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DARPA Mimics Power Grid Cyber Attack Through ‘Black Start’ Exercise

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has conducted a seven-day exercise on Plum Island in New York to simulate a cyber attack on the U.S. power grid, Nextgov reported Tuesday. At least 100 people participated in the exercise that kicked off Nov. 1 to replicate “black start” or the restoration of power at two utility stations that were shut down for weeks by a cyber attack.

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Katie Wheelbarger: US Prepared to Use Cyber Defense Capabilities in Support of NATO

Katie Wheelbarger, principal deputy assistant secretary for international security affairs at the Defense Department, has said the U.S. will announce in the next few days that it is ready to use defensive and offensive cyber capabilities in support of NATO if asked, Reuters reported Wednesday. “It sends a message primarily aimed at Russia,” Wheelbarger told reporters.

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Stacey Dixon Stresses Importance of Machine Learning in Predicting Cyber Attacks

Stacey Dixon, newly appointed director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, has said leveraging machine learning capabilities will help the intelligence community predict cyber attacks, Fifth Domain reported Thursday. Dixon noted in an Intelligence Matters podcast that IARPA has procured predictive analytics programs that use physical or analytical indicators …

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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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House OKs Bill to Reinstate State Dept Cyber Office

The House on Wednesday passed by a voice vote a bill that would put back a State Department office that works to facilitate negotiations on international cybersecurity policies, The Hill reported Wednesday. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-California) and Rep. Eliot Engel (D-New York), the House panel’s ranking member, …

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Bill Would Penalize Credit Reporting Agencies for Consumer Data Breaches

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) and Mark Warner (D-Virginia) have introduced a bill that would penalize credit reporting agencies in the event of a security breach that affects consumer data. The Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act would give the Federal Trade Commission authority to directly supervise CRAs’ data security measures; impose penalties on CRAs …

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