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Lack of resilience led to lack of cyber strategy, says former DNI

At almost every Senate Armed Services hearing within the last few years remotely focused on cyber, Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., has lamented the …

Cybersecurity

Apple has 3 'privacy czars' who have to sign off before your data is collected

Unlike Google, Amazon, and Facebook, Apple is loathe to use customer data to deliver targeted advertising or personalized recommendations. Indeed, any collection of Apple customer data requires sign-off from a committee of three "privacy czars" and a top executive, according to four former …

Pentagon taps former Google CEO for Silicon Valley inspiration

The FBI might be at war with Apple, but the US military still loves Silicon Valley.<p>Tensions between Silicon Valley and the US government may seem to be at an all-time high, particularly with the headline-grabbing privacy battle between the FBI and Apple. But there's one agency that still has love …

Silicon Valley

NSA chief: ‘Paris would not have happened’ without encrypted apps

National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael Rogers warns that encryption is making it “much more difficult” for the agency to intercept the …

Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare — Taking the Pulse of the Fleet

Vice Adm. Ted N. “Twig” Branch wears many hats as OPNAV N2N6. The admiral is on a series of speaking engagements enthusiastically engaging the fleet …

Congress Moves to Boost Military’s Electronic Warfare Capability

As Army leaders work behind the scenes to beef up the force’s electronic warfare capability, which lags about 25 years behind most other modern …

NSA Plans Controversial Restructure

The United States National Security Agency is about to undergo considerable reshuffling.<p>The digital spy agency plans to integrate its offensive and …

The Death Of Expertise

I am (or at least think I am) an expert. Not on everything, but in a particular area of human knowledge, specifically social science and public …

Lack of basic cybersecurity no barrier to development of lethal cyber weapons

Lethal cyber weapons — and the grid-down nightmares they could produce for the unprepared masses — now pose a very real threat, thanks to a …

Military

Comment on How is NSA breaking so much crypto? by lilbahr

Who said anything about using OTP everywhere? Obviously there is some level where the application turns from plain consumer level to operations of …

National Security Agency (NSA)

In a first, Chinese hackers are arrested at the behest of the U.S. government

The Chinese government has quietly arrested a handful of hackers at the urging of the U.S. government — an unprecedented step to defuse tensions with Washington at a time when the Obama administration has threatened economic sanctions.<p>The action came a week or two before President Xi Jinping’s …

China

China-linked cyberattack hijacks phones

Suspected China-based hackers are luring government workers and employees at large corporations in more than 20 countries to download malicious …

Crucial hurdle overcome in quantum computing

The significant advance, by a team at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney appears today in the international journal Nature.

New South Wales

Cybersecurity’s Human Factor: Lessons from the Pentagon

The vast majority of companies are more exposed to cyberattacks than they have to be. To close the gaps in their security, CEOs can take a cue from the U.S. military. Once a vulnerable IT colossus, it is becoming an adroit operator of well-defended networks. Today the military can detect and remedy …

Generals Hill, Hawkins and Wooton Join root9B Advisory Board; Senior National Cyber Experts Join root9B Staff

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Sept. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- root9B today announced the appointment of three decorated military leaders as new members of …

Protection from Cyber Attacks

ARLINGTON, Va. (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy is developing the Resilient Hull, Mechanical, and Electrical Security (RHIMES) system, a cyber protection …

Cybersecurity

Attack on Cisco routers just got a lot bigger

A major cyber attack on routers from Cisco Systems is worse than previously believed, according to a report Monday by security research group …

The coming private cyber 'war'

Cybersecurity<p>The next war might not be a “war” at all.<p>The nature of cyber warfare – and whether the U.S. government would even be among the …

Cybersecurity

How To Keep Hackers from Causing Chaos at the Gas Pumps—and 9 Other FBI Warnings

The FBI and Department of Homeland Security have issued alerts about, in essence, the modern Internet.<p>Their public service announcements concern …

Internet of Things

North Korea Looks to Provoke with Cyber Warfare Capability

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in an undated photo.<p>North Korea sees cyber operations as integrated with its irregular peacetime operations and …

North Korea

Al Qaeda leader to ISIS: You're wrong, but we can work together

<b>(CNN) —</b> After a prolonged spell of silence, al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has come alive with a series of audio messages. And they're raising a few eyebrows because -- in two separate messages -- al-Zawahiri has extended an olive branch to ISIS, even while describing ISIS leader Abu Bakr …

Middle East

ISIL Is Winning

Fourteen years after terror struck the U.S., our strategy to defeat terrorism is failing.<p>At the tenth anniversary of 9/11, it seemed like we had terrorism on the run; Osama bin Laden was dead, the Taliban was defeated and officials like CIA director Leon Panetta had proclaimed al Qaeda all but …

Middle East

NSA Chief Says Iranian Cyberattacks Against U.S. Have Slowed

Activity has fallen since nuclear talks intensified last year, Adm. Michael Rogers testifies<p>WASHINGTON—Cyberattacks against the U.S. by Iranian hackers have eased noticeably since nuclear talks intensified last year, but there is no sign that Iran’s leaders plan to scuttle their cyberweapons …

National Security