Category U.S. Cyber Command

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 […]

How To Steal a Mobile Phone Number & Everything Linked To It  — Meet Signaling System 7, A Hacker’s Best Friend

How To Steal a Mobile Phone Number & Everything Linked To It  — Meet Signaling System 7, A Hacker’s Best Friend   www.frotunascorner.com        Steven Melendez has a July 18, 2017 article on the website, FastCompany, with the title above.  Mr. Melendez begins by writing how even the most tech-savvy can still be vulnerable, and […]

Staying Secret in The Age Of Social Media

Staying Secret in The Age Of Social Media thecipherbrief.com · July 19, 2017 July 19, 2017 | Mark Kelton Mark Kelton Former Deputy Director for Counterintelligence, CIA National Clandestine Service Intelligence officers must often use a false identity – a legend or cover. How has social media and digital technology changed how they create and preserve these cover […]

How Hostile Spies Study Social Media to Crack CIA Cover, Spot Likely Agents

How Hostile Spies Study Social Media to Crack CIA Cover, Spot Likely Agents thecipherbrief.com · July 19, 2017 July 19, 2017 | Daniel Hoffman The Newsletter Get exclusive analysis delivered to your inbox daily. subscribe now Daniel Hoffman Former Chief of Station, Central Intelligence Agency Intelligence officers’ tradecraft is highly guarded for good reason. One of its most […]

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 […]

House Proposes Cuts For Key Cyber Security Agency

Excerpts: House Cuts NIST Funding, But Not As Much as White House   Also on Thursday, the House Appropriations Committee forwarded a Commerce, Justice and Science funding bill that cuts money for the government’s main cyber standards agency but by less than President Donald Trump requested.   The National Institute of Standards and Technology will […]

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 […]