Tag Archives: cyber

NIST Unveils Online Tool to Support Cyber Job Seekers & Employers

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has unveiled a new interactive online tool developed to help cybersecurity job seekers find openings as well as assist employers with tasks to identify potential applicants. NIST said Tuesday the CompTIA-developed CyberSeek online service and the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education introduced the system …

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Transcom Chief Darren McDew: Future Threats Could Include ‘Near-Peer’ Nation

U.S. Air Force Gen. Darren McDew, chief of U.S. Transportation Command, has said future conflicts facing the military could include a “near-peer” nation that could match U.S. technology and capacity, DoD News reported Tuesday. Karen Parrish writes McDew told a National Defense Transportation Association meeting a near-peer country could spur contested strategic communication lines and …

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Robert Work: DoD’s Third Offset Strategy Eyes New Tech to Support Conventional Deterrence Efforts

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work has said the Defense Department‘s Third Offset Strategy seeks to bolster U.S. conventional deterrence and pursue new technologies and concepts to meet military superiority goals, DoD News reported Monday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Work discussed the Pentagon’s plans to achieve military superiority alongside other defense leaders such as U.S. Air Force Gen. …

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Cyber Training Course Goes Online for Officers & First Responders

The International Association of Chiefs of Police has partnered with the FBI to provide a free online cyber training program for all local, state, tribal, territorial and federal law enforcers and first responders. The Cyber Investigator Certification Program features nine modules on software, hardware, the internet and social networks, encryption, …

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Naval Academy Breaks Ground on Future Cyber Study Center

The U.S. Naval Academy has started construction work on a $106 million facility on its campus in Annapolis, Maryland to house classes and research work for students in the field of cybersecurity. The Navy said Thursday this multi-story academic building will include classrooms, a lecture hall, research labs, a research and testing …

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James Clapper: Russia Not Behind US Website Outage

National Intelligence Director James Clapper has said the intelligence community believes Russia is not responsible for the internet outage that took down several websites in the U.S., DoD Buzz reported Tuesday. Clapper points to a non-nation state actor as the culprit behind the so-called distributed denial-of-service attack that occurred on Friday across the …

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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 …

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DoD Joint Staff Issues Cybersecurity Warning Against Lenovo Computers, Handheld Devices

The Defense Department‘s Joint Staff has warned against the use of equipment such as computers and handheld devices from China-based manufacturer Lenovo due to concerns over cyber spying on Pentagon networks, The Washington Free Beacon reported Monday. Bill Gertz writes a J-2 intelligence directorate report stated cybersecurity officials have discussed how Lenovo devices …

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