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Cyber: DHS, DoD Thrash Out Command Details In Wargames

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


“If it’s a hurricane, [at the Defense Department], they’ve got the mission assignments. They know, ‘OK, we’ve got to send people to fill sandbags,'” DHS’s Jeanette Manfra explained. For cyber responses, she said, “that part is not mature enough.”

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A Secure Network Is Not Enough, Cyber Wargames Show

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


If a hacker shuts off a base’s electricity or stops spare parts from arriving on time, they can sabotage a military mission without ever attacking a military network.

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Europe Moves To Better Monitor Foreign Investments, Sort Of A CFIUS

Posted by Murielle Delaporte on


WASHINGTON: The European Union has taken a major step toward more effective national security screening of foreign direct investments, implementing a new “framework”  for the EU. It is the beginning of a more unified approach across the vast market on a long-standing issue. Even though China is not explicitly targeted in the new document, the timing of… Keep reading →

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Ukraine Power Grid Attack Is Wake Up Call; US Not Ready

Posted by John Quigg on


A blizzard slams the East Coast and the lights go out. Then they stay off. Is it an attack? How do we figure out who’s behind it? What do we do in retaliation? These are all questions that need answering since what looks like the first successful cyber attack on an entire nation’s power grid. Ukraine says that… Keep reading →

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Adm. Zukunft Unveils New Coast Guard Cyber Strategy

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


  WASHINGTON: “What is modern warfare going to look like in the 21st century?” asked Adm. Paul Zukunft. “Not that long ago,” he said, workers aboard a mobile offshore drilling unit unwittingly downloaded malware that scrambled the system that kept the floating platform stable. “They drifted off the well site,” the Coast Guard commandant said… Keep reading →

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Why We Need A Cyber Doctrine Now

Posted by Wyatt Kash on


We’ve heard national security leaders at the highest levels say it repeatedly: we are not prepared for cyber war. Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency and commander of U.S. Cyber Command, made it clear when he rated America’s readiness for addressing a catastrophic cyber attack “three on a scale of ten.” Homeland… Keep reading →

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