Whenever one picks up a book with an eye to writing about it, one necessarily needs to know the subject matter therein. The recent book This Is How They Tell Me The World Ends — an ungrammatical title if anything — claims to be a book about the zero-day "industry" as per the author, Nicole Perlroth, a staff reporter for the New York Times, who covers cyber security. (I dislike that word "cyber" and will use infosec right through this piece.)
Neither American cyber security firm FireEye nor software giant Microsoft, the two companies which carried out an investigation into supply chain attacks on many companies through software made by SolarWinds, have attributed the attacks to any country, least of all Russia, in their reports.
After the shameful censorship it indulged in at CyberCon, the Australian Cyber Security Centre should seriously consider changing its name to the Australian Cyber Security and Censorship Centre.
As America marks the anniversary of the destruction of the World Trade Centre towers by terrorists, it is a good time to ask when General Michael Hayden, head of the NSA at the time of 9/11, will come forward and explain why the agency was unable to detect the chatter among those who had banded together to wreak havoc in the US.
After a big build-up about claims of Chinese hacking, the ABC's Four Corners programme on Monday night turned out to be all over the place.
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