE 2014 information security conference, where I had also the opportunity to present a paper on the European Court of Justice’s repealing of the Data Retention Directive. Among the keynote speakers was Troels Ørting, head of EC3,… Continue reading

The Ethics of Cyber Conflict

Cyber warfare is one of the most debated and vibrating buzzwords in recent years: geeks, security experts, military officers, lawyers could not even agree on a definition. Add philosophers to the mix and you obtain…. complete confusion or valuable contributions to the conversation (the line between the two is kind… Continue reading

A Fierce Domain: Conflict in Cyberspace, 1986 to 2012

A Fierce Domain: Conflict in Cyberspace, 1986 to 2012 By Jason Healey (editor) Atlantic Council CCSA 2013 – 352 Pages – $ 24.00 This book, edited by Jason Healey, currently director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative of the Atlantic Council, provides us with the first military history of cyber conflict.… Continue reading

Digital triage forensics

Digital Triage Forensics by Stephen Pearson, Richard Watson Syngress 2010, xiv+262 pages, $59,95 It is important to stress first al all that one of the authors had a long experience as a police officer, both as a civilian and in the military. Pearson attended the Army Military Police School, was… Continue reading