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DHS Wants Private Sector To Share More Information About Cyber Threats

The Department of Homeland Security continues to share unique cyber threat indicators with the private sector and is working to improve the quality of that information but industry’s level of sharing cyber security threat signatures with the government continues to lag, a department official said on Thursday. “What we’re not seeing and what we’d like […]

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Latest ‘Hack the Pentagon’ Results Show Flaws In DoD Travel System

The latest edition of the “Hack the Pentagon” bug bounty program uncovered over 100 security vulnerabilities in the Pentagon’s public-facing travel system for department employees, according to results released Thursday by program coordinator HackerOne. The fifth “Hack the Pentagon” event ran through April during which 19 ethical hackers reported ongoing flaws in the Defense Travel […]

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DHS, Commerce Department Find Resilience Of Network Infrastructures Being Tested

The nation’s network infrastructures have demonstrated their resiliency against a range of cyber-attacks in the past few years but these networks are being tested more severely as the size and scale of attacks grow, according to a new report by the Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security. The report offers a vision for protecting infrastructure […]

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Cyber Security Firm Fishtech Group To Acquire Haystax

Fishtech Group, a provider of cloud-based cyber security services, on Monday said it has agreed to acquire Northern Virginia-based Haystax Technology in a deal that would give it a security analytics platform. Missouri-based Fishtech said the acquisition will further its “data-driven security solutions” and extend the reach of Haystax beyond clients in the homeland security and […]

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Cyber Command’s Mission Forces Reach Full Operational Capability

All of Cyber Command’s operational teams have reached full operational capability four months ahead of schedule after the Air Force’s 33 teams reached the mark on May 11. The Air Force’s Cyber Mission Force units joined the Army, Navy and Marine Corps in meeting the fully manned designation and the Cyber Command’s 133-team, 6,200-person unit […]

Cyber officials discuss cloud needs at the AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium In Baltimore. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

DoD Cyber Officials Want Updated Data Standards, Capabilities As Pentagon Moves To Cloud

Facing a growing number of cloud computing initiatives, Department of Defense officials want to ensure future contracts build in improved data protection standards and urge industry partners to bring emerging technologies to make use of improved analytics. Programs such as the DoD’s upcoming multi-billion dollar Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) will require new standards for […]

New DoD CIO Dana Deasy (right) discusses his strategy at the AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

New DoD CIO Details Strategy To Future Technology Initiatives

The Pentagon’s new chief information officer offered the first glimpse of his strategy at a Thursday conference, with a focus on sticking to principles in the latest National Defense Strategy and emphasizing improvement of current DoD technology. Dana Deasy, who was sworn in as DoD CIO on May 7, said he will pursue big tent […]

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DISA’s $7.8 Billion Cloud Communications Contract Will Be Single Source Award

The Defense Information System Agency’s (DISA) pending $7.8 billion defense enterprise communications contract will be single source award as officials are hoping to find a readily available cloud-based solution to cut down on future costs, according to agency officials DISA officials are pushing to release the final Request for Proposals for the Defense Enterprise Office […]

Media roundtable with DISA officials at the AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium in Baltimore. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

DoD Slowing Rollout Of Joint Regional Security Stacks To Address Ongoing Issues

The Pentagon is slowing down the rollout of its its Joint Regional Security Stacks (JRSS) network protection capability as underlying issues with the ‘large, complex’ system continue to cause problems with operational applications, according to Army and Defense Information System Agency officials. Vice Adm. Nancy Norton, director of DISA, told reporters at a Wednesday AFCEA […]

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DHS Issues Cyber Security Strategy While White House Eliminates Cyber Position

The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday released its strategy for securing the homeland against cyber attacks and illicit cyber activity, the same day the White House reportedly eliminated the position of cyber security coordinator from the National Security Council. The new strategy, which creates a framework for DHS to carry out its cyber security […]