Archive: Cyber

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.).

DHS Reauthorization Moves A Step Closer With Approval By Senate Committee

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday approved a bill to reauthorize to essentially codify existing authorities of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) after the House passed a similar bill last summer. The committee’s version of the bill would change the current National Protection and Programs Directorate to the Cybersecurity and […]

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CSRA Receives Provisional Authority To Begin Operating Its DoD Cloud Platform

The Department of Defense’s information agency has given CSRA [CSRA] approval to begin operating its cloud computing service on certain Pentagon components handling the highest level of unclassified data. Defense Information Systems Agency officials have granted CSRA an Impact Level 5 provisional authorization for its milCloud 2.0 platform, which allows the company’s cloud platform to […]


Lockheed Martin Announces New Cyber Mission Platform

Lockheed Martin [LMT] has rolled out a new comprehensive cyber mission system, capable of performing offensive, defensive, and command & control operations, in its bid to win an Air Force contract for Cyber Mission Forces. The new “Henosis” platform, announced at the company’s annual media on Monday, was developed for the Air Force’s $30 million […]

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CYBERCOM Nominee Nakasone: Defined Strategy Needed To Address Lack Of Consequences For Russian Interference

The president’s nominee to be the next leader of Cyber Command and the National Security Agency told lawmakers Thursday a defined, whole-of-government strategy is needed to deter Russian interference after previous U.S. responses to cyber attacks have been insufficient in deterring adversaries. Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone, commander of Army Cyber Command, testified at his first […]

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DoD CIO Readying Cybersecurity Scorecard 2.0, Focusing On Automation

Department of Defense officials are readying to add automation to its cyber security scorecard procedure to make better use of network security data and more rapidly integrate off-the-shelf commercial capabilities. The DoD Cybersecurity Scorecard 2.0 will move past manual entry of critical network data to assess cyber hygiene, with hopes that building in continuous monitoring […]

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SEC Issues New Cyber Risk Reporting Guidelines

The Securities and Exchange Commission approved a new set of guidelines Wednesday urging companies to be more forthcoming in disclosing known cyber risks and incident reports following breaches. The latest report builds on a set of 2011 guidelines and requires companies implement policies to more rapidly assess cyber threats and detail potential vulnerabilities in its […]

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Army Research Lab Awards Awards $25 Million Grant For IoBT Device Network Concepts

Army officials are looking to a new five-year, $25 million grant with research institutions to develop a cyber network concept needed to thwart threats aimed at its growing number of internet-connected battlefield devices. The Army Research Lab’s Internet of Battlefield Things (IoBT) Reign initiative tasks a new research group with developing capability concepts to address […]

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CSIS Says Costs Of Cybercrime Growing Globally

The cost to the global economy of cybercrimes has risen from an estimated $445 billion in 2014 to nearly $600 billion currently, according to a new study. The reasons for the benefit growth to cyber criminals include faster use of new technologies, more potential victims as online users increase, ease of criminal activity, and an […]

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Aerospace & Defense Industry To Face New Malware Threats On Tested Attack Vectors in 2018

Cyber threat actors are preparing new malware threats utilizing tested web application attack vectors aimed at disrupting the U.S. private sector, including aerospace and defense industries, according to reports released Tuesday. New research from cyber companies Akamai [AKAM] and FireEye [FEYE] shows an urgent need for Industry IT officials to focus on implementing new system […]

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Sessions Creates Task Force To Examine Cyber Security Needs, Capabilities

With cyber threats on the rise, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has established a task force within the Justice Department to review the department’s current capabilities and needs in cyber security. Sessions directed the Cyber-Digital Task Force to provide an initial report by June 30 on the department’s existing activities and for initial recommendations. “The Internet […]