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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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Related SIGNAL Articles

Employees Are Not the Weakest Link in Cyber

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

FBI Issues CryptoWall Ransomware Warning

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has identified CryptoWall as the most current and significant ransomware threat targeting U.S. individuals and businesses.

Understanding Digital and Cyber Topography Is Critical to Successful Mil...

Cyberspace is being accepted throughout the U.S. Army as a warfighting domain. However, many soldiers outside of the U.S. Army Signal Corps do not grasp the concept of cyberspace as an operational realm. Empowering them with that understanding is essential to operational success.

An Ounce of Cyberthreat Prevention

Cyber attacks by foreign governments and criminals now threaten U.S. national and economic security more than terrorism, experts say, and the perils increasingly erode the country’s safety as well as its coffers. While eradicating cyberthreats is not a realistic option, developing cyber radar systems that predict and warn, with keen precision, of incoming attacks just might be.

Automation Aids Cybersecurity for Financial Sector

A U.S. cybersecurity threat analysis center that allows financial institutions around the world to share cyber attack data and solutions is adopting an automated system that permits information to be disseminated more quickly and efficiently, enhancing protection for the financial segment of the critical infrastructure.

Corporate Data Breach Report Sheds Light on Intrusions

The “2015 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report,” released this spring, states that the top three industries affected by cybermarauders are public, information and financial services. This is unchanged from the annual report’s results last year. The report adds that the estimated financial loss from 700 million compromised records totals $400 million.

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