A landmark document created at the request of NATO has proposed a set of rules for how international cyberwarfare should be conducted. Written by 20 experts in conjunction with the International Committee of the Red Cross and the US Cyber Command, the Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare analyzes at the rules of conventional war and applies them to state-sponsored cyberattacks.
Behind the fear of protesters shutting down Chicago during this month's NATO summit lurks a more sinister threat: hackers.
Cyber criminals and "hacktivist" groups have disrupted recent international events, stealing and publishing private information and triggering network crashes by spamming websites of large corporations. Now some of Chicago's biggest companies are gearing up to defend against getting hacked while President Barack Obama hosts government leaders from two dozen nations here on May 20-21.
NATO has awarded a €58 million deal for upgrading its cyber defense capabilities to Northrop Grumman Corp. and Italian based Finmecchanica. The deal will require them to make NATO's Computer Incident Response Capability (NCIRC) achieve full operational status by the end of 2012.
In addition to protecting the alliances own networks, the ability to be acquired through the new contract will strengthen NATO in supporting member states dealing with cyber attacks by using improved information sharing in rapid reaction teams, whenever requested.
Today HITB will publish an exclusive interview with Alexander Fuchs alias f0x23. Alexander is a member of the Vulnerability-Lab research team & lives in germany. After his last publication & press articles we asked him some questions about the NATO - RTO OTAN (Research & Technologie Organisation) vulnerability he discovered some days ago.