Category NSA

HASC Chairman Comments On NDAA Passage

THORNBERRY ON NDAA PASSAGE FINAL VOTE: 356-70   WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) made the following statement after final passage of the NDAA Conference Report.  The Conference Report passed the House today with a vote of 356-70.  The conference report will now be approved by the Senate and sent the President for  signature.  This […]

Assessment Of U.S. Cyber Command’s Elevation To Unified Combatant Command

Assessment of U.S. Cyber Command’s Elevation to Unified Combatant Command By Divergent Options, divergentoptions.org View Original November 13th, 2017 Ali Crawford is a current M.A. Candidate at the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce.  She studies diplomacy and intelligence with a focus on cyber policy and cyber warfare.  She tweets at @ali_craw.   Title:  Assessment of U.S. Cyber […]

New NSC Intel Chief Once Worked On A CIA Assassination Program, Sources Say

From Buzzfeed.   Excerpt: The program was begun shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the sources said. The program was contracted in 2004 to Prince, who hired the CIA officer who had initially designed it. Prince was removed from the program in 2006, and it was disbanded in 2009, after Barack Obama became […]

How Americans Became Vulnerable To Russian Disinformation

  https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/russia-social-media-election-interference-by-kent-harrington-2017-11 How Americans Became Vulnerable to Russian Disinformation Nov 7, 2017  KENT HARRINGTONSocial media moguls’ disregard for facts may have facilitated Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. But Russia’s success in peddling bogus news via Twitter and Facebook exposed more fundamental problems: a poorly educated electorate and a news industry that has […]

North Korea Defector Says Kim’s Spy Network Is A Major Security Gap

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell & his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell’s Comments:  Of course north Korea operates a “spy network” inside South Korea.  It is necessary for intelligence purposes of course because the north does not have the technical […]

Security Breach And Spilled Secrets Have Shaken The N.S.A. To Its Core

Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shaken the N.S.A. to Its Core By Scott Shane, Nicole Perlroth, David E. Sanger, www.nytimes.com View Original November 12th, 2017 Jake Williams, a former member of the National Security Agency’s hacking unit. The Shadow Brokers, a mysterious group that obtained N.S.A. cybertools, identified his work for the agency on Twitter. Credit Dustin Chambers […]

China Has A Breakthrough In Spy-Proof Quantum Communications

chinasunhackablenetwork China Has A Breakthrough In Spy-Proof Quantum Communications http://www.fortunascorner.com      Patrick Tucker posted a November 9, 2017 article on the national security website, DefenseOne.com, with the title above.  It is about a subject I have written extensively about on this blog — China building an ‘unhackable’ communications network in space.  Nothing is truly ‘unhackabe,’ as […]

A Soft(Ware) Approach To Threats From Within: Mitigating The Insider Threat With Threat-Detection Software

A Soft(ware) Approach to Threats from Within: Mitigating the Insider Threat with Threat-Detection Software By Sonny James Santistevan, georgetownsecuritystudiesreview.org View Original November 9th, 2017 GSSR Cyber Security, Intelligence, The Forum, US National Security 0 A SoftPhoto by: ware Photo Credit: New York Times Growing concerns about the prevalence and increasing regularity of insider threat breaches within the United States Government and private […]

Ex-British Double Agent Says Russian Spies Must Save World

Ex-British double agent says Russian spies must save world By Associated Press, www.stripes.com View Original November 10th, 2017 MOSCOW — A former British intelligence officer who worked as a double agent for the Soviet Union said Russian spies now have “the difficult and critical mission” of saving the world, according to a statement released Friday. George Blake […]

The FBI Blindly Hacked Computers In Russia, China, And Iran

Excerpts: The news signals the bold future of policing on the so-called dark web, where investigators are increasingly deploying malware without first knowing which country their suspect is located in. Legal experts and commentators say the approach of blindly kicking down digital doors in countries not allied with the U.S. could lead to geopolitical fallout. […]