Tag Archives: Iran

FireEye: Fake Social Media Accounts Impersonated 2018 US Midterm Candidates to Back Iranian Interests

A new FireEye report says a network of fake social media accounts impersonated U.S. political candidates and used legitimate online and print media outlets in the U.S. and Israel to promote content in support of Iranian interests. The company said Tuesday most of the bogus accounts in the network were created between April 2018 and March 2019 and used profile pictures taken from different sources online.

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Stan Black: Citrix Launches Forensic Investigation Into Internal Network Breach

Stan Black, chief security and information officer at Citrix, has said the company was informed by the FBI on Wednesday that international cyber hackers may have accessed and downloaded documents through a tactic that uses weak passwords called password spraying. Black wrote in a blog post published Friday that Citrix has launched a forensic investigation, sought the help of a cybersecurity firm and initiated actions to protect its internal network in response to the incident.
 

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Raytheon’s Thomas Kennedy: Allies’ Procurement of US Defense Equipment to Continue Amid Tariffs

Raytheon CEO Thomas Kennedy told CNBC in an interview posted Wednesday he believes that despite trade disputes, foreign countries will continue to procure defense platforms from the U.S. in order to safeguard their citizens’ freedom and protect their sovereignty. He noted about European countries’ efforts to increase their defense spending …

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Frost & Sullivan: DoD’s FY 2018 Budget Plan Reflects Increase in Operations & Maintenance, R&D Accounts

A Frost & Sullivan report has found the Defense Department‘s budget request for fiscal year 2018 represents a 9 percent rise, or approximately $52 billion, over the FY 2017 budget plan with significant increases in operations and maintenance as well as research, development, testing and evaluation accounts. The market research firm said Wednesday it …

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Industry Officials Talk Govt’s Reluctance to Share Cyber Threat Data at House Panel Hearing

Industry officials told lawmakers at a House Homeland Security Committee’s cybersecurity panel hearing Thursday that that U.S. government is hesitant to facilitate cyber threat data sharing with stakeholders in the private sector, Nextgov reported Thursday. Scott Montgomery, a vice president at Intel Security, told House committee members that U.S. government investigators’ …

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Juan Zarate on his Latest Book ‘Treasury’s War’, Private-Public Financial Collaboration in National Security Efforts, and the Power of the ‘Carrot’ of Financial Inclusion

On the heels of the late 2013 release of his second book, Treasury’s War: The Unleashing of a New Era of Financial Warfare, Juan Zarate caught up with ExecutiveBiz to discuss his and the Treasury Department’s work in the years after 9/11 to promote U.S. national security interests through sophisticated …

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Iran Claims Success In Downing Mock Drone

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard is claiming it successfully brought down mock foreign surveillance drones during recent tests, Reuters reports. Citing a report from the state’s Fars news agency, Stephen Powell writes the government used hypothetical drones in the test. Powell writes that the news agency removed the word “hypothetical” from its …

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