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Managing Director Security Operations & Analysis, EdgeWave
Member Since: 1/7/2015
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News & Commentary Posts: 6
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Mike Walls is the Managing Director of Security Operations at EdgeWave. During his time as a captain with the US Navy, he was commander of Task Force 1030 and was directly responsible for the cyberreadiness of more than 300 ships, 4,000 aircraft, and 400,000 Navy personnel. He personally directed forces conducting cyber operations across the global Navy cyberdomain and oversaw development and implementation of cooperative (Blue Team) and non-cooperative (Red Team) cyberreadiness assessments across the Navy cyber infrastructure.

Articles by Mike Walls

Why The USA Hacks

2/17/2015
The U.S. government views cyberspace as just another theater of war akin to air, land and sea, and it operates in the domain for one basic reason: national defense.

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Why Israel Hacks

2/5/2015
Israel's tenuous position in the world drives its leaders to stay ahead of its cyber adversaries, chief among them the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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Why Iran Hacks

1/29/2015
Iran is using its increasingly sophisticated cyber capabilities to minimize Western influence and establish itself as the dominant power in the Middle East.

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Why Russia Hacks

1/23/2015
Conventional wisdom holds that Russia hacks primarily for financial gain. But equally credible is the belief that the Russians engage in cyberwarfare to further their geopolitical ambitions.

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Why North Korea Hacks

1/15/2015
The motivation behind Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea hacking is rooted in a mix of retribution, paranoia, and the immature behavior of an erratic leader.

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