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CYBER, COMMUNICATIONS, EW & TECHNOLOGY (C2ET) DIGEST - FEBRUARY 2023  By Maj Gen PK Mallick, VSM (Retd)

Delinea has published its 2022 State of Ransomware Report, finding that there’s been a sharp decrease in the volume of ransomware attacks, though the average ransom demand has gone up. Despite the slowdown in attacks, the researchers found that the average ransom demand has gone up over the past year: “It’s important to note that while the volume of attacks appears to be decreasing, the average ransomware payment is increasing. The payments in cases worked by Unit 42 incident ...Read more >

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U.S NATIONAL DEFENSE STRATEGY – 2022: OLD WINE IN NEW BOTTLE?  By Maj Gen PK Mallick, VSM (Retd)

On October 27, 2022, the US government published the unclassified version of the National Defense Strategy (NDS), along with the Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) and Missile Defense Review (MDR) . It is a much-anticipated document which shows how the Biden administration plans to counter threats from adversary nations at a time when war and the threat of compound conflicts are escalating. The last NDS was published in early 2018 by the Trump ...Read more >

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CHINA IN THE CYBER DOMAIN, MAJOR GENERAL PK MALLICK, VSM, PRINTS PUBLICATIONS PVT LTD. 2022. ISBN:978-93-936740-4-3  By Colonel Rajiv Kumar Srivastava

Millions of smartphones or computers and made-in-China tags provide a sense that the Drag advanced IT-enabled countries. PLA soldiers a Fortress. Most of us have lived in this delusion fo not only dispells this myth but also tears into the that China may have an advantage in hardware pr production of semiconductors, an essential comp countries for connected software coding and its co fallout through the ...Read more >

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CYBER, COMMUNICATIONS, EW & TECHNOLOGY (C2ET) DIGEST - FEBRUARY 2023  By Maj Gen PK Mallick, VSM (Retd)

Delinea has published its 2022 State of Ransomware Report, finding that there’s been a sharp decrease in the volume of ransomware attacks, though the average ransom demand has gone up. Despite the slowdown in attacks, the researchers found that the average ransom demand has gone up over the past year: “It’s important to note that while the volume of attacks appears to be decreasing, the average ransomware payment is increasing. The payments in cases worked by Unit 42 incident ...Read more >

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A PRIMER ON TRENDS IN CHINA’S MILITARY AIR, SPACE, AND MISSILE FORCES  By China Aerospace Studies Institute

Over the last two and a half decades, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has invested heavily in the modernization of its military forces. These efforts have yielded dramatic improvements in the personnel, organizational structure, equipment, training, doctrine, and overall proficiency of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The Communist Party of China’s (CCP) air, space, and missile forces in particular, collectively referred to here as the PLA’s “aerospace forces”, have ...Read more >

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CHINA AEROSPACE STUDIES INSTITUTE COMMANDER’S TOOLKIT FOR CHINA: PLA CYBER  By China Aerospace Studies Institute

First became prominent in early 2014 around the time of the first meeting of the new Central Leading Group for Cybersecurity and Informatization, headed by Xi Jinping (put himself at the center of cyber) XI: landmark April 19, 2016, speech to the Work Conference for Cybersecurity and Informatization and a follow-up speech two years later. It was even featured in a rousing patriotic ...Read more >

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U.S NATIONAL DEFENSE STRATEGY – 2022: OLD WINE IN NEW BOTTLE?  By Maj Gen PK Mallick, VSM (Retd)

On October 27, 2022, the US government published the unclassified version of the National Defense Strategy (NDS), along with the Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) and Missile Defense Review (MDR) . It is a much-anticipated document which shows how the Biden administration plans to counter threats from adversary nations at a time when war and the threat of compound conflicts are escalating. The last NDS was published in early 2018 by the Trump ...Read more >

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CYBER, COMMUNICATIONS, EW & TECHNOLOGY (C2ET) DIGEST - DECEMBER 2022  By Maj Gen PK Mallick, VSM (Retd)

Cyberattack on servers of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). There was a cyberattack on servers of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). The attack was discovered on November 23, 2022. The AIIMS management stated that a ransomware had “affected outpatient and inpatient digital hospital services, including smart lab, billing, report generation, appointment scheduling”. This has been denied by Delhi Police. Most of the systems, including online booking ...Read more >

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KILLING OF AL-ZAWAHIRI: U.S COUNTER-TERRORISM OPERATIONS, FUTURE OF AL QAEDA AND IMPLICATIONS FOR TALIBAN, PAKISTAN, OTHER STAKEHOLDERS AND INDIA  By Maj Gen PK Mallick, VSM (Retd)

Al Qaeda emir Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed on a Sunday morning of July 31, 2022, on the balcony of his Kabul residence by a U.S. missile strike. It is a critical event that has grave implications for the U.S. counter-terrorism operations, Al Qaeda, the global jihadi movement, Pakistan, the Taliban, the neighbouring countries of Afghanistan, Arab countries, India and ...Read more >

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LESSONS OF UKRAINE - RUSSIA WAR APPLIED TO INDIA – CHINA CONTEXT  By Maj Gen PK Mallick, VSM (Retd)

Seminar on Chinese Approach to War ...Read more >

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DRAFT TELECOM BILL 2022: A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION BUT CONCERNS REMAIN  By Maj Gen PK Mallick, VSM (Retd)

India is set to overhaul its telecommunication regulatory framework. The Ministry of Communications, Government of India, has released a 40-page draft of the Indian Telecommunication Bill, 2022, along with an explanatory note for public comments. In the accompanying explanatory note, the objectives are improving digital inclusion, growing the telecommunications sector and creating a future-ready international telecommunications ...Read more >

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1962  

On 26 August 1959, the Chinese overran our post at LONGJU in NEFA, claiming that it was in the Chinese territory. In October of the same year they ambushed our patrol at KONGKA LA just EAST of our post at HOT SPRING. Here again they claimed that KONGKA LA was in the Chinese territory, though it was 40-50 miles inside our ...Read more >

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