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Wrong Turn or Right Lane? Defending Forward against Cybercriminals Abroad

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This article was originally published by RealClearDefense on 9 May 2020.

On April 7, the Australian Minister of Defense acknowledged – for the first time ever – that the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) used its offensive cyber capabilities to disrupt foreign cybercriminal infrastructure responsible for malicious cyber activities exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic.1 While details on the operation are sparse, what we do know is that ASD “stopped the criminals from accessing their own systems and prevented them from accessing information they stole.”2 What we do not know is the how, the where, the when, and what exactly triggered ASD into action.

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Cyber Terrorism: Why It Exists, Why It Doesn’t, and Why It Will

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This article was originally published by the Elcano Royal Institute on 17 April 2020.

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While the discussion on cyber terrorism research and related government policies have hit a wall in recent years, adversarial tactics to create terror in and through cyberspace are only at their beginning.

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Bias and Misperception in Cyberspace

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This article was originally published by the Real Elcano Institute on 17 March 2020.

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With cyber operations serving as an instrument of foreign policy, it is fair to posit that cognitive factors that account for behavior in the physical domain are equally applicable to cyberspace.

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National Cybersecurity Organizations, Main Bodies and Responsibilities: Netherlands

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This week’s featured graphics outline how cybersecurity responsibilities are shared among governmental organizations in the Netherlands. For more information on national cybersecurity strategies and cybersecurity challenges in Italy, as well as in Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy and Switzerland, read Marie Baezner and Sean Cordey’s CSS cyber defense report here.

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National Cybersecurity Organizations, Main Bodies and Responsibilities: Italy