China Playing the Cybersecurity Long Game

In Brandon J. Weichert’s latest column for The Asia Times, he argues that If the US is to retain its lead in cyberspace, new technologies must be readily brought to bear against China.

Fake News – Southwest Florida Edition

It used to be that yelling, “fire!” in a crowded building or at an event was illegal. Now the media gets to simultaneously start the fire and then yell “smoke”–while barring all of the doors closed. The media is a weird and fickle business. Much like the tobacco companies, it is one of the few industries where it actually tries to kill its customers.

The Real Russian Threat in 2018

“In The Weichert Report’s forthcoming EBOOK ‘Strategies for Countering the Real Russian Threat In 2018,’ you will be given an in-depth assessment on Russian capabilities and intentions in all four of these threat areas. More importantly, you will see that Russia is far from being a monolithic juggernaut, and that the United States has the means to counter and rollback these Russian threats outside of the military realm.”

After Action Report: Cyber Peace With Russia?

I cut through the partisan miasma and actually perform a cost/benefit analysis of Putin’s proposed joint-Russian-U.S. cyber warfare unit.

Fear and Loathing in the Motherland?

“The Putin Regime is clearly frightened by the political trends working against it. The creation of the Russian National Guard forces is but the most prevalent example of how fearful the regime is. Given the demographic shifts in the country; the fact that most Russians are becoming increasingly isolated away from Russian society; the economic damage the U.S.-backed sanctions have done to Russia (and to their European trading partners), the Putin Regime is about to be put through its most difficult test.”

A Note to DNI Clapper: There Are No Slam-Dunks When It Comes to Signals Intelligence

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is relying on incomplete Signals Intelligence to not only blame the Russians for the hack of the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, but also to cast suspicion over the incoming Trump Administration as a final parting shot from the Obama Administration. I detail why at American Greatness.com (linked in the post).