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Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone: US military ready to deter peer adversaries in cyberspace

Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone, the White House’s nominee to lead the National Security Agency and the U.S. Cyber Command, has said the U.S. military is prepared to launch cyber attacks on peer adversaries’ critical infrastructure through network intrusions during a future conflict, the Washington Free Beacon reported Tuesday. “We face a challenging and volatile threat environment, and …

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DHS S&T to showcase cybersecurity tech at 2018 RSA conference

The Department of Homeland Security’s science and technology directorate will showcase 13 cybersecurity technologies for pilot deployment and commercialization at the 2018 RSA cybersecurity conference on April 16-19. DHS said Monday the government-funded cybersecurity systems are designed to help end-users across the public and private sector, as well as international …

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NIST Unveils Draft Guide on ‘Cyber Resilient’ Systems Development

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has published a draft guide on how to achieve cyber resiliency across information technology systems. NIST said Wednesday the guideline titled “Systems Security Engineering: Cyber Resiliency Considerations for the Engineering of Trustworthy Secure Systems” intends to address cyber resiliency issues relevant to organizations that are developing new IT systems …

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DLT’s Don Maclean: Federal IT Leaders Could Help Prevent Breaches Through Cyber Executive Order Compliance

Don Maclean, chief cybersecurity technologist for DLT Solutions, has said federal information technology leaders should implement the White House’s executive order on cybersecurity as part of their efforts to avoid massive data breaches. Maclean wrote in a Nextgov guest post published Monday that the executive order contains three elements that …

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DHS S&T Releases Cybersecurity Guides Based on R&D Efforts

The Department of Homeland Security‘s Science and Technology Directorate has published two new cybersecurity guides that build on multiple research and development efforts. Under the DHS Silicon Valley Innovation Program, the Portfolio Guide provides 15 overviews regarding the department’s cybersecurity R&D portfolio, while the Technology Guide features 70 R&D efforts and suggestions on transition-ready technologies, DHS said …

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SEC Seeks Chief Risk Officer to Help Manage Commission’s Cybersecurity

The Securities and Exchange Commission wants to recruit a chief risk officer to help boost the agency’s cyber defense measures, Federal News Radio reported Monday. SEC Commissioner Michael Piwowar said during a Data Coalition-hosted forum in Washington that SEC Chairman Jay Clayton suggested the creation of the chief risk officer position. “We’re having discussions …

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