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Government Agencies Must Remove Certain VMware Products

May 18, 2022
Posted by Kimberly Underwood
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency issued an emergency directive requiring federal agencies to apply VMware updates or remove specific VMware products from use until protective updates can be applied given four possible exploitable vulnerabilities that could allow cyber marauders to cause significant harm. Credit: Shutterstock/rafapress

The vulnerabilities are seen as an "unacceptable risk" to federal agencies.

Senior NCOs Defend Distinctive Info Ops Approaches

May 11, 2022
By George I. Seffers
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to information warfare. Daniel Wussow/Shutterstock

The Marines have a concept for information maneuver, the Army is developing an information advantage strategy, and the Air Force and Navy both prefer the term information warfare.

Educators Call for Cyber Pros To Teach Part Time

May 11, 2022
By George I. Seffers
Cyber educators highly encourage those who have previously worked or are currently working in cybersecurity to teach part time. Shutterstock/4LUCK

A panel of cyber educators encourage subject matter experts in the military and industry to teach cybersecurity part time.

Army Mastering Fusion of Cyber and Electronic Warfare

May 11, 2022
By George I. Seffers
Lt. Gen. Maria Barrett, USA, commander, Army Cyber Command, addresses CERTS 2022.

Information operations remains to be fully integrated.

One Joint Cyber School to Teach Them All

May 10, 2022
By George I. Seffers
CERTS 2022 panelists discuss cyber training for the services.

A panel of cyber experts debates the pros and cons of centralizing training and education at Fort Gordon, Georgia.

Army Initiates Cyber-Focused Junior ROTC Programs

May 10, 2022
By George I. Seffers
Brig. Gen. Paul Craft, USA, commandant, U.S. Army Cyber School, speaks on a panel at CERTS 2022. Photo by Michael Carpenter

U.S. Army focuses on effort to interest students in a career in the Cyber Branch through school programs and direct commissions in the cyber realm.

U.S. Cyber Command Enlists Students for Solving Problems

May 10, 2022
By George I. Seffers
David Frederick Jr., executive director at U.S. Cyber Command, addresses the audience at CERTS 2022. Photo by Michael Carpenter

A new network provides outreach to students and faculty.

Corporate Ransomware Attack Ripples Toward Coast Guard

May 9, 2022
By George I. Seffers
Rear Adm. Michael Ryan, USCG, former commander, Coast Guard Cyber Command, participates in a panel at CERTS 2022. Photo by Michael Carpenter

An attack on a maritime company caused the U.S. Coast Guard to take extra precautions.

White House Plans Cyber Workforce Development Summit

May 09, 2022
By George I. Seffers
Joyce Corell, senior technical advisor to the national cyber director, addresses the audience at CERTS 2022. Photo by Michael Carpenter

The President may soon sign a cyber workforce strategy.
 

Brig. Gen. Stanton Issues Cyber Workforce Challenge

May 9, 2022
By George I. Seffers
Brig. Gen. Paul Stanton, commander, U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence, speaks at CERTS 2022. Photo by Michael Carpenter

The skills necessary to enable the cyber workforce to perform missions are much broader than writing a Python script or developing an exploit.

Moving Data at Volume and Speed

May 6, 2022
Cross-domain solutions help the DoD and intelligence communities move data quickly between different classification and security levels. Credit: Shutterstock

Cross-domain solutions help information flow across multiple security levels.

DHS Counter-Jamming Exercise Serves Dual Purpose

May 5, 2022
By George I. Seffers
This flag waving over JamX previously soared over Ground Zero beginning two days after September 11, 2001.  The JamX event, coordinated by the Department of Homeland Security, offers lessons learned for enhancing tactics, techniques, procedures, technologies and training to counter electronic signal jamming that could interfere with military and emergency response missions. Photo provided by the Department of Homeland Security

Cell On Light Trucks plays an unusual role.

Identity Is the New Battlefield in Cyberspace

May 2, 2022
Identity verification and credentials are key tools in protecting networks and their valuable data from breaches and compromise. Credit: PopTika/Shutterstock

Who you are, or more importantly, who your IT network thinks you are and what it allows you to do, is a crucial part of cybersecurity.

Sponsored: Three Security Must-Haves When Evaluating SaaS Solutions

May 2, 2022
By John Greenstein, General Manager of Public Sector, Bluescape

Federal agencies must equally prioritize “security first” measures to ensure vulnerable legacy systems are protected in today’s digitally dominated climate.

Space Force Rounds Out Delta 2’s Structure

May 4, 2022
By Kimberly Underwood
In late May or June, the U.S. Space Force’s Space Delta 2 is standing up another new squadron, the 15th Space Surveillance Squadron, which will uniquely conduct traditional space domain awareness operations at the Ground-Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance (GEODSS) system that sits at 10,000 feet atop Maui’s Mt. Haleakalā, as well as perform cutting-edge research and development. Photo courtesy of Bike Maui @bikingMaui

The addition of two new squadrons to the existing Delta will expand crucial space situational awareness capabilities for the military.

Microsoft Products Most Exploited in 2021, Cyber Agencies Declare

April 28, 2022
By Kimberly Underwood
The extent of global cyber attacks in 2021 reached a level, complexity and sophistication not seen before, experts say. Credit: Shutterstock/supimol kumying

The company’s software provided a way in for cyber marauders worldwide.

DISA to Release Data Strategy Soon, Needs Industry Help

April 28, 2022
By Kimberly Underwood
Michelle Lee, director, Threat Intelligence at Lumen Technologies (l) and Caroline Kuharske, acting chief data officer, Defense Information Systems Agency, converse during a sesison at AFCEA’s TechNet Cyber 2022. Photo by Michael Carpenter

The agency is developing policies for enhanced data management and identifying necessary technical capabilities to support agency operations.

U.S. Cyber Command Eyes Enhanced Budgetary Control

April 28, 2022
By Kimberly Underwood
Maj. Gen. Kevin Kennedy, USAF, director of operations, U.S. Cyber Command, discusses the Joint Cyber Warfighting Architecture during a keynote presentation at TechNet Cyber 2022. Photo by Michael Carpenter

U.S. Cyber Command taking the reins for cyber warfighting via advancing budgetary oversight will help the command fine-tune its operations, leader says.

DISA's Maps Stratus Program's Future

April 28, 2022
By George I. Seffers
Sharon Woods, director of DISA's Digital Hosting and Computing Center, shown during a panel discussion at TechNet Cyber 2022, also updated reporters on the status of Stratus, a hybrid, on-premise cloud computing program to replace milCloud 2.0 during a media roundtable at the event.  Photo by Michael Carpenter

DISA updates reporters on the Stratus cloud program status.

Beyond Thunderdome: DISA Plans Ahead on Zero Trust

April 28, 2022
By George I. Seffers
Stephen Wallace, chief technology officer and director of DISA’s Emerging Technology Directorate, shown during a session of TechNet Cyber 2022, told reporters during a media roundtable at the conference that his organization already is evaluating future capabilities for the next generation of Thunderdome. Photo by Michael Carpenter

DISA officials simultaneously consider initial and future Thunderdome zero-trust capabilities.

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