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Real-time coverage from the Cyber Symposium, including blog posts, the Online Show Daily, related coverage, news and photos, all in one place. SIGNAL provides highlights and breaking news from speakers and panelists as they discuss the development of robust cyberspace capabilities and partnerships. Bookmark this link and check back frequently for new content.

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Different Circumstances, Different Approaches Define Cybersecurity Thrust

No single solution, no single course of action, no single training regimen exists for combating cybermarauders on the Internet. Cyber officials are striving to establish guidelines for cybersecurity, yet they acknowledge that every organization in every nation has varying needs and must pursue different tracks to achieve what they determine is effective cybersecurity.

For Cybersecurity, the Motto is Partner or Perish

Government and the private sector must determine ways of cooperating in the fight to defeat cyberthreats, or else both will face potentially catastrophic consequences.

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Cyber Not Ready for Service Designation

The growing call for an independent U.S. cyber service along the lines of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps is not likely to gain followers among policy makers, say a number of service cyber officers.

Defense Department Looks for Youth Movement in Cyber

The acting chief information officer (CIO) for the U.S. Defense Department is promoting a diversity movement for information technology. He wants to see a younger work force that includes people who have come of age in the digital era.

Defense Networking Goes Commercial

U.S. Defense Department data will be invading the commercial world as the department moves its unclassified information out of its own hands. Terry Halvorsen, acting Defense Department chief information officer, described the upcoming move at the AFCEA Cyber Symposium.

Defense Networks Can Expect Minimum Security

U.S. Defense Department networks will need to operate with the minimum security available as connectivity and the threat picture evolve, said a top defense official. Terry Halvorsen, acting Defense Department chief information officer, minced no words as he described how tight budgets are limiting options across the board.

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DOD's New Cyber Strategy Concedes Offensive Ops

The Pentagon’s new cybersecurity strategy for the first time publicly addresses the department’s option to resort to offensive cyberwarfare tactics as a means to safeguard the military’s information networks. The Department of Defense Cyber Strategy, the second in four years, guides the development of the military’s cyber forces.

Homeland Security Chief Talks Cybersecurity at Major Conference

Cybersecurity has become a mission of equal importance to the Department of Homeland Security as combating terrorism, Secretary Jeh Johnson shares at the RSA Conference 2015 in California.

Protection of PII Starts With the Person in the Mirror

Do you have unique personal identification numbers (PINs) for all of your passwords? If you answered no, create a priority “to do” and investigate password vaults, accessible from your mobile devices and web browser.

GAO: Newer Aircraft Vulnerable to Hacking Through Onboard Wi-Fi

Modern commercial airliners could be at risk of in-flight cybersecurity attacks through a vulnerability posed by passengers using planes’ wireless systems, warns a federal watchdog agency.

A Three-Pronged Attack Against Cybersecurity Threats

Welcome to the security world, where agencies worry about cyber attacks from the outside as much as from the inside. Guest blogger Ed Bender highlights some surprising results from a recent survey in which respondents lament the insider threat; both from those who intend harm and those who inadvertently invite it.

Ecosystem of Cybercriminals and Nation-State Hackers Grows Stronger

On the same day that news headlines implicated Russian hackers in a significant cyber attack and breach on the White House, officials attending a cybersecurity summit Tuesday in the nation’s capital warned of the uptick in the number of nation state-sponsored cyber attacks against the U.S. government and businesses. 

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Adm. Michael Rogers, USN, commander, U.S. Cyber Command, discusses a 3-year plan to build a cyber work force.