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Report: DHS Advisory Group to Produce Reports on Botnet Attack Mitigation

A group of advisers within the Department of Homeland Security‘s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee will release two reports on how the U.S. government can counter cyber attacks carried out by networks of compromised devices, know as botnets, Nextgov reported Friday. Sonus Networks CEO Raymond Dolan, chairman of NSTAC’s Internet and Communications …

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Steven Walker Outlines DARPA’s Cybersecurity Research Goals

Steven Walker, acting director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has outlined DARPA’s plans to protect U.S. networks against cyber attacks at the 2017 Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium hosted by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, DoD News reported Wednesday. Walker said DARPA’s security research goals are focused on efforts …

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Thomas Atkin: DoD Cooperates with Federal, Industry Partners to Secure Cyberspace

Thomas Atkin, acting assistant secretary for homeland defense and global security at the Defense Department, has said DOD collaborates with federal agencies, companies and foreign allies to increase security against cyber risks, DoD News reported Wednesday. Jim Garamone writes Atkin told House Armed Services Committee members Wednesday he believes the department must establish a culture of …

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FireEye Study Shows Decline in China-Linked Cyber Intrusions Since Mid-2014

A FireEye analysis has found that the volume of cyber attacks by China-based hacking groups on government and commercial networks in the U.S. and 25 other target countries has declined since mid-2014. FireEye said in its “Redline Drawn: China Recalculates Its Use of Cyber Espionage” report the decline coincided with China’s efforts to centralize domestic cyber …

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Reuters: Mary Jo White Says Financial System Cyber Policies Insufficient Against Threats

Mary Jo White, Securities and Exchange Commission chair, has said some cyber policies over the U.S.’ financial system are not enough to mitigate risks, Reuters reported Wednesday. White told the Reuters Financial Regulation Summit that SEC discovered some major exchanges, dark pools and clearing houses that did not have adequate cyber policies to address potential threats, Lisa …

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DOJ: 7 Iranians Indicted on US Financial System Hacking Charges

A federal grand jury has indicted seven Iranian people whom government  investigators believe have orchestrated extensive denial-of-service attacks on U.S. financial services institutions between December 2012 and September 2013. The Justice Department said Thursday computer hacking charges have been filed against Ahmad Fathi, Hamid Firoozi, Amin Shokohi, Sadegh Ahmadzadegan, Omid Ghaffarinia, Sina Keissar and Nader Saedi. These …

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Adm. Michael Rogers: Govt-Industry Partnership Needed to Ensure Citizen Privacy, Safety

Adm. Michael Rogers, head of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, has called on the government and technology sectors to collaborate on how to address consumer privacy and national security concerns, eWeek reported Tuesday. “It’s time for us to all stop talking past each other,” Rogers told his audience during a keynote speech …

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Keith Alexander: Pentagon Needs New Framework to Counter Cyber, Terrorist Threats

Retired U.S. Army Gen. Keith Alexander has told Senate Armed Services Committee members he believes the Defense Department should adopt new strategies to protect the U.S. against acts of terrorism and cyber crime. The former National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command leader told lawmakers committee in written testimony Tuesday that continued activity of terrorist groups like al-Qaeda and …

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Terrorism, Cyber Attacks Highlighted in James Clapper’s Testimony at Senate Committee Hearing

James Clapper, director of national intelligence, provided the Senate Armed Services Committee with a brief account of global threats to the U.S. during an SASC hearing Thursday. Clapper, an inductee into the Wash100 for 2015, said in his written testimony that 2014 was the deadliest year for international terrorist activities …

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