Tag Archives: espionage

Accenture Report: First Half of 2017 Saw Increased Use of Deception Tactics, Rise in Ransomware

A new report from Accenture’s security business has found that organizations have experienced a rise in ransomware attacks and use of phishing campaigns and deception tactics such as steganography, anti-analysis code and command-and-control servers during the first half of 2017. The 2017 Cyber Threatscape Report is based on research and analysis …

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ODNI’s IARPA Seeks Proposals for Insider Threat Evaluation Program

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence is seeking proposals for a program that aims to develop and assess methods for insider threat detection. The Scientific advances to Continuous Insider Threat Evaluation initiative will be carried out in two separate research efforts and is slated to commence in …

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CIA Gets New Head of Clandestine Service

CIA Director Leon E. Panetta announced yesterday the appointment of John D. Bennett as the next head of the National Clandestine Service (NCS). Bennett will succeed Michael J. Sulick who is set to retire from the agency. The NCS is tasked with carrying out covert action and human intelligence (HUMINT) …

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