[LINK] Aussie Cyber Warfare

Stephen Loosley stephenloosley at zoho.com
Fri Jan 30 21:58:25 AEDT 2015

In terms of cyber attacks and cyber defence, one must say:

It's easy to feel for sorry America, watching so many vectored
attacks, zooming in from all over the world, straight at America 

 Here: http://map.ipviking.com


---- On Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:07:53 +1100 Tom Worthington  wrote ---- 
> On 28/01/15 22:07, Stephen Loosley wrote: 
>> Quoting: http://www.afr.com/p/technology/australia_launches_cyber_weapons_hR1B30qv3c6bYKJvquVzoO 
>> Australian Cyber Offensive ... 
>> ... more than a decade we have been building an offensive 
>> "computer network attack" (CNA) capability inside the Australian 
>> Signals Directorate (ASD) ... 
> Greetings from the Australian National University in Canberra, where 
> Professor Amin Saikal just said that the USA alone cannot defeat Islamic 
> State with air-strikes: 
> http://blog.tomw.net.au/2015/01/usa-alone-cannot-defeat-islamic-state.html 
> Cyberwarfare would seem preferable to dropping bombs. I don't know about 
> ASD (and if I did know I couldn't tell you), but Northrop Grumman built 
> a "Cyber Range" for ADFA/UNSW Canberra: 
> http://blog.tomw.net.au/2013/03/cloud-computing-at-northrop-grumman.html 
> A "Cyber Range" is the equivalent of a bomb range, for testing cyber 
> weapons. The stated purpose of the ADFA one is training and research. 
> But if you wanted to test an offensive cyber warfare capability for the 
> Australian Defence Force, such a facility would be useful. 
> Also all undergraduates at UNSWC are to be trained in cyber security, 
> commencing this year: 
> http://blog.tomw.net.au/2014/09/cyber-security-training-for-all-new.html 
> UNSWC also has a "Australian Centre for Cyber Security" (ACCS): 
> http://www.accs.unsw.adfa.edu.au/ 
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