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C4I for Wed., May 17, 2017, Vol. #, Issue #.

Trump Issues Cyber Security Order With Multiple Themes

Months later than originally planned, President Donald Trump on May 11 issued a long awaited directive on cyber security that among other things directs agency heads to be accountable for the security of their networks, the adoption of shared information technology services and consolidated networks across the federal enterprise, actions by stakeholders to strengthen networks…

Trump Seeks Enterprise View Of Federal Government In Cyber Security Order

The Trump administration is emphasizing a consolidated approach toward federal information networks and their security with rather than sticking with the disparate efforts of each individual department and agency, a senior White House official said May 11.President Donald Trump on May 11 issued an executive order on cyber security that directs the heads of federal…

Former FBI Official Suggests Burden Of Cyber Security Shift To U.S. Government

The current strategy of placing the burden of cyber security on end users, businesses and individuals, is failed instead should rest with the U.S. government, which has the primary responsibility of protecting the nation, a former FBI official told a Senate panel on May 10.“We recognize the inevitability of targeted cyberattack, and are more likely…

Rogers Says NSA Saw French Election Hacking, Working With International Partners

The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) saw Russian hacking and dumping of information on French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s campaign and warned the French government about the activity, the agency's director and commander of U.S. Cyber Command said May 9.“If you take a look at the French elections for example…we had become aware of Russian…

DNI Threat Report Highlights North Korea, Syria, and Cyber In Threats Report

The Director of National Intelligence (DNI) highlighted North Korea, the Syrian conflict, cyber issues, and terrorism in a report delivered to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence May 11.DNI Director Daniel Coats said North Korea’s nuclear program, public threats, confrontational posturing, cyber activities, and more “pose a complex and increasingly grave national security threat to…

WidePoint Acquires Identity Management Software From Probaris

Information technology solutions provider WidePoint Corp. [WYY] on May 9 said it has acquired the identity management system software suite of Probaris Technologies in a small deal that adds biometric capture and identity vetting capture capabilities.WidePoint, which is based in Northern Virginia, paid $300,000 in cash for the Probaris ID software suite. Terms of the…

Heritage Report Pushes Aggressive Private Sector Cyber Defenses

A Heritage Foundation report released May 5 supports allowing private U.S. actors to take more aggressive active cyber defensive actions.The report, “Next Steps for U.S. Cybersecurity in the Trump Administration: Active Cyber Defense,” by Paul Rosenzweig, Steven Bucci, and David Inserra said the U.S. government’s failure to provide adequate cyber protection and deterrence for private…