Last year, the Defense Department issued the Cybersecurity Culture and Compliance Initiative, a memorandum containing alarming statistics on the actual number of successful network compromises and their causes, and principles for guiding daily operations for network users. The good news is that out of 30 million known malicious intrusions occurring over 10 months, 99.9 percent were prevented. The bad news is that .1 percent—or 30,000 attacks—successfully compromised a DOD cyber system.
Lt. Gen. Paul M. Nakasone, USA, assumed leadership of U.S. Army Cyber Command and 2nd Army during a ceremony Friday at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. He took over responsibilities from outgoing commander Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon, USA, who led Army Cyber for more than three years.
Federal, state and local law enforcement authorities are becoming more sophisticated about cyber attacks and devoting more resources to responding to them.
Defense and intelligence agencies need more than security tools and solutions to guard against the increasing number of cyber threats. They must create a culture to ensure that the nation’s cyber borders are secure. It takes just one negligent worker to open the door and throw out the welcome mat to a malicious attacker.
Naval Information Forces has developed a website for the Navy Cyber IT and Cybersecurity Workforce (Cyber IT/CSWF) Qualification Program.
Smaller businesses have become bigger targets for cyber attacks. Now more than ever, owners must quantify the risk and what could happen as a result of a successful cyber breach.
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security hopes to use the month-long campaign to inform everyone—individuals, nonprofits, the military, private industries, educational institutions and governments—about cybersecurity.
Yahoo Inc. released a statement Thursday informing customers that at least 500 million user accounts were stolen from its network in 2014 by what company officials labeled a "state-sponsored actor."
When it comes to cybersecurity, many people express consternation and wonderment as to why the government cannot protect the Internet. It boils down to two things: No authorization, and officials only have visibility into a scant number of networks under their control.
Cybersecurity will remain as much of a challenge for the next administration as it has been for the current White House, especially in light of the constant barrage of cyber attacks from nation states, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Wednesday at the Intelligence & National Security Summit.
The guidelines for improving cybersecurity on a national scale already are in place. Now, we need commitment on a national scale to implement them.
When we think of cyber attacks, we generally picture a lone wolf hacker or Anonymous-type organization. But foreign governments also are formidable threats. Take a moment to scan the headlines and you’ll see that articles about cyber hacks on Sony Pictures Entertainment and the Democratic National Committee—among many others—have been attributed to North Korea and Russia. Blogger Mav Turner from SolarWinds offers pointers on safeguarding networks from increasingly sophisticated intrusions.
When students studying cybersecurity return to Capitol Technology University in Maryland this fall, cash scholarships donated by a former adjunct professor will aid at least two of them. Nischit Vaidya, CEO of Argotis, is driven by a love of education and a desire to give back to his community.
The Office of Personnel Management announced Tuesday it has appointed David DeVries as its new chief information officer. DeVries now leaves the Defense Department, where he serves as the department's principal deputy chief information officer under Terry Halvorsen.
One often-overlooked aspect of software development is how much programmers rely on open source libraries and packages for prewritten functions. Using the method makes a new program dependent on the existence and availability of that particular module. If that dependency is not available or the code functionality is broken, the entire program fails.
When a hacker talks about a novel way to disrupt the power grid, people listen. At least that was the case on day two of the AFCEA TechNet Augusta conference taking place in Augusta, Georgia.
One of the biggest advances in the near future likely will be the convergence of major military networks into one unified Department of Defense Information Network (DODIN), predicts Ronald Pontius, deputy to the commanding general, U.S. Army Cyber Command and Second Army. And that network will be operated and maintained by Signal Corps soldiers.
The Russian Federation forces are using a wide array of cyber and electronic warfare capabilities unlike anything U.S. forces have faced in the past 16 years. Russia uses its sophisticated capabilities to detect, locate and eliminate enemy forces, according to Maj. Gen. Stephen Fogarty, USA, commander, U.S. Army Center of Excellence.
The technique, known as Zero-Overhead Profiling, will rely on receiving and analyzing side-channel signals, electromagnetic emissions that are produced unintentionally by the electronic devices as they execute programs.
It wasn’t too long ago that the Defense Department embarked on a Cybersecurity Discipline Implementation Plan identifying specific tasks that department's IT personnel must perform to reinforce basic cybersecurity requirements identified in policies, directives and orders across the agency. The plan segments tasks into four key "lines of effort" to strengthen cybersecurity initiatives. Read on to learn what they are and if they'll work.