Tag Archives: cyber attack

Michael Wynne: Analog Circuit Design Key to Cyber Defense

Michael Wynne, former U.S. Air Force secretary, has said the federal government should prioritize the shift from software patches to computational analog circuit design in order to defend computer networks from cyber threats. He wrote in a Breaking Defense opinion piece published Wednesday that government officials should work to protect federal websites …

Read More »

Jeh Johnson: Internet Service Company Dyn has Addressed Cyber Attack

Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has said U.S. officials think the distributed denial of service attack against internet performance management company Dyn has been addressed, Nextgov reported Monday. Johnson said DHS held a conference call with 18 communication services providers the day the cyber attack affected websites such …

Read More »

Reports: US Authorities Examine Cyber Attack on DNS Provider Dyn

U.S. authorities are investigating a distributed-denial-of-service attack that hit internet performance management company Dyn‘s managed domain name system infrastructure, USA Today reported Friday. Eli Blumenthal and Elizabeth Weise write that Amazon, Twitter, Spotify, Netflix and PayPal were among the websites hobbled by the DDoS attack on the Dyn service Friday. The report said security experts believe the source of attack …

Read More »

Rep. Ralph Abraham Proposes Bill to Hold Federal Agency Heads Accountable for Cyber Breaches

Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-Louisiana) has introduced a bill that seeks to help federal agencies build up their cybersecurity procedures and hold agency heads accountable for failure to enforce measures needed to prevent cyber attacks. The proposed “Cybersecurity Responsibility and Accountability Act” would direct the director of the National Institutes of …

Read More »

GAO: DoD Should Monitor National Guard’s Cyber Response Capabilities Through a Database

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Defense Department to maintain a database to keep track of National Guard’s emergency response capabilities in support of civil agencies during a cyber attack. GAO said in a report published Tuesday DoD should also carry out a “tier 1” exercise that would involve combatant commanders and organizations …

Read More »

Defense One: CSIS Target of Russia-Linked APT Hacking Group

A hacking group linked to the Kremlin has targeted the Center for Strategic and International Studies and several other Washington think tanks that conduct research into Russia’s policy initiatives, Defense One reported Monday. Patrick Tucker writes that Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder and chief technology officer of security firm CrowdStrike, told Defense One the company …

Read More »