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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

A National Cyber Event Requires Clarity for Roles and Responsibilities

The U.S. government has been developing a national cyber response plan for nearly seven years. It's time the deliberation ended and a final version emerged to guide the nation through any potential cyber contingency.

You (WE) Are the Weakest Link

Humans continue to be the weakest link in cybersecurity, but they also could become its strongest asset.

Survey: U.S. Government Still Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks Despite Major ...

The U.S. government is just as vulnerable to cyberthreats—if not more so—compared to two years ago, according to a new survey of federal information security professionals. Nearly half of approximately 1,800 respondents indicated that security has not improved in the federal space, while another 17 percent stated their organization’s security posture is actually worse off.

Juniper Research: Cybercrime to Cost Businesses $2.1 Trillion by 2019

A new study from Juniper Research, Hampshire, United Kingdom, suggests that the rapid digitization of consumers’ lives and enterprise records will increase the cost of data breaches to $2.1 trillion globally by 2019.

The Coming Uncharted Territory Age of Cybersecurity

The Internet of Things (IoT) and big data may combine to generate the greatest cyberthreat of all.

Good Cyberhygiene Starts With One Word, and a Character, and a Number

If the confession of evil works is the beginning of good works, as Saint Augustine is quoted as saying, today might prove quite cathartic. It’s World Password Day!

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