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Chris Mark Speaking at OpenEdge 2016 Partner Advisory Board May 27, 2016

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OpenEdgeI am honored to have been asked to present as the keynote speaker at the OpenEdge 2016 Partner Advisory Board on June 6th, in Chicago, Il.  I will be speaking on the state of cybercrime today and provide a live demonstration of the Dark Web as well as a description of how cyber thieves steal and use payment card data.  It should be a fun event for everyone!  If you are an OpenEdge Partner please consider attending!

“The United States is Under Attack” – CyberWar Article May 23, 2016

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CT2013The title was a comment made in 2011 by the US House of Representatives.

In cleaning out my house for an impending move I found a copy of The Counter Terorist Magazine for which I had written an article in 2013 titled “CyberWar”.While the article is 3 years old, it still provides some valuable information and valuable lessons on the current state of Cyber War.   The US Congress has has several sessions and working groups to discuss “The Chinese Problem” related to cyber espionage and Cyber War.  You can learn more by reading my article!

Update on Blogging and New Articles in TransactionWorld March 8, 2013

Posted by Chris Mark in cyberespionage, cybersecurity, Industry News.
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March coverI want to apologize for not blogging as frequently.  My new job has me hopping at the moment and I am writing extensively for AT&T’s Networking Exchange Blog.  You can check out my blog posts at AT&T’s Networking Exchange Blog .  In addition to my own articles, there are a number of other valable posts from other contributors.  Finally, Heather Mark and I both have articles in the March edition of TransactionWorld Magazine.  You can read Heather’s article here and Chris’ article here.

Chris Mark’s Article in “The Counter Terrorist Magazine” January 28, 2013

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CT2013I received my copy of February/March 2013 International edition of The Counter Terrorist Magazine and imagine my surprise when I am the cover article!  I have written for a number of publications but I have to say my favorite is The Counter Terrorist.  It is a great periodical for anyone interested in World affairs, Terrorism, and Counter Terrorism.  My article is titled “World Cyber War”.  In the article I talk about the differences in the perspectives of war between the East and the West, as well as provide examples of how cyber operations have already been used to further national interests.  China is highlighted for their interpretations of war and warfare in “Unlimited War”, as well as Russia, and a few others.  Overall, I think it is one of my better articles.  To read The Counter Terrorist, you must subscribe either online or in print.  Check out…The Counter Terrorist Magazine.

All’s Fair in Love & (Cyber) War September 17, 2012

Posted by Heather Mark in cyberespionage.
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A report released today suggests that the United States government is far more involved in the use of trojans and mal-ware than previously thought.  The US had previously been linked to the Stuxnetvirus that wreaked havoc on the Iranian nuclear program. Speculation at that point was that the US and Israel had collaborated on the program in an effort to derail Iranian nuclear ambitions.  I don’t think many were surprised to hear that supposition.  Today, though, Kapersky Lab and Symantec announced that they have found evidence linking the US to three other, previously unknown viruses.

The use of covert operations on “enemy” governments dates back to the beginning of the civilization, really.  Sun Tzu writes extensively about the subject and the use of “covert operatives” peppers Greek and Roman history, as well.  These historical endeavors share a common purpose with the cyber-espionage that we see today – to gather data, or to provide data, that can be used to bring about the downfall of one’s enemy, or at least provide a significant advantage to the other side. It shouldn’t come as any surprise, then, that any country would make use of the available technology to conduct remote espionage operations.

We know that other countries, China in particular, has a specific focus on launching attacks on Intellectual Property of Western companies.  A recent report in the Baltimore Sun highlights the countries singular focus on hiring cyber-soldiers (for lack of a better word): “Experts estimate that North Korea has as many as 1,000 cyber warfare agents working out of China and is recruiting more every day.”  When we know that our enemies are fully engaged in cyber-warfare tactics, it would be short-sighted and naive to believe that our government is not fighting back.

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