In the most recent JINSA Global Briefing, Khatuna Mshvidobadze discusses social media becoming a powerful political force and how it played an important role in Russia during the run up to the March 4 elections for that country's parliament and presidency. The Putin regime, it seems, turned some of the cyber techniques employed against Georgia against its own domestic opposition.
JINSA Visiting Fellow, Yaakov Lappin on the recent hacking of an Israeli coupon website by a hacker claiming to be from Saudi Arabia. This is indicative of a new kind of conflict developing in the Middle East and should serve as a wake up call for the Israeli private sector to increase its online defenses.
Estonia's Cyber Defense League, the world's first all-voluntary cyber national guard and NATO's collective response to cyber attacks on its member states were but two of many subjects discussed by Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves in a wide-ranging interview with JINSA Policy Director James Colbert. Estonia, which suffered from massive cyber assaults emanating from Russia in 2007, is a world leader in confronting cyber threats.
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