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Troubled JRSS Cyber System Exposes DoD Data, Says DoD IG

Posted by Barry Rosenberg on


JRSS is not secure enough so DoD data is at risk. Operators don’t have the tools they need to properly monitor and troubleshoot the system and the training to run it properly.

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End Of Passwords: DISA Tests Walkabout Identity System

Posted by Barry Rosenberg on


DISA has identified 46 factors that could be used to help it get rid of passwords on your mobile device, including gait, the way you swipe, and how you hold your phone or tablet.

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How To Wage Global Cyber War: Nakasone, Norton, & Deasy

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The military needs a globe-spanning network to counter threats that no single theater command can cope with. That takes more than just technology.

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Common Cyber Standards Will Steamroller Hold-Outs: DoD Officials

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


This year promises to be a year of big changes in how the Defense Department does Cyber — and leaders are warning staffers that it’s not going to be business as usual.

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Artificial Intelligence For Air Force: Cyber & Electronic Warfare

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


AFA: The Air Force wants artificial intelligence to track and react to cyber and electronic threats, to update countermeasures against enemy hackers, radars, and missiles faster than human minds can manage. But first you have to fix the basics. Today, the Department Of Defense Information Network (DODIN) is really not a single network, but a… Keep reading →

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Who Commands In Cyberspace As New HQ Expands?

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


TYSON’S CORNER: “Unity of command” is a classic principle of war. As the US military struggles to improve cybersecurity against relentless Russian, Chinese, and other attacks, however, it’s finding the complex interconnectedness of computer networks complicate the chain of command. If the tech guys urgently need to shut a system down — say, because it’s… Keep reading →

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Thin Clients & Persistent Threats: Coping With The New Cyber Dangers

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


GEORGETOWN: Four days after Defense Secretary Ash Carter launched the Pentagon’s new cyber strategy, experts and officials offered a grim picture of the global threat. The threat is metastasizing in ways that will require new kinds of defenses — even while many US companies and government agencies lag on basic cybersecurity measures. “The Chinese in particular are… Keep reading →

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DISA, CYBERCOM Stand Up New Cyber HQ

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


[UPDATED with Central Command statement on Twitter/YouTube hack] CRYSTAL CITY: There’s a new cyber sheriff in town — and none too soon. When the Pentagon’s social media accounts get hacked, as they did today, it’s acutely embarrassing. When the military’s internal networks get hacked, however, it’s potentially lethal. But the Defense Department doesn’t have a single organization… Keep reading →

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