Entries by admin

Changing characteristics in private-public cybersecurity cooperation

    1. Techplomacy First came the creation of a U.S. Government ambassador to the Silicon Valley, then came the world’s first national technology ambassador, Casper Klynge of Denmark. The Danish government recognised the lacuna in communication between politics and the private sector tech giants like Facebook and Google that are shaping the global internet. […]

Darkweb crack-down spurs digital refugee crisis

  The FBI, DEA and Europol are celebrating the successful take-down of AlphaBay and Hansa, two of the Dark Web’s largest marketplaces. There are consequences for one marketplace closing, however, other Darkweb sites are finding significant spikes in membership, new vulnerabilities, and a wave of market saturation. In the week following the bust, similar sites […]

Interview with Dr. Tim Stevens, Lecturer in Global Security at King’s College London

    Recently, we chatted with Dr. Tim Stevens, a lecturer in Global Security at King’s College London. His most recent publication titled ‘Cyberweapons: an emerging global governance architecture’ discusses the already-existing structures in place that oversee the use and regulation of offensive cyber capabilities. Our Communications Manager, Kate Dinnison, discusses with Dr Stevens what […]

Crash Override: Too Big to Ignore

Last December, hackers targeted an electric transmission station in Ukraine, causing approximately one-fifth of the city to go dark. Earlier this month, Cyber security firms DSET and Dragos Inc. released a report on the malware, suggesting an alternative utility for the event. They’re calling the attack a potential “dry run” for the malware to be […]

Bitcoin: the risks and how to stay safe using it?

Developed in 2009 by an unknown individual or group under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin was the first ever crypto-currency to be used in the world. Bitcoin is a decentralised digital currency, which means it can be transferred instantly to anyone in the world without having to rely on a central authority such as a […]

Protecting yourself against Ransomware

If you’ve watched the news lately you will see ransomware, ransomware, ransomware all over the place. Some of you may ask: what is ransomware? Ransomware is simply a program that encrypts your hard drive and or files and asks for a sum of money in return for a decryption key. Ransomware can spread very easily and […]

Four recommended Cyber Security Summer reads

We’ve selected some celebrated books in the world of cyber security you should check out this Summer to expand your knowledge of contemporary issues.   A cautionary tale: Spam Nation by Brian Krebs In an exposé delving into a dark side of the online world, Krebs, a former Washington Post journalist and cybersecurity expert, pulls back the digital […]