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13th November 2017 – Quoted by Julie Weed - The New York Times

Foiling Cyber-Spies on Business Trips

Samantha F. Ravich

The admonitions to business travelers headed to other countries should be familiar by now: Keep your laptop with you at all times. Stay off public Wi-Fi networks. Don’t send unencrypted files over the internet. more...

10th October 2017 – Quoted by Kevin D. Freeman - Global Economic Warfare

When the IT Supply Chain is Compromised “Inside the Wire”

Samantha F. Ravich

The term “inside the wire” generally suggests a zone of safety. Going outside the wire suggests being at risk. But what happens when the enemy gets inside the wire? Extreme threat. more...

17th August 2017 – Quoted by Dan Boylan - The Washington Times

Pentagon eyes bitcoin blockchain technology as cybersecurity shield

Samantha F. Ravich

Used by terrorists, drug dealers and money launderers, the shadowy online currency bitcoin may soon be drafted by the Pentagon as a way to shield U.S. military technology, communications and purchases. more...

16th August 2017 – The Cipher Brief

Expelling Digital Demons from U.S. Sensitive Supply Chains

Samantha F. Ravich

The open manner with which U.S. national security enterprises bid for goods and services can be exploited by U.S. adversaries seeking to inject counterfeit or malicious components into sensitive electronic hardware. more...

13th July 2017 – Quoted by Andrea Leal - Cripto Noticias

Fundación para La Defensa de La Democracia propone blockchain para la defensa territorial U.S.

Samantha F. Ravich

Registros médicos, auditorias forenses, herramientas humanitarias y sistemas financieros. more...

11th July 2017 – Quoted by Michael del Castillo - Coindesk

Defending Borders with Blockchain: Former Cheney Advisor Calls for Action

Samantha F. Ravich

Published by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a Washington, DC-based think tank, a new research memo released today details how blockchain technology could be used to prevent maliciously modified hardware components from being built into infrastructure deemed crucial to national security. more...

11th July 2017 – FDD Research Memo

Leveraging Blockchain Technology to Protect the National Security Industrial Base

Samantha F. Ravich

Cyber-enabled economic warfare is not limited to the use of digital networks for surveillance, theft, and sabotage. An emerging national security challenge related to the globalization of manufacturing supply chains is the phenomenon of attacks in which substandard, counterfeit, or maliciously-modified electronic components are introduced into the hardware on which the national security industrial base (the “NSIB”) operates. more...

30th June 2017 – Quoted by Alyssa Schmitt - Cleveland Jewish News

Israel Bonds Cleveland Women’s Division raises $1.4 million

Samantha F. Ravich

The Israel Bonds Cleveland Women’s Division hosted its annual sponsors luncheon. more...

29th June 2017 – Quoted by Morgan Lynch - MeriTalk

U.S. Announces Partnership With Israel on Cybersecurity

Samantha F. Ravich

The United States and Israel announced plans June 27 to cooperate on cybersecurity issues. more...

15th June 2017 – Quoted by Barbara Boland - Gov Con Wire

Experts Warn Lawmakers of Increasing China Cyber Espionage Attacks

Samantha F. Ravich

Experts at a Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing warned lawmakers Tuesday that Chinese government hackers appear to be once again targeting private U.S. companies and organizations. more...

15th June 2017 – Quoted by Griffin Connolly - Roll Call

US Cybersecurity in Need of Rapid Repair, Senators Told

Samantha F. Ravich

Cybersecurity in the United States is in a severe state of disrepair, leaving the country vulnerable to attack from hacking groups backed by its opponents, two witnesses testified in a Senate subcommittee hearing. more...

15th June 2017 – Quoted by Jessie Bur - MeriTalk

Feds Lack Cyber Leadership to Deal With Nation-State Threats

Samantha F. Ravich

The Federal government lacks the empowered leadership necessary to address U.S. cyber vulnerabilities, according to former Federal experts testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on June 13. more...

14th June 2017 – Quoted by Nic Rowan - The Washington Free Beacon

Sen. Cory Gardner Calls for Cyber Committee to Oversee Prevention of State-Sponsored Attacks

Samantha F. Ravich

The United States may need a cyber committee to oversee the prevention of state sponsored cyber attacks from countries such as China, North Korea, or Russia, according to Senator Cory Gardner. more...

12th June 2017 – Fifth Domain

The growing North Korean cyber threat

Samantha F. Ravich , Anthony Ruggiero

North Korea terrorized a U.S. company, attempted a major cyber bank heist, launched its ransomware across the world, and is now implicated in a cyberattack against the very UN panel charged with investigating the Kim regime’s attempts to evade nuclear sanctions levied by the world body. more...

21st May 2017 – The Cipher Brief

China Reaches into its Cyber Toolkit to Wage Economic Warfare

Samantha F. Ravich

When Beijing got the word that the United States was accelerating the deployment of its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system to South Korea as a response to North Korea’s latest missile tests, senior Communist Party officials went, no pun intended, ballistic. The official Chinese news agency Xinhua wrote that the deployment of THAAD will lead to an increased arms race in the region and threatened that more “missile shields of one side inevitably bring more nuclear missiles of the opposing side that can break through the missile shield.” more...

23rd February 2017 – Quoted by Sean D. Carberry - Federal Computer Week

How to define cyber-enabled economic warfare

Samantha F. Ravich , Annie Fixler

The U.S. and its allies lack coherent doctrine and policy to defend against the growing range of cyber threats, and that is because of a failure to even agree on a common language to describe a "cyber attack," the authors contend. more...

23rd February 2017 – FDD Research

Framework and Terminology for Understanding Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare

Framework and Terminology for Understanding Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare

Samantha F. Ravich , Annie Fixler

The world is witnessing a new kind of war, fought not with bullets but with banknotes and bytes. Although the use of economic aggression against an adversary traces nearly as far back as the creation of economic systems – economic success can breed economic competition which in turn can become intertwined with adversarial relations – over time, economic warfare tactics have evolved. more...

18th November 2016 – FDD Event

Transcript of Cyber Warfare in the Next Administration

Samantha F. Ravich

Transcription of the discussion of the range of cyber threats facing the next administration, including “hybrid warfare” being waged by Russia as described in FDD’s recent report. more...

27th October 2015 – National Review Online

The Iran Deal: Persisting Problems

Jonathan Schanzer, Samantha F. Ravich

Last Sunday, Iran and the P5+1 countries (the U.S., U.K., France, China, Russia, and Germany) formally adopted the new nuclear agreement concluded this summer. more...