The SIGNAL Blog

'Delete' Seems to be the Hardest Word

July 17, 2015
By Justin Marston

Is it possible to reliably delete data from commercial mobile devices? Guest blogger Justin Marston delves into the quandary that makes it difficult for the intelligence community to turn to the private sector for some of its communications needs. 

Solving the DOD Network Visibility Crisis

July 15, 2015
By Davis Johnson

In the Defense Department, networks carry critical information and applications from a data center to the battlefield. Guest blogger Davis Johnson from Riverbed Technology addresses how ensuring the apps travel quickly and securely over the vast networks is not only mission-critical—it can mean the difference between life and death.

Intel Community to Tackle State of Cybersecurity at Fall Summit

July 15, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
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Cyber intelligence is the emerging buzz term as the United States works to fend off not just attacks by criminals and nation-state hackers, but terrorists calling for an electronic jihad. The state of cybersecurity isn't as good as experts hoped, given years of initiatives and billions of dollars invested in shoring up vulnerabilities.

Government Seeks Advanced Broadband Research Partners

July 14, 2015



The Commerce Department’s Public Safety Communications Research program is signing up a new round of industry collaborators for the test bed used to evaluate advanced broadband equipment and software for emergency first responders.

The Bottom Line: We Saw Them Coming

July 14, 2015
Maryann Lawlor
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The "Great Technical Glitch of July 8" shut down institutions that represent the economy (NYSE), transportation (United Airlines) and communications or freedom of speech (The Wall Street Journal). Not to go all X Files on you, but...

Good Grief: Isn't Anyone Responsible Here?

July 13, 2015
By Dr. Wesley Kaplow



The recent failures of government information technology security point out the need for a new cyber service model, which features accountability and liability for the provider.

Employees Are Not the Weakest Link in Cyber

July 2, 2015
By Robert Clark



Our problem with cybersecurity is we are spending billions of dollars on prevention and enforcement and not enough on education. Sound familiar?

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