Tag Archives: cyber attacks

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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Unisys Supports Cyber4Healthcare to Enhance Cybersecurity Across Healthcare Providers; Tom Patterson, Stéphane Duguin Quoted

Tom Patterson

Unisys Corporation has announced its support of the CyberPeace Institute's Cyber4Healthcare initiative, a program designed to offer free cybersecurity services to healthcare providers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, Unisys reported on Tuesday

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IBM Releases X-Force Threat Intelligence Index 2020 to Outline Cyber Vulnerabilities; Wendi Whitmore Quoted

IBM Security has released the IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index 2020 to provide insight into how cybercriminals' techniques have evolved after decades of access to over 10 billion corporate and personal records and more than 100 thousand software flaws, the company reported on Tuesday.

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Sens. Angus King, Jim Risch Reintroduce Energy Grid Security Bill; King Quoted

Sens. Angus King, I-Maine, and Jim Risch, R-Idaho, have reintroduced a bill that aims to secure the energy grid via government-industry engineering efforts. The Securing Energy Infrastructure Act. would establish government-industry partnerships to eliminate software vulnerabilities that create openings for cyber attacks, King's office said Thursday.

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House Passes Bill to Address State-Sponsored Cyber Threats; Rep. Ed Royce Quoted

The House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bill that would create a threat-response framework to protect the U.S. against state-sponsored cyber attacks. Reps. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., and Ted Yoho, R-Fla., introduced the Cyber Deterrence and Response Act which requires the President to identify cyber threat attackers, decide on sanctions and coordinate with allies on further action, the House Foreign Affairs Committee said Wednesday.

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Report: NATO to Expand Command Centers, Cyber Operations

NATO plans to increase its military headquarters from seven to nine and integrate cyber efforts into all alliance operations, Bloomberg reported Thursday. The organization’s defense ministers agreed to build a maritime security-focused command center in the Atlantic as well as a Europe-based command site for troop movements, with specific locations to be identified …

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Report: DHS Advisory Group to Produce Reports on Botnet Attack Mitigation

A group of advisers within the Department of Homeland Security‘s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee will release two reports on how the U.S. government can counter cyber attacks carried out by networks of compromised devices, know as botnets, Nextgov reported Friday. Sonus Networks CEO Raymond Dolan, chairman of NSTAC’s Internet and Communications …

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Steven Walker Outlines DARPA’s Cybersecurity Research Goals

Steven Walker, acting director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has outlined DARPA’s plans to protect U.S. networks against cyber attacks at the 2017 Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium hosted by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, DoD News reported Wednesday. Walker said DARPA’s security research goals are focused on efforts …

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Thomas Atkin: DoD Cooperates with Federal, Industry Partners to Secure Cyberspace

Thomas Atkin, acting assistant secretary for homeland defense and global security at the Defense Department, has said DOD collaborates with federal agencies, companies and foreign allies to increase security against cyber risks, DoD News reported Wednesday. Jim Garamone writes Atkin told House Armed Services Committee members Wednesday he believes the department must establish a culture of …

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