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The CyberWire is a free, community-driven cyber security news service based in Baltimore. Our mission is to provide a relevant and intelligently organized daily digest of the critical news happening across the global cyber security domain. The CyberWire is proud to be an ad-free news product, created by industry, for industry.

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In the Beginning…
Originally, the CyberWire was a daily business and technical intelligence brief for the staff of CyberPoint International. It was created to provide a summary of important cyber security developments distilled from an ever-increasing number of sources. With the aim of helping educate individuals, businesses, and the public about the importance of cyber security and the threats they face every day, the CyberWire opened to the public in September 2012.
Current Issue

Counter-ISIS info ops. China's attack on Looppay? SHA-1 exploits near. M&A, bankruptcy news.

THE CYBERWIRE (Friday, October 9, 2015) —The Atlantic takes a look at the social media activists who are taking on ISIS with some counter-messaging. Read more.
Latest Coverage
6th Annual Billington Cybersecurity Summit

6th Annual Billington Cybersecurity Summit

September 17, 2015 Washington, DC

Several clear themes emerged at this sixth annual Billington summit. The adversaries' tradecraft is getting better, but "better" isn't necessarily synonymous with "novel" or "innovative." Rather, we see familiar exploits used successfully against known vulnerabilities. The economics of cyber conflict don't favor the defender. Attackers in many parts of the world face negligable risks and very low barriers to entry as hacking tools become increasingly commodified. And individual hackers scale well, at small expense easily imposing great costs on their targets. Defenders should understand that cyber security is essentially an exercise in risk management, especially management of consequences, and that risk will never be driven down to zero. Finally, many of the presenters looked to the still immature cyber insurance market as the best and likeliest source of improved security and risk management across all sectors. Read more

Latest Interview
Chris Coleman

Chris Coleman

CEO, LookingGlass

July 22, 2015— Mergers and acquisitions are of particular interest in a growing sector like cyber security. We spoke with LookingGlass CEO Chris Coleman about his company's acquisition of Prague-based Kleissner & Associates, and he shared his views on the importance of aligning acquisition with strategic goals. Read more.
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