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NIST's Cybersecurity Framework of protective guidelines was released February 12, 2014.

Happy Birthday to NIST's Cybersecurity Framework

February 12, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
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The U.S. government-backed cybersecurity framework for the nation’s federal agencies and critical infrastructure sector—released one year ago today—has received a general thumbs up of approval from industry experts, who say the NIST guideline is proving a successful advent toward a better understanding of cyber risks and organizations’ vulnerabilities. 

Two U.S. Air Force space and cyber airmen work in the Global Strategic Warning and Space Surveillance Systems Center at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, Colorado. The Air Force aims to change the nature of its cyber work force as it transitions deeper into the information age.
The F-35A Lightning II multirole fighter aircraft also will be a sensor platform in the air. Future networking architectures such as the Joint Information Environment will need to take into account the aircraft’s versatility as a network node.

An Air Force In Transition Adjusts for the Cyber Age

March 1, 2015
By Robert K. Ackerman
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The U.S. Air Force is striving to become a multi-domain warfighting unit in the air, in space and in cyber, according to its chief information officer. However, attaining the same degree of supremacy in cyber that it currently enjoys in the air domain may prove a far more daunting task.

Government and private sector industrial control systems (ICS) professionals participate in an ICS cybersecurity training exercise at the Department of Homeland Security’s Industrial Control Systems-Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) training facility in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Critical Infrastructure Is Cyberterrorism’s Next Likely Target

March 1, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
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The next big cyber attack likely will strike critical infrastructure assets in the United States, which could bring the world’s remaining superpower to its knees, according to cybersecurity experts. This would constitute a crippling assault against national assets such as power facilities, transportation networks, nuclear plants or the drinking water supply, these experts warn.

A Cloud Approach Could Solve Defense Infrastructure Challenges

March 1, 2015
By Paul A. Strassmann



Much has been said and written about the U.S. Defense Department’s move to the cloud. This migration could provide enhanced security and better information access, say many experts. But it could provide another huge benefit, helping the Defense Department finally curb information infrastructure costs and apply badly needed funds where they would be most useful.

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