Tag Archives: CYBERCOM

Gen. Paul Nakasone: Cybercom-NSA Partnership Helped Counter Foreign Election Interference

Gen. Paul Nakasone

Gen. Paul Nakasone, head of U.S. Cyber Command, director of the National Security Agency and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, said Cybercom’s partnership with NSA plays a key role in protecting U.S. elections from foreign interference. Gen. Nakasone said Cybercom carried out more than 2,000 operations to protect the 2020 elections against foreign interference

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Gen. Mark Milley: NSA-Cybercom Split Could Impact Flow of Signals Intelligence

Gen. Mark Milley

Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a four-time Wash100 Award, said the organizational criteria for separating the National Security Agency from Cyber Command have not yet been met and that the split will impact the military’s access to signals intelligence. “For us in the military, the signals intelligence we get from the NSA is ... unbelievably good,” Milley told reporters.

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Gen. Paul Nakasone on CYBERCOM’s Response to SolarWinds Breach, ‘Defend Forward’ Concept

Gen. Paul Nakasone

Gen. Paul Nakasone, commander of U.S. Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) and a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, said CYBERCOM continues to play a “key role” in the U.S. government’s ongoing response to the SolarWinds hack. He also mentioned in his speech the cyber threats posed by Russia, China, Iran and North Korea and the importance of partnerships with the U.S. private sector and foreign allies.

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Cybercom Deploys Cyber Defense Teams After SolarWinds Attack

Cyber Diplomacy

U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) has deployed teams of cyber professionals to assess military networks following a recent attack attributed to SolarWinds software. Andrew Hall, former director of the U.S. Army Cyber Institute, noted that the DOD must think of the cyber attack from both defensive and offensive positions. Experts have noted that assessing the extent of damages form any cyber attack could span months

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Army to Launch Third Version of Cyber Training Platform in Q2

U.S. Cyber Command

The U.S. Army plans to release the third version of a cyber training platform in the second quarter of 2021 to provide Department of Defense cyber professionals with repositories of previous training scenarios. The second update to the PCTE includes training content cataloging and previous training event search features as well as enhanced ability to manage teams and schedule events.

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Rep. Adam Smith Raises Concerns Over Plans to End Dual-Hat Structure for NSA, Cybercom

Rep. Adam Smith

Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., chairman of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), has warned leaders at the Department of Defense (DoD) against ending the dual-hat relationship between U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) and the National Security Agency (NSA).

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U.S.-Australia Partnership Aims to Bolster Cyber Defense of Both Countries

Cyber Diplomacy

The U.S. and Australia have formed a partnership that aims to develop a collaborative cyber training platform. U.S. Cyber Command said Friday that it may use Australia-based input to inform the Persistent Cyber Training Environment (PCTE) under a cyber training capabilities project arrangement. The partnership will provide a shared medium through which the U.S. and Australia may further develop PCTE and boost tactical readiness.

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USCYBERCOM Broadens Operations Against Foreign Adversaries

Cybersecurity

UU.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) moved to expand its operations to identify cyber threat actors from countries like Russia, China and Iran ahead of the presidential elections Tuesday as part of efforts to protect against potential foreign interference. The USCYBERCOM official said the command has active chatrooms with interagency partners to facilitate sharing of information on cyber threats. 

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Sgt. Maj. Sheryl Lyon Assumes Role as USCYBERCOM Senior Enlisted Leader; Gen. Paul Nakasone Quoted

Sheryl Lyon

Sgt. Maj. Sheryl Lyon, formerly with Army Cyber Command, has taken up her new role as command senior enlisted leader of U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency (NSA). She will oversee military advocacy efforts and help officials address military workforce issues in her new role,  succeeding Master Gunnery Sgt. Scott Stalker, who is now U.S. Space Command's senior enlisted leader, NSA said Friday.

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Gen. Paul Nakasone, Michael Sulmeyer on Cyber Command’s ‘Defend Forward’ Strategy

Paul Nakasone

Gen. Paul Nakasone, head of U.S. Cyber Command and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, and Michael Sulmeyer, senior adviser to the commander of Cybercom, wrote in an article published Tuesday on the Foreign Affairs magazine that aside from implementing proactive defense measures, the command needs to advance the “defend forward” strategy through persistent management.

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