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Cyber Debate Finds No Exaggeration in Threat of Cyber War

During a moderated debate held at the Newseum earlier this week, cyber heavy weights came together to discuss whether or not the threat of cyber war has been exaggerated. The debate featured Mike McConnell, former DNI and currently serving at Booz Allen, Bruce Schneier, a security technologist, Marc Rotenberg, executive …

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Cyber: A General Perspective

Over the weekend, Adm. Mike McConnell, former DNI and presently heading the cyber effort at Booz Allen, published an article in The Washington Post calling for a new strategy and thought process for cybersecurity in the United States. The article highlighted a number of key strategies McConnell believes the nation …

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We Would Lose Cyberwar says former DNI Mike McConnell

Cyberwar is increasingly entering into the mindset of policy makers. Earlier this month, DNI Dennis Blair outlined the cyber threat in his Annual Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community, saying that “The United States confronts a dangerous combination of known and unknown vulnerabilities, strong and rapidly expanding adversary capabilities, …

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NIST Issues Second Draft of Smart-Grid Cybersecurity Plan

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued its second draft of its strategy, Smart Grid Cyber Security Strategy and Requirements, for public review. The implementation of smart-grid technology opens up a variety of new vulnerabilities with the power grid. Foreign nations and terrorists would be capable of using …

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Mike McConnell to rejoin Booz Allen

National security expert Mike McConnell will rejoin Booz Allen as senior vice president upon the completion of his service as Director of National Intelligence. A Vietnam veteran, McConnell served 29 years in the Navy before retiring in 1996 as a vice admiral. Upon his retirement, McConnell joined Booz Allen where …

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