Cybersecurity

Anne Neuberger, Director of NSA Cybersecurity Directorate, Discusses Cyber Threats for Upcoming Elections

Anne Neuberger

Anne Neuberger, director of the National Security Agency's (NSA) Cybersecurity Directorate and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, recently discussed details the agency's priorities to enhance election security for the upcoming polls. 

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Maj. Gen. B. Chance Saltzman to Lead Space Force’s Cyber, Nuclear Operations

B. Chance Saltzman

Maj. Gen. B. Chance Saltzman has received a promotion to lieutenant general, becoming the U.S. Space Force's first promoted general officer. Saltzman will serve as the Space Force's deputy chief of space operations for cyber and nuclear, a role through which he will oversee the service's sustainment, operational, nuclear-related and intelligence aspects.

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DOE Develops First Five Consortium to Improve Decision Making With AI; Nand Mulchandani, Cheryl Ingstad Quoted

Nand Mulchandani

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office (AITO) has developed the First Five Consortium, which was formed in response to the White House Executive Forum focused on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response. 

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Raytheon Technologies Donates to ASCTE, Supporting Cybersecurity Careers; Roy Azevedo, Wes Kremer Quoted

Roy Azevedo

Raytheon Technologies has contributed a $4 million grant to the newly formed Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering (ASCTE) to support cybersecurity careers across the private and public sectors, the company reported on Tuesday

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CISA Warns on Cyber Actor Posing as Small Business Administration

CISA

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is investigating a cybercriminal who has used phishing emails posing as messages from the Small Business Administration. The emails contain a fake link pretending to be for SBA's COVID-19 loan relief, CISA said Wednesday. The malicious actor attempts to steal credentials through this method of fraud.

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William Evanina Offers Update on Foreign Actors’ Activities Ahead of 2020 Elections

William Evanina

William Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, has issued a statement providing updates on attempts by foreign threat actors to influence preferences of voters, undermine the citizens’ confidence in the democratic process and shift U.S. policies ahead of the 2020 U.S. presidential elections.

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