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L-3, Va. Tech Partner for Arlington Cyber Center; Les Rose Comments

L-3, Va. Tech Partner for Arlington Cyber Center; Les Rose Comments

L-3 Communications and Virginia Tech are opening a new cybersecurity research center at the company’s Arlington, Va.-based research center, the Washington Post reports. According to Marjorie Censer, the center will… Read more »

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Report: Spear Phishing Attack Hits White House

Report: Spear Phishing Attack Hits White House

A senior administration official revealed last Monday that the White House endured a spear phishing attack against its non-classified computer systems, Margaret Chadbourn reports for Reuters. The official stated that… Read more »

Report: WH Using Cyber Info Sharing Pilots Ahead of Exec Order

Report: WH Using Cyber Info Sharing Pilots Ahead of Exec Order

The White House is using data gathered from two pilot programs to test the potential of a private-public cyber information sharing partnership before a cyber executive order is released, Federal… Read more »

Rep. Mike Rogers: US Losing Cyber War, Running Out of Time

Rep. Mike Rogers: US Losing Cyber War, Running Out of Time

Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said the US is losing the cyber espionage battle against China, Russia, and other countries, AOL Defense reports. Rogers said in… Read more »

Northrop Looks to iPhone to Support Defense Supply Chain, Logistics

Northrop Looks to iPhone to Support Defense Supply Chain, Logistics

Northrop Grumman has released an iPhone app intended to support defense logistics by quickly calculating transportation requirements for large quantities of operational rations. The company released the app for supply chain planners… Read more »

According to Top Iran Official, Cyber War is Worse Than Physical War

According to Top Iran Official, Cyber War is Worse Than Physical War

A top official from Iran has said that a cyber war is “more dangerous than a physical war,” Reuters reports. Due to this philosophy, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps deputy commander of… Read more »

Janet Napolitano: 'Highest Levels' Reviewing WH Cyber Order

Janet Napolitano: 'Highest Levels' Reviewing WH Cyber Order

Executives at the highest levels of government are reviewing a draft White House executive order on cybersecurity, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday, according to National Journal. That order… Read more »

State Department's Harold Koh Says Cyberattacks Are Subject to International Law

State Department's Harold Koh Says Cyberattacks Are Subject to International Law

State Department Legal Adviser Harold Koh said since cyberattacks are subject to international law, they are a justifiable cause for war, Fierce Government IT reports. Koh added that since it… Read more »

Exelis Makes New Anti-GPS Jamming Tool; Mark Pisani Comments

Exelis Makes New Anti-GPS Jamming Tool; Mark Pisani Comments

ITT Exelis has developed a new system for detecting both intentional and unintentional GPS jamming sources through a network of sensors and new geolocation technology, the company announced Monday. The… Read more »

Report: Developers of Flame Created Three Other Viruses

Report: Developers of Flame Created Three Other Viruses

Moscow-based antivirus company Kaspersky Lab found that the developers of the Flame malware have also developed at least four viruses in total, NextGov reports. Although the purpose of the others… Read more »

Rockwell Collins to Develop UAV Cyber Security Solutions for DARPA; John Borghese Comments

Rockwell Collins to Develop UAV Cyber Security Solutions for DARPA; John Borghese Comments

Rockwell Collins reports that it obtained a prime contract today, from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop unmanned air vehicle cyber security solutions. The contract, which has a… Read more »

Lieberman: No Cyber Bill Until After November

Lieberman: No Cyber Bill Until After November

The Senate will not consider Sen. Joe Lieberman’s proposed cybersecurity legislation until after the November election, he recently told National Journal reporter Josh Smith. Lieberman, chairman of the Homeland Security… Read more »

DARPA Holding Cyber Offense 'Plan X' Workshops with Contractors, Researchers

DARPA Holding Cyber Offense 'Plan X' Workshops with Contractors, Researchers

Citing an overwhelming response from contractors and researchers, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has rescheduled workshops on the agency’s plan to develop offensive cyber capabilities, Nextgov reports. Originally scheduled… Read more »

NATO Study: Intl Armed Conflict Law Should Include Cyber Ops

NATO Study: Intl Armed Conflict Law Should Include Cyber Ops

Some cyber operations performed within the context of an armed conflict should be governed by international law, a NATO-sponsored study says. Fierce Government IT reports the study, conducted by NATO’s… Read more »

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