Category Cybersecurity

NSA ‘Systematically Moving’ All Its Data To The Cloud

Excerpts: The IC GovCloud is a single integrated “big data fusion environment” that allows analysts to rapidly “connect the dots” across all NSA’s data sources, according to Chief Information Officer Greg Smithberger.   The impetus for the multi-year move is getting the NSA’s data, including signals intelligence and other foreign surveillance and intelligence information it […]

Pentagon Pushes Counterintel For Industry As China Hacks Away

Excerpts: The plan, dubbed “Deliver Uncompromised,” is looking for ways the Pentagon can work with the defense industry on a case by case basis to toughen security and head off threats, adding security and counterintelligence assets “to augment our collection and analysis capabilities, gain a more comprehensive understanding to threats against our technologies.”      […]

China Industrial Policy Seeks To Steal ‘Crown Jewels’ Of U.S. Tech

We used to call this China’s ‘Great Steal Ahead.’  And, there is nothing new about this policy/strategy.   RCP,   China Industrial Policy Seeks to Steal ‘Crown Jewels’ of U.S. Tech White House exposes Chinese economic aggression Getty Images BY: Bill Gertz June 19, 2018 9:01 pm China’s government is using a multi-pronged strategy to systematically […]

David Sanger Interviewed On CNBC On His New Book:  “The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, & Fear In The Cyber Age”

David Sanger Interviewed On CNBC On His New Book:  “The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, & Fear In The Cyber Age”      New York Times journalist and author David E. Sanger was interviewed on CNBC’s Squawk Box this morning/June 19, 2019, about his new book: “The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, & Fear In The Cyber Age,” just out by Scribe […]

Ex-CIA Engineer Charged With Massive Leak To WikiLeaks

Ex-CIA engineer charged with massive leak to WikiLeaks By Josh Gerstein, View Original June 18th, 2018 Former CIA computer engineer Joshua Schulte was previously facing child pornography charges in federal court in New York. The indictment broadens the case to accuse him of illegally gathering classified information, damaging CIA computers, lying to investigators and numerous other […]

Pentagon Puts Cyber Warriors On The Offensive, Increasing The Risk Of Conflict

  Excerpts: There is little debate inside the government’s sprawling community of cyberwarriors and defenders that the United States needs to step up its game: It did not see the Russian hack of the 2016 election coming, or North Korea’s “WannaCry” attack last year, which crippled the National Health Service in Britain and rippled around […]

POTUS Trump Directs Pentagon To Establish Space Force As Sixth Military Branch

President Trump directs Pentagon, Defense Department to ‘immediately begin the process’ of establishing ‘space force’ as sixth military branch By Michael Sheetz | @thesheetztweetz, View Original June 18th, 2018 President Donald Trump President Donald Trump declared Monday he would move to make a new branch of the military focused solely on space. “I am hereby directing the […]

Why Hackers Aren’t Afraid Of Us

Excerpts: Yet out of a reflexive secrecy about cyberoperations — motivated by an unwillingness to acknowledge both our vulnerabilities and our detection abilities — the United States never called out the Russians for what they were doing. Nor did we exact any punishment. That proved to be a huge mistake. If Mr. Putin thought there […]

Former NATO Commander Envisions New Cyber Branch of Military

Excerpt: Cyberattacks carried out by nation states such as Russia and North Korea increasingly are sophisticated and brash, said Mr. Stavridis, the current dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. A dedicated cybersecurity unit would help critical infrastructure operators, for example, prevent and respond to attacks that could cause widespread […]

Blockchain All The Rage — But, It Comes With Numerous Risks

rp-blockchain-security-risks Blockchain All The Rage — But, It Comes With Numerous Risks      The title above is from Kelly Sheridan’s June 13, 2018 article she posted on the security and technology website,  And, she’s right, as being associated with blockchain has become a cottage industry on Wall Street.  “If you haven’t jumped into the […]