I spend my days paying attention to the API sector, and one of the areas I keep a close eye on is security. Security is a big umbrella, with many different disciplines and dimensions. Rising from all of this I noticed a more theatrical layer, that was more about performance than it was security. This is my work to better understand the theater that is cybersecurity.
Some of the roles casting a shadow.
The Ministry of State Security (MSS) is the intelligence agency and security agency of the Peoples Republic of China (non military area of interests), responsible for counter-intelligence, foreign intelligence and political security. It is headquartered near the Ministry of Public Security of the Peoples Republic of China in Beijing.
The Intelligence Community in Russia is a complex series of intelligence agencies operating under the supervision of the National Security Council of Russia.
The United States Intelligence Community (IC) is a federation of 16 separate United States government agencies that work separately and together to conduct intelligence activities considered necessary for the conduct of foreign relations and national security of the United States.
Some of the characters out there.
Marcel Lazu0103r Lehel, known as Guccifer, is a Romanian hacker responsible for a number of high-level computer security breaches in the U.S. and Romania. Lehel targeted celebrities, Romanian and U.S. government officials, and other prominent persons.
Guccifer 2.0 is a person or persona claiming to be the hacker(s) that hacked into the Democratic National Committee (DNC) computer network and then leaked its documents to the media the website WikiLeaks, and a conference event. Some of the documents they claim to have released appear to be forgeries cobbled together from public information and previous hacks, which they then salted with disinformation.
Kaspersky Lab is an international software security group operating in almost 200 countries and territories worldwide. The company is headquartered in Moscow, Russia, with its holding company registered in the United Kingdom.
The National Security Agency (NSA) is an intelligence organization of the United States government, responsible for global monitoring, collection, and processing of information and data for foreign intelligence and counterintelligence purposes u0026ndash; a discipline known as signals intelligence (SIGINT). NSA is concurrently charged with protection of U.S. government communications and information systems against penetration and network warfare.
United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) is an armed forces sub-unified command subordinate to United States Strategic Command. The command is located in Fort Meade, Maryland, and centralizes command of cyberspace operations, organizes existing cyber resources and synchronizes defense of U.S. military networks.
Unit 8200 is an Israeli Intelligence Corps unit responsible for collecting signal intelligence (SIGINT) and code decryption. It also appears in military publications as the Central Collection Unit of the Intelligence Corps and is sometimes referred to as Israeli SIGINT National Unit (ISNU).