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‘Is That Really You Typing?  New Pentagon Technology Will Know’; But, Beware Of Over-Reliance, Or over-Confidence In This Technique — Only The Digital Shadow…….Really Knows

‘Is That Really You Typing?  New Pentagon Technology Will Know’; But, Beware Of Over-Reliance, Or over-Confidence In This Technique — Only The Digital Shadow…….Really Knows   http://www.fortunascorner.com        Mohana Ravindranath had an article last week by NextGov.com, and posted on the national security website, DefenseOne.com, with the title above.  He begins, “in its quest to drop […]

Moscow’s Cyber-Defense How The Russian Government Plans To Protect The Country From The Coming Cyber War

Very long, but interesting read.  Definitely worth the time.  RCP, fortunascoirner.com Excerpt: “This is just the demo version of a future large-scale cyberwar,” concludes Group-IB’s report on WannaCry. “It’s become clear how vulnerable the modern world is to digital weapons from the arsenals of intelligence agencies and cyber-armies, when they fall into other hands. Unfortunately, […]

High-Tech ‘Cyber Nukes’ Threaten Aging Nuclear Deterrents

High-Tech ‘Cyber Nukes’ Threaten Aging Nuclear Deterrents National Security Agency (NSA) Director Adm. Michael S. Rogers testified on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, D.C., nearly two months ago, before the U.S. House Armed Services Emerging Threats and Capabilities subcommittee hearing. Covered, ‘Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request for U.S. Cyber Command: Cyber Mission Force Support to […]

If You Have An Apple IPhone/iPad, Etc. – Upload Security Patch NOW!

Update Your Apple Devices. Right Now. By Brian Fung, www.washingtonpost.com View Original July 20th, 2017 Apple has released a software update to iOS and macOS that you should download right away. The security update patches a dangerous vulnerability in WiFi chips that allows hackers to “execute arbitrary code” — industry-speak for taking over your device. Through the WiFi chip, a hacker may […]

Trump To Nominate Raytheon Lobbyist For Next Army Secretary

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2017/07/19/trump-to-nominate-raytheon-lobbyist-for-next-army-secretary/?utm_term=.e0af4773f2d3 Trump To Nominate Raytheon Lobbyist For Next Army Secretary By Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Greg Jaffe By Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Greg Jaffe July 19 at 2:09 PM U.S. Soldiers from the 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, conduct training in Orzysz, Poland, on April 3. (Spec. Nathanael Mercado/ Army)   President Trump will nominate Mark Esper, a top lobbyist for Raytheon and a former […]

POTUS Trump To Nominate Key Admin Personnel — Including USD(I)

Note VADM Kernan for USD(I) President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent To Nominate Personnel To Key Administration Posts https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/07/17/president-donald-j-trump-announces-intent-nominate-personnel-key President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key positions in his Administration: Peter Henry Barlerin of Colorado to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America […]

Cutting Cyber Command’s Umbilical Cord To The NSA

Cutting Cyber Command’s Umbilical Cord To The NSA thecipherbrief.com · July 17, 2017 July 17, 2017 | General Michael Hayden General Michael Hayden Former Director, CIA and NSA Despite the many logistical and operational challenges of a transition, many acknowledge that U.S. Cyber Command must eventually separate from the National Security Agency. According to news reports, the Trump […]

You Can Buy Password Stealing Malware For Just $7 Online 

You Can Buy Password Stealing Malware For Just $7 Online  http://www.fortunascorner.com      Jahanzaib Hassan had an article last week (July 11/July 16, 2017) on the cyber security website, HackRead.com, noting that security “researchers at [the cyber security company] ProofPoint, recently discovered a [new] mass-marketed malware called — Ovidiy stealer — whose main purpose is to […]

Why America’s Army Is Falling Apart

Gen. George Washington told his officers, “If we are wise, let us prepare for the worst.” Washington’s wise words are being systematically ignored by the Army.   On July 18 the 173rd Airborne Brigade, along with allied NATO airborne units, will conduct a Joint Forcible Entry exercise near Bezmer Air Base, Bulgaria.The goal is to […]

Digital Generals Are As Important As Military Generals (Because The U.S. Is Losing The Digital War)

Maybe — Unless you are practicing to fight disconnected; and, making your network dependent opponent — ‘deaf, dumb, and blind.’  RCP, fortunascorner.com Digital Generals Are As Important As Military Generals (Because The U.S. Is Losing The Digital War)     By Steve Andriole, www.forbes.com View Original June 20th, 2017 Shutterstock There are some economic realities that are […]