List/Grid Tag Archives: cyber defense

Shawn Henry: Private Sector Has Cyber Info Void to Fill

Shawn Henry: Private Sector Has Cyber Info Void to Fill

Cybersecurity efforts should focus on hunting down the network intruder instead of trying to defend the network from an attack, says Shawn Henry, the FBI’s former top cyber official. Henry… Read more »

Suzanne Vautrinot: Air Force Cybercom Plays Defense for Info Advantage

Suzanne Vautrinot: Air Force Cybercom Plays Defense for Info Advantage

The Air Force’s cyber command operates with the same mission-focus as any other command of the force, Maj. Gen. Suzanne Vautrinot said this week, according to an Air Force release…. Read more »

Northrop Recruits Interns at DC High School Cyber Defense Event; Diane Miller Comments

Northrop Recruits Interns at DC High School Cyber Defense Event; Diane Miller Comments

A group of cyber savvy high school students recently traveled cross-country to participate in a Washington-based cyber defense competition, the Los Angeles Times reports.  The CyberPatriot National High School Cyber… Read more »

Northrop Grumman Awards Scholarships to CyberPatriot Winners

Northrop Grumman Awards Scholarships to CyberPatriot Winners

Northrop Grumman last week presented $54,000 in scholarships to 36 students at the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot National Finals Competition. Each of the winners, part of the CyberPatriot program, received… Read more »

William Lynn: Cyber Warfare Unavoidable in the Near Future

William Lynn: Cyber Warfare Unavoidable in the Near Future

Any large, future clash will “almost certainly” include aspects of cyber warfare–a threat that reaches far beyond military operations and into the core of the U.S. economy, said Deputy Defense… Read more »

European Union Considers Stronger Cybersecurity, Stricter Penalties for Hackers

European Union Considers Stronger Cybersecurity, Stricter Penalties for Hackers

Europe must build stronger defenses against cyber attacks and enforce harsher punishments against convicted hackers, the European Commission said yesterday. According to AFP, the commission proposed a new regulation imposing… Read more »

BAE Systems Wins Award to Serve as FBI's Cyber 'Gatekeepers'; Tom Sechler Comments

BAE Systems Wins Award to Serve as FBI's Cyber 'Gatekeepers'; Tom Sechler Comments

BAE Systems has won a $40 million award to provide critical information security safeguards, including certification and accreditation, to ensure the confidentiality and privacy of FBI computer networks in the… Read more »

SAIC Honored for Supporting Next-Gen Cyber Warriors, Aerospace Education

SAIC Honored for Supporting Next-Gen Cyber Warriors, Aerospace Education

The Air Force Association has recognized SAIC with the Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award for its contributions to aerospace education and its support of CyberPatriot, the national high-school cyber-defense competition. The… Read more »

Unstoppable Cyber Army Would Only Take 2 Years

Unstoppable Cyber Army Would Only Take 2 Years

It would take only two years and around $100 million to develop an unstoppable cyber army, according to a former NSA official. Charlie Miller, who currently serves as a researcher… Read more »

CACI's Paul Cofoni: 'Cyber Defense Suffers from Being One of Many Priorities'

CACI's Paul Cofoni: 'Cyber Defense Suffers from Being One of Many Priorities'

Cybersecurity should be just as much prioritized as issues pertaining to the ongoing wars, the economy, and the healthcare and immigration reforms, said CACI Chief Executive Officer Paul Cofoni in… Read more »

Army Special Agent Receives Cyber Defender Award

Army Special Agent Receives Cyber Defender Award

Special Agent Thomas M. Williamson received the outstanding special agent of the year award from U.S. Army’s Criminal Investigation Command’s Computer Crime Investigation Unit, according to a blog post by… Read more »

Northrop Grumman to Help Find NextGen Cyber Pros

Northrop Grumman to Help Find NextGen Cyber Pros

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), has announced that it will serve as the “Presenting Sponsor” of AFA’s Cyber Patriot III, a high school cyber defense competition that is designed to nurture… Read more »

To Shore Up Cyber Defense, USAF CENTCOM Looks to L-3 Communications

To Shore Up Cyber Defense, USAF CENTCOM Looks to L-3 Communications

L-3 Communications’ STRATIS division was awarded a contract worth a potential $152 million to provide cyber operations and IT support to the U.S. Air Force’s Central Command. Under the contract,… Read more »

NSA Chief to Appear Before Senate Committee

NSA Chief to Appear Before Senate Committee

Today, Lt. Gen. Keith Alexander, the current director of the National Security Agency, will go before the Senate Armed Services Committee to discuss his appointment to head the U.S. Cyber… Read more »

Air Force Wants to Give $104 Million for Cyber Command

Air Force Wants to Give $104 Million for Cyber Command

In their prepared testimony before the House Armed Services Committee, Air Force Secretary Michael Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz outlined their budgetary priorities for cyberspace,… Read more »

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