Tag Archives: cyber vulnerability

Navy-Partnered Academia Team Explores New Cyber Mitigation Methods; Binoy Ravindran Quoted

Cyber Mitigation

Professor Binoy Ravindran leads a U.S. Navy-supported team of students studying how to address cyber vulnerabilities in ways that do not interfere with a system's functions. The team from Virginia Tech is pursuing this three-year project under the Naval Engineering Education Consortium (NEEC), with the support of Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division. 

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FBI, CISA Issue Advisory on Hackers Targeting Fortinet Operating System Vulnerabilities

FortiOS Vulnerabilities

The FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have released a joint advisory on the exploitation of vulnerabilities in Fortinet’s FortiOS operating system by advanced persistent threat actors. CISA has called on administrators and users to review the joint cybersecurity advisory and carry out the recommended measures to mitigate cyber risks.

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FBI-CISA Joint Advisory Links Nation-State Actors to Microsoft Exchange Server Compromise

Data-Centric Security

The FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency have issued a joint advisory saying hackers trying to exploit vulnerabilities in on-premises Microsoft Exchange Servers include nation-state actors and that the targeted organizations in this breach appear to match the entities that are being zeroed in by threat actors from China, Nextgov reported Thursday.

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Former Gov’t Cyber Officials Discuss Possible Outcomes If Adversaries Get Into DoD Networks; Jan Tighe Quoted

Data-Centric Security

Although the Department of Defense (DoD) reported that there has been no sign of breach to date linked to a cyber vulnerability involving SolarWinds’ Orion Network Management products, former cybersecurity officials at the government discussed several scenarios that could occur as a result of hackers making their way into DoD’s computer networks. 

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DoD Looks Into Networks for Signs of Breach Amid SolarWinds Orion Compromise; Vice Adm. Nancy Norton Quoted

Vice Adm. Nancy Norton

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued an emergency directive directing all agencies to disconnect SolarWinds’ Orion Network Management products from their networks to mitigate a cyber vulnerability and to date, there has been no sign of breach in the Department of Defense’s classified and nonclassified networks, C4ISRNET reported Thursday.

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Will Roper: Air Force Eyes Opening Up Some of its Code to Greater Cyber Community

Will Roper

Will Roper, assistant secretary for acquisition, technology and logistics at the U.S. Air Force and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the service plans to publish on open source platforms some of its code to generate more insights from the cybersecurity community, FedScoop reported Tuesday.

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Bryan Ware on DHS Cyber Vulnerability Notifications to Medical Sector

Bryan Ware

Bryan Ware, assistant director at the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), said DHS has transmitted to the medical industry hundreds of tailored cyber vulnerability notifications since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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DoD OIG Evaluates Pentagon Components’ Cyber Vulnerability Mitigation Measures in Follow-up Audit

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The Department of Defense's office of the inspector general has found in its follow-up audit that DoD components failed to mitigate cyber vulnerabilities in a consistent manner because they were not able to evaluate the impact of such vulnerabilities on their mission.

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