Tag Archives: cyber defense

U.S. Space Force to Add Cyber Professionals to Defend Assets; Gen. John Raymond Quoted

Gen. Jay Raymond

The U.S. Space Force will begin onboarding cyber professionals from the U.S. Air Force into its ranks to protect sensitive systems and missions. The added personnel will work to defend installations, including ground terminals and space assets, such as satellites. Raymond said about 1,300 enlisted Air Force and officers will be transferred by the end of the month. 

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VMware Publishes “Extended Enterprise Under Threat” Cybersecurity Report; Rick McElroy Quoted

Rick McElroy

VMware has released a cybersecurity threat report, “Extended Enterprise Under Threat,” based on a survey of 250 U.S. chief information officers (CIOs), chief technology officers (CTOs) and chief information security officers (CISOs), the company reported on Tuesday

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Maj. Gen. John Morrison: Outcomes Enable Partners to Achieve Collective Defense in Cyber Space

Maj. Gen. Morrison

Maj. Gen. John Morrison, chief of staff of U.S. Cyber Command (Cybercom), said Cybercom is assessing the success of an operation or strategy based on outcomes and that such outcomes enable other U.S. government agencies and foreign partners to carry out action in defense of the country.

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Bryan Ware: CISA Accelerates Efforts to Protect Federal Research Facilities From Nation-State Actors

Bryan Ware

Bryan Ware, assistant director at the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), said CISA has strengthened cyber defense measures at federal health agencies and research facilities as nation-state actors continue their attempts to compromise coronavirus vaccine research efforts, CyberScoop reported Friday.

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Accenture Acquires Context Information Security to Accelerate U.K., International Security; Kelly Bissell, Nick Taylor Quoted

Accenture has acquired Context Information Security, a leading cyber defense consultancy, to accelerate growth of Accenture Security in the U.K. and across the globe, the company announced on Friday.

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NSA Creates Cybersecurity Directorate for Nat’l Security Efforts

The National Security Agency has established a cybersecurity directorate to consolidate the agency's cyber defense and foreign intelligence operations. NSA said Monday that the new directorate will handle information sharing and other collaborative efforts between the agency and its partner entities in an effort to streamline activities such as risk assessments and threat intelligence.

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Naval War College Hosts Energy Grids Security

U.S. Naval War College held a game on military-level approaches to protect energy grids in case of emergencies. Members of finance, energy, government and academic sectors took part in the Defend Forward: 2019 Critical Infrastructure War Game that took place July 25 to 26, the U.S. Navy said Wednesday.

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