Cybersecurity

Major cyberattack on US 'inevitable,' experts tell Congress

Without government mandates to secure critical infrastructure, a damaging cyberattack on the nation will happen, experts tell a House panel.

Cybersecurity

Should US adopt the Godfather cyber defense doctrine?

Vito Corleone had an elegant solution to identifying the source of clandestine attacks.

DISA to roll out defense-wide mobility plan

DISA is gearing up to launch a DOD-wide mobility strategy that will include setting up an enterprise app store and establishing standards for software developers.

Cybersecurity

Light at the end of the continuous-monitoring tunnel

Moving to a risk-management model of cybersecurity with continuous monitoring of systems can be difficult on a tight budget, but the savings can make it all worth the work.

Cloud & Infrastructure

LulzSec Reborn? Military dating data dump may be work of reformed group

A band of hackers calling themselves "LulzSec Reborn" exposed the usernames and passwords of more than 170,000 subscribers to an online military dating service March 25. Or has it?

Cybersecurity

Army Cyber Command to streamline cyber defense process

The Army Cyber Command is changing its information assurance accreditation methods by increasing automation and training additional compliance teams.

Cybersecurity

DOD's 3 challenges in protecting cyber infrastructure

House and Senate budget hearings focused on defining DOD's role in defending a largely civilian cyberspace, and on the challenge of recruiting and retaining the workforce it needs.

Cybersecurity

DOD wants in on protecting civilian infrastructure

Defense Deputy Secretary Ashton B. Carter calls for support of greater info sharing between government and the private sector at the 2012 RSA Conference.

Cybersecurity

Which is the bigger threat, missiles or hackers?

In a study on cybersecurity attitudes, one-third of security officials rated computer security higher than missile defense.

Cybersecurity

Could you continue to operate under cyberattack?

In the cybersecurity world, the military model of mitigating damage when operating in degraded conditions is increasingly applicable.

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity research gets boost in 2013 budget request

Cybersecurity is identified as a priority for basic research in the president's budget request for fiscal 2013, with large investments proposed for DOD, DHS and NSF.

Cybersecurity

US energy systems have disaster written all over them

Bringing new, localized sources of energy online in a smart grid would help to create a resilient, independent energy system and could foil potential cyberattacks to boot.

Cybersecurity

New Sykipot variant can steal PINs from DOD smart cards

A new strain of Sykipot, which has been traced to China before, uses a keylogger to steal CAC login credentials and access sensitive information, according to researchers at Alienvault Labs.

Cybersecurity

DOD still wrestling with scalability, security for wireless networks

DOD experts discuss the challenges involved in issuing mobile devices to military and civilian personnel.

Cybersecurity

Fragmented efforts hurt cybersecurity workforce development

Incomplete and overlapping efforts to identify, track and retain workers have kept some departments from filling the positions, GAO says.

Cybersecurity

Navy devising battle plan for satellite attacks

The U.S. Navy is considering how it will handle future operations where it might have little or no satellite communications or navigation, something that may be standard as cyber warfare continues to escalate.

Cybersecurity

DARPA's new cyber tack: Think, act like a hacker

The Defense Department's research arm has unveiled new, fast-moving programs that focus on cyberspace, from warfare to authentication and verification.

Cybersecurity

Cyberspace: A battlefield where the old rules don't apply

Concepts such as deterrence, overwhelming force, even diplomacy don't work against anonymous, asymmetric attacks, experts say.

Cybersecurity

An IT leader on both the traditional and cyber battlefields

As the Air Force's IT leader, Lt. Gen. William Lord faces new terrain in supporting warfighters who must switch seamlessly from the traditional battlefield to the cyber domain.

Cybersecurity

US drone fleet infected by virus

Keylogging software hasn't stopped flights, but security crew can't get rid of it.

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