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Herb Lin on the Market for Zero-Day Vulnerabilities

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Friday, February 15, 2013 at 7:36 AM

The flourishing market in zero-day vulnerabilities is, as these two recent scary stories indicate, a major cybersecurity challenge.  Herb Lin, the chief scientist at the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, National Research Council, has these brief thoughts: The fundamental problem is that you WANT people finding zero-day vulnerabilities (ZDVs), but you want them selling what . . .
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Readings: Herb Lin on “Defining Self-Defense for the Private Sector in Cyberspace”

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Herb Lin of the National Research Council has just published an informative, brief article entitled, “Defining Self-Defense for the Private Sector in Cyberspace.” It’s a good primer on active cyberdefense. It opens: It is the United States’ stated policy to employ an “active cyberdefense” capability to defend U.S. military networks and systems and to conduct “full-spectrum military . . .
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China Hacks the New York Times? Probably.

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Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 6:43 AM

Just on the heels of the Anonymous takeover of the US Sentencing Commission website, the New York Times is reporting that its network has been subject to persistent hacking over the last four months at the hands of Chinese attackers.  The paper hasn’t released precise details on the nature of the attacks. However, this Symantec Threat . . .
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Herb Lin Primer on Cyber Conflict and National Security

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Friday, January 25, 2013 at 7:17 AM

Herb Lin, the chief scientist at the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (which is a component of the National Research Council of the National Academies), has been the study director of many important NRC reports related to cybersecurity (and other topics related to national security more generally, collected here).  Herb has reduced his vast stores . . .
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The Significance of Panetta’s Cyber Speech and the Persistent Difficulty of Deterring Cyberattacks

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Monday, October 15, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s speech last week on cyber is more significant than has been reported.  Most of the coverage focused on Panetta’s grave warnings about cyber threats facing the nation, but the speech’s real significance, I think, concerns DOD’s evolving deterrence posture.  (The speech has other significant elements, but I focus here on . . .
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