Archive: Cyber

DHS Assistant secretary for the Office of Cyber Security and Communications. Photo: Department of Homeland Security.

DHS Still Pushing For Cyber Protection Office To Improve Information Sharing

In the wake of the recent massive Equifax [EFX] data breach, the Department of Homeland Security hopes to establish a new cyber security and infrastructure protection office to improve information sharing practices with industry. DHS plans on working with the House Homeland Security Committee to move forward legislation intended to bring together existing authorities, held […]


Final Version of NDAA Directs White House, DoD To Update Cyber Strategies

The final version of the defense authorization bill for fiscal year 2018 calls on the White House to develop a national cyber warfare policy and directs the Department of Defense to address lagging information technology (IT) modernization efforts. Conference negotiations on the final version of the $700 billion fiscal year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act […]

White House Cyber Security Coordinator Rob Joyce

WH Cyber Coordinator: National Cyber Strategy To Be Released Soon

The White House’s cyber security coordinator is hoping the imminent release of the administration’s national cyber strategy will allow the federal government to take a more direct approach in rapidly eliminating vulnerabilities from network infrastructure. A national cyber strategy is in the final stages of deliberation as the White House works to coordinate inter-agency policy […]

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FBI Senior Analyst: More Cyber Attacks Now Originate from ‘Legitimate Credentials;’ Blend in with Normal Network Behavior

Recent trends in malicious cybersecurity activity show that hackers are becoming much more adept at breaching networks using acquired “legitimate” credentials (such as outdated test log-in accounts to VPNs) and “blending in” with normal network behavior, according to FBI Cyber Division Senior Intelligence Analyst Kristen Lane. Speaking at Via Satellite’s Cybersat Summit in Tyson’s Corner, […]

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Cyber Industry Panel: Social Practices Factor Into Potential Breaches

Speakers at the 2017 CyberSat Summit emphasized that improving technology capabilities is only a piece of the larger cybersecurity puzzle. During a panel assessing the evolving threat landscape in aerospace, a group of experts agreed that it is equally important to monitor the “people and processes” that form the foundation of companies’ every day operations. […]

Dr. Robert Hickey, aviation program manager, DHS Science and Technology Cyber Security Division.

DHS Led Team Demonstrates That Commercial Aircraft Can Be Remotely Hacked

TYSONS, Va.—A team of government, industry and academic officials last year successfully demonstrated that a commercial aircraft could be remotely hacked in a non-laboratory setting, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official said on Wednesday. “We got the airplane on the 19th of September 2016, two days later I was successful in accomplishing a remote, […]

DISA Cyber Program Executive Officer Col. Brian Lyttle. Photo: DISA.

DISA Focused On Analytics, Software-Based Solutions For Future Procurement Projects

The Department of Defense’s technology agency is focused on acquiring support services for its Joint Regional Security Stacks (JRSS) network protection system and updated cyber analytics capabilities as it sets its procurement priorities for fiscal year 2018 and beyond. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) held its Forecast to Industry event Monday and pushed for greater […]

State Department's Foreign Affairs Cybersecurity Center in Beltsville, Md. Photo: State Department.

State Dept. Foreign Affairs Cyber Facility Lead Pushing For Cloud Migration

BELTSVILLE, Md. — The lead for the State Department’s office tasked with ensuring cyber security for its employees abroad says his team won’t be affected by a shuffling of cyber priorities in a proposed department reorganization, but must remain focused on pushing for continued cloud migration. Lonnie Price, assistant director for Cyber and Technology Security […]