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Gen. Keith Alexander

NSA’s Alexander Courts Chamber Of Commerce On Cybersecurity

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON: NSA director and Cyber Command chief Gen. Keith Alexander stepped into the lion’s den today to address the Chamber of Commerce, which helped kill cybersecurity legislation Alexander had strongly backed. Over and over, Alexander reassured the business-dominated audience at the Chamber’s cybersecurity conference today that the government sought to work together with industry as… Keep reading →

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Don’t Wait For Cyber ‘Pearl Harbor’: Russia & China Are Stealing Our Lunch Now

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


As the Senate reconvenes to debate the cybersecurity bill, President Obama himself has set the stakes in terms of preventing a future catastrophic attack. But some say the real and present danger is what’s happening under our noses right now, in an online theft of intellectual property that Cyber Command chief Gen. Keith Alexander called… Keep reading →

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Defense, Deterrence Can Work In Cyberspace, But Don’t Forget Offense

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


CAPITOL HILL: Maybe cyberspace isn’t as fragile as it’s made out to be. “Relax, Chicken Little, the sky isn’t falling,” said Columbia professor Abraham Wagner. “Protection ultimately is easier than penetration.” Wagner’s argument reverses the conventional wisdom that the attacker always has the advantage online. A forthcoming study by the Cyber Conflict Studies Association, for… Keep reading →

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Deterrence Doesn’t Work in Cyberspace: CCSA

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON: Cyberspace is an inherently unstable realm where traditional strategic concepts of deterrence and defense break down – and it’s the United States that has the most to lose from that instability, warns a forthcoming report from the Cyber Conflict Studies Association. “The Cyber Conflict Studies Association’s two-year study has lead to the sobering conclusion… Keep reading →

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Cybersecurity Law Is No Threat To Privacy: NSA Chief Gen. Alexander

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WASHINGTON: The nation needs cyber-security legislation to authorize sharing of threat data between industry and government in real time, said Gen. Keith Alexander, chief of both the National Security Agency and the US Cyber Command, and it can be done without any danger to individual privacy. “This cyber legislation that’s coming up is going to… Keep reading →

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China Attacked Internet Security Company RSA, Cyber Commander Tells SASC

Posted by Colin Clark on


CAPITOL HILL: The head of Cyber Command, Gen. Keith Alexander, confirmed today that China was behind last year’s penetration and software theft from the respected Internet security company, RSA. Alexander was asked by Sen. Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, for unclassified examples of cyber attacks from China. Alexander, who rarely speaks… Keep reading →

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U.S. Intelligence Budget Faces ‘Double Digit’ Cuts: DNI Clapper

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UPDATED San Antonio: After a decade of enormous budget increases the American intelligence community’s budget will probably decline by billions of dollars, Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper said here. Clapper told more than 3,000 people at the annual Geoint conference that the intelligence community’s budget had been handed in to the White House’s Office… Keep reading →

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Alexander Will Be Last Intel Officer To Head NSA, Hayden Says

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CORRECTION Washington: Gen. Keith Alexander will likely be the last military intelligence officer to lead the National Security Agency, former CIA director Mike Hayden said today. “Keith Alexander [will be] the last intelligence officer to be the director of the National Security Agency,” was the hypothesis offered by Hayden during a intelligence and national security… Keep reading →

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