Tag Archives: network security

Survey: ‘Careless’ Insiders Are Top Cybersecurity Threat to DoD

A survey conducted by SolarWinds and Market Connections found that IT security professionals at the Defense Department consider careless insiders as the top potential threat to DoD network security, Defense Systems reported Thursday. Kevin McCaney writes that the majority of survey respondents pointed to insiders who fall prey to phishing attacks, incorrectly use approved …

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Brig. Gen. Robert Skinner: New DISA Unit to Help Coordinate Military Cyber Action

The Defense Information Systems Agency has formed a new unit to coordinate the protection of the Defense Department‘s internal networks across nearly 40 military organizations, Breaking Defense reported Monday. “We can send out an order to these organizations to perform some type of action to operate, secure, and defend the [DoD Information Networks],” DISA …

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Terry Halvorsen: DoD’s JIE Security Stacks Set for January Rollout

The Defense Department is set to roll out a set of joint regional security stacks in January as it pushes the Joint Information Environment concept, the DoD said Friday. Terry Halvorsen, DoD’s acting chief information officer, told reporters the stack configurations in Europe and at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas have completed testing, Claudette Roulo reports. “I …

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Ray Letteer: Marine Corps Aims to Fix Network Vulnerabilities Through ‘Comply-to-Connect’ Initiative

The U.S. Marine Corps has adopted a “comply-to-connect” method to prevent a computing device from passing malicious applications on to the branch’s enterprise network, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes that Ray Letteer, the branch’s cybersecurity division chief, said the system works to check if computers and laptops …

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Army CIO Susan Lawrence Discusses LandWarNet Modernization

Susan Lawrence, the Army‘s chief information officer, recently said the branch will continue its efforts to modernize network infrastructure despite spending cuts and troop reductions in Afghanistan, the Army News Service reported Friday. J.D. Leipold reports Lawrence told members of Association of the United States Army during an event the …

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