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Keith Alexander: Merge Cyber Offense, Defense Teams Into One

Keith Alexander: Merge Cyber Offense, Defense Teams Into One

Offensive and defensive cyber teams need to be on the same team, the National Security Agency‘s director recently said. Federal News Radio reports Army Gen. Keith Alexander, also head of… Read more »

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NetApp, nPulse Launch Big Data Packet Capture for Agencies; Timothy Sullivan Comments

NetApp, nPulse Launch Big Data Packet Capture for Agencies; Timothy Sullivan Comments

NetApp and nPulse Technologies have launched a packet capture solution for cyber workers to keep records of captured and stored packets as part of network security. NetApp said the public… Read more »

DARPA to Develop Power-Efficient Analog Computer Chips; Daniel Hammerstrom Comments

DARPA to Develop Power-Efficient Analog Computer Chips; Daniel Hammerstrom Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is funding a program that will develop non-digital computer chips, Wired reports. The Unconventional Processing of Signals for Intelligent Data Exploitation program aims to… Read more »

Delays Plague DoD Plan to Speed Up Critical Cyber Tool Acquistion

Delays Plague DoD Plan to Speed Up Critical Cyber Tool Acquistion

The U.S. Department of Defense is experiencing delays with their plan to quicken the acquisition of critical cyber tools, reports Zachary Fryer-Biggs for DefenseNews. The “993 report” is a strategy included… Read more »

Report: NSA Computers Calling Shots on Policy

Report: NSA Computers Calling Shots on Policy

In an interview with Nextgov, National Security Agency Compliance Director John DeLong said computers autonomously make many legal and policy decisions for intercepting public communications. DeLong told writer Aliya Sternstein… Read more »

DARPA Releases Details About Cyber Research Programs Funded by 'Plan X'

DARPA Releases Details About Cyber Research Programs Funded by 'Plan X'

The Pentagon has announced it will fund research programs for the development of tools that can coordinate and bolster cyberattacks, NextGov reports. Initially announced in June, the Pentagon’s Plan X… Read more »

Pentagon Requests Simulation Which Mimics Cybersecurity Attack

Pentagon Requests Simulation Which Mimics Cybersecurity Attack

The Pentagon has requested a cyber threat simulation program that would be able to train and assess federal cyber employees, reports NextGov. The hope is that an interactive training program… Read more »

DOE Asking Utilities to Share Sensitive Data, Form Cyber Board

DOE Asking Utilities to Share Sensitive Data, Form Cyber Board

The Energy Department wants electric power companies to anonymously share data with the department and also form a board for overseeing cybersecurity, NetworkWorld reports. According to Ellen Messmer‘s article, that… Read more »

Report: Private Companies Should Adapt Military Cybersecurity Approach

Report: Private Companies Should Adapt Military Cybersecurity Approach

A cybersecurity firm is rallying for private companies to adopt a more “military-minded” approach to cyberdefense, CNN Intelligence reports. Out of 100 information security executives surveyed by CounterTak, about 80%… Read more »

FBI Issues Public Warning Against  Malware Which Locks Computer, Extorts Money

FBI Issues Public Warning Against Malware Which Locks Computer, Extorts Money

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center has issued a warning about  malware which tries to extort money from its victims by locking their computers, the agency announced August 9. Donna… Read more »

Report: Stuxnet, Flame-Like Virus Stealing Financial Info

Report: Stuxnet, Flame-Like Virus Stealing Financial Info

Researchers at Kaspersky Labs have discovered a virus that steals bank account information from victims and has similar code to the Stuxnet and Flame viruses, CNNMoney reports. According to David… Read more »

Microsoft To Introduce Web-Based Outlook; Brian Hall Comments

Microsoft To Introduce Web-Based Outlook; Brian Hall Comments

Microsoft Corp. will introduce a free and web-based email portal under the Outlook brand, Bloomberg reports. Microsoft’s Windows group general manager Brian Hall said Hotmail will likely be phased out in… Read more »

Report: Journalist Falls Victim to iCloud Hacking

Report: Journalist Falls Victim to iCloud Hacking

Potential security flaws of Apple’s iCloud service were recently exposed following the hacking of a Wired technology journalist’s account. Mat Hanon recounted details of the hacking that compromised his Twitter… Read more »

David Fastabend Outlines Views Cyber Info Sharing, Workforce

David Fastabend Outlines Views Cyber Info Sharing, Workforce

David Fastabend, a vice president at ITT Exelis, has encouraged his former colleagues in the U.S. Army to “Adapt or Die” when dealing with cybersecurity.  Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. of… Read more »

AF Seeking Contractor to Help Expand Cyber Operations Center

AF Seeking Contractor to Help Expand Cyber Operations Center

The U.S. Air Force is planning to open an Illinois-based cyberspace operations activity to other commands, agencies and even educational institutions. According to a July 30 solicitation notice, the Air… Read more »

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