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Army readies new cyber directorate -- FCW

05/27/2016

Patricia Frost (above), former deputy director of Army Cyber Command, will lead a new cyber directorate. ... conducting a series of experiments -- things like simulating network attacks -- to determine how to better fuse electronic warfare, ...

http://fcw.com/articles/2016/05/27/frost-cyber-directorate.aspx

Hayden: Russian cyber sophistication derives from criminal groups -- FCW

05/24/2016

Hayden: Russian cyber sophistication derives from criminal groups ... agreed to not "knowingly support cyber-enabled theft of intellectual property," ... afterward that the distributed-denial-of-service attacks that hit the U.S. financial ...

http://fcw.com/articles/2016/05/24/hayden-russia-cyber.aspx

Lieu, Hurd alert members on cyber hygiene -- FCW

05/23/2016

Tweet ... Additionally, they urged members to routinely back up their data to render it less vulnerable to ransomware attacks. ... House, Senate defense bills differ on cyber Lieu, Hurd alert members on cyber hygiene Who are the Rising Stars?

http://fcw.com/articles/2016/05/23/hurd-lieu-cyber.aspx

Navy retools cyber policy -- FCW

05/20/2016

Defense Navy retools cyber policy By Sean Lyngaas ... barriers an assailant often faces in attacking a government building, for example. ... service undertook a comprehensive assessment of its cyber risk through Task Force Cyber Awakening.

http://fcw.com/articles/2016/05/20/navy-retools-cyber.aspx

Bill would require White House policy on cyberwar -- FCW

05/12/2016

The Cyber Act of War Act of 2016, which is still in draft form, would require the White House ... effects of a cyberattack with physical attacks that use conventional weapons with ... DOD cyber official cites 'critical gap' in network defense

http://fcw.com/articles/2016/05/12/senate-cyberwar-rockwell.aspx

Hurd: Hospitals shouldn't look to government for cyber protection -- FCW

05/11/2016

Hurd: Hospitals shouldn't look to government for cyber protection ... The wave of ransomware attacks targeting healthcare providers is likely to accelerate ... A year after the OPM breach, one cyber vendor is still looking for answers

http://fcw.com/articles/2016/05/11/hurd-hospital-cyber.aspx

Watchdog: Treasury hitting the mark as cyber steward -- FCW

05/06/2016

Watchdog: Treasury hitting the mark as cyber steward ... Those obligations include preparing for cyber and physical attacks aimed at the U.S. financial system. ... A year after the OPM breach, one cyber vendor is still looking for answers

http://fcw.com/articles/2016/05/06/treasury-cyber-steward.aspx

Protecting physical infrastructure with cyber -- FCW

04/27/2016

"We saw for the very first time a cyber attack that brought down critical infrastructure upon which ... phishing, could be solved by basic cyber hygiene, and quickly resolved by being prepared for the "what if" in the event of a cyber attack.

http://fcw.com/articles/2016/04/27/nppd-cyber-infrastructure.aspx

NIST looks to reengineer thinking about cyber -- FCW

04/27/2016

But with cyber, "we go out and collect more threat intelligence." ... That's not an approach that will stop attackers who are constantly changing methods, or ... tried-and-true malware and other attacks to exploit flawed systems, Ross said.

http://fcw.com/articles/2016/04/27/nist-cyber-draft.aspx

Risky clicks continue to keep too many hackable -- FCW

04/26/2016

... such as the IRS' Get Transcript attack, wherein scammers took sensitive taxpayer ... importance of phishing emails in public sector attacks is especially telling. ... A year after the OPM breach, one cyber vendor is still looking for answers

http://fcw.com/articles/2016/04/26/noble-verizon-report.aspx

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