Security & Intelligence books, Office TPM
Read two books book about military intelligence and cyber security, topics covered:
National Security (Finland), European security landscape. Military situation and related risks of Baltic Sea. Military intelligence gathering & strategic decision making. National intelligence security law, which allows data collection for Military Intelligence & Finnish Security Intelligence Service. Policies, checks and controls of data collection & processing. Threat catalogs. Cyber operation capability. Cyber intelligence operations. Covering lightly considerations related to politics, economic and military interests. Artic strategic, geopolitics and security. Security threats worsened due to digitalization. Cyber espionage, disinformation campaigns, asymmetric threats and so on. "National Intelligence Priorities Framework, NIPF; Priority Intelligence Requirements, PIR", "TP-UTVA", hybrid warfare, indirect influence, gray zone operations. [ OSINT, OSINF, IMINT, HUMINT, CI, SIGINT, MASINT, TECHINT, GEOINT, MEDINT ]. Indications & Warnings (I&W). Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA). THe European Intelligence Academy (EIA) and Intelligence College in Europe (ICE). Slightly covered Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) aspects. Corporate, Econmic, Business and Industrial espionage. Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF), Hybrid CoE. - To sum it up, anything new in this book? Hmm, I think the answer is nope.
Another article about modern shapes of terrorism and how it's monitored and how the terrorists operate. Terrorism can also be FUD. Naturally figuring out capabilities of individuals or groups. Protecting national critical infrastructure. OSINT is very important during initial assessment. Targeting can be done using geofencing, IP-addresses, specific online forums, sociogram, contacts, information sources and so on. - Sum it up? Anything new in this book? Nope.
At the same time it's interesting to mention that the Cinia has now announced project where they're mapping seabed with an alliance of companies to create lowest latency fiber optic connection between Europe and Asia via Artic waters. It would be over 10k km or 10 Mm long article cable with high capacity. Ref: The full announcement (@ cinia.fi ).
Windows 10 feature update 2004 f-ed up Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and Office & Outlook & Microsoft 365 login systems completely. Yet this is not unexpected. One of my colleagues has spent several days troubleshooting this steaming pile of Microsoft natural products. Let's see when it gets fixed. - So much joy!
Firefox did the same, all settings lost and reset to "factory defaults" after update. Rrr-rage! It's going to take at least two hours to tweak everything back. I do have a very specific hardened privacy & security configuration. They call this privacy & security enhancement? - Yeah, right. - Just when I mentally accepted the previous disaster. Also all extensions got broken and had to be removed and re-installed.
Windows10 feature update disables IPv6 using firewall Core Networking rules like NDP blocking it. Especially on IPv6 only systems this is pretty annoying. Requiring a real console visit, sigh! Because IPv6 won't naturally work, if essential stuff is being blocked on the firewall.
Large service providers as Single Point of Failure (SPOF) (@ Wikipedia ). If Google, Amazon, Cloudflare or Microsoft goes down, it seems that it's going to wide issues with so many services around the world. There are pros and cons with centralization versus distributed solutions.
Earthquake detection with submarine cables (@ cloud.google.com ). Really lovely article. I really like this kind of approach of utilizing things for something those weren't initially designed for. Oh well, we can call it hacking!