Gen. Paul Nakasone, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of National Security Agency, updated lawmakers on the federal government’s efforts to deter foreign interference in past midterm elections, Fifth Domain reported Tuesday. At the meeting with Senate Intelligence Committee, he said the government’s initiative to monitor cyber events and impose consequences on adversaries was effective.Read More »
The National Security Agency’s office of inspector general has released a semi-annual report to Congress of its independent oversight work carried out from April 1, 2018 to Sept. 30, 2018. NSA Inspector General Robert Storch wrote in the report that his office issued 21 oversight memoranda and reports during the six-month period and offered 620 recommendations to help the agency address the identified deficiencies.Read More »
U.S. defense officials have said that a cyber operation aimed at deterring Russian interference in American elections is underway. U.S. Cyber Command is going after individual Russian operatives, notifying them that they have been identified and are being monitored, the New York Times reported Tuesday.Read More »
Report: Chris Inglis Emerges as Pentagon Chief’s Pick to Lead NSA Should Split From Cybercom Advance
Chris Inglis, former deputy National Security Agency director, has turned up to be the top candidate to lead NSA should Defense Secretary James Mattis decide to split the agency from U.S. Cyber Command, The Washington Post reported Friday. Some sources told the publication the Pentagon chief was close to deciding on a plan to separate the dual-hat arrangement but decided to reconsider after Gen. Paul Nakasone, head of NSA and Cybercom, expressed concerns to Mattis about Cybercom’s capacity to operate on its own should the split push through.Read More »
Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden has asked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and three other lawmakers to support legislation that would permit the U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms to secure the personal accounts and devices of senators and their staff from hacking. Sen. Wyden explained in a letter dated Sept. 19 that the SAA was legally prohibited from using public funds to provide protection for electronics and accounts that were not issued by the government.Read More »
Gen. Paul Nakasone, head of U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency, has said the U.S. is currently in competition with adversarial nation states carrying out "strategic campaigns" in cyberspace, including the theft of intellectual property and personal information as well as attempted electoral disruption.
A 2017 and 2018 Wash100 awardee, Nakasone commented, “Advantage goes to the side that innovates fastest,” adding that, to remain at the forefront of technological advances, USCYBERCOM must continuously collaborate with its partners, MeriTalk reported Friday. Nakasone spoke at the recent Billington Cybersecurity Summit.
Gen. Paul Nakasone, head of U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency, has said both organizations will collaborate with other government agencies in efforts to monitor foreign attempts to interfere in U.S. elections, DoD News reported Thursday. “I have complete confidence in the forces under my command,” Nakasone told reporters during a …Read More »
The National Security Agency will hand over to the Defense Information Systems Agency a cybersecurity program that helps protect Defense Department networks against malware and zero-day threats, Fifth Domain reported Saturday. Natalie Pittore, an NSA spokeswoman, told Fifth Domain that the Sharkseer program “better aligns” with DISA’s mission. A defense budget deal reached …Read More »
Gen. Paul Nakasone, director of the National Security Agency and commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, said he has formed a special task force that would evaluate threats of Russian attacks in cyberspace, Bloomberg reported Monday. Nakasone, a two-time Wash100 recipient, confirmed the formation of “a Russia Small Group” late …Read More »
Report: Gen. Paul Nakasone Instructs NSA, Cybercom to Coordinate 2018 Midterm Election Cybersecurity Efforts
Gen. Paul Nakasone, director of the National Security Agency and commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, has instructed both organizations to exchange information and coordinate efforts to deter foreign interference in November midterm elections, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Nakasone, a two-time Wash100 recipient, announced this directive to NSA staff as …Read More »