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DOD’s Thomas Wingfield Warns Against Cyberattacks, Highlights Need for Cyber Resilience

Thomas Wingfield

Thomas Wingfield, deputy assistant secretary for cyber policy at the Department of Defense (DoD), has flagged the increasing risk of successful cyberattacks against the U.S. and its allies, and warned that the Pentagon's cyber force is "not enough." He said that cyber resilience can be achieved through collaboration among leaders, "who understand the promise and pitfalls of technology."

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DISA Shares Recommendations to Prevent Cyberattacks; Vice Adm. Nancy Norton Quoted

Cybersecurity

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has provided recommendations to mitigate cyberattacks at the workplace and home as part of the National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. DISA said Friday that it advises the public to update software tools, employ strong passwords and run antivirus software. The agency has also recommended to avoid sharing passwords. 

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Legislation Aims to Protect COVID-19 Research from Cyberattacks

COVID-19 Research

Reps. Frank Lucas, R-Okla., and Andy Barr, R-Ky., have unveiled legislation that seeks to secure COVID-19 research efforts by universities and research institutions from cyberattacks. The bill aims to allow access to cybersecurity standards and practices created specifically for researchers and universities.

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Report: Russia Would Not Respond to US Sanctions on Election-Related Cyberattacks

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Russia will not respond to sanctions that President Barack Obama imposed after Russia allegedly launched cyber attacks to help Donald Trump win the U.S. presidential election, The New York Times reported Friday. Neil MacFarquhar writes Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov recommended to expel 35 American diplomats from …

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Anders Fogh Rasmussen: NATO Partners to Collectively Defend Against Cyberattacks

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has described the alliance’s stance on cyber defense as a “core task of collective defense” that could indicate potential joint response to cyberattacks on any member nation, GovInfoSecurity reported Friday. Eric Chabrow reports that the alliance pointed to the North American Council’s potential use of Article 5 in the …

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