Tag Archives: NSA

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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NSA, Army to Launch Quantum Info Science Lab for Collaborative R&D Programs

Quantum Computing

The National Security Agency (NSA) has partnered with the U.S. Army Research Office to establish a laboratory that will house collaborative research and development efforts involving quantum information science. NSA said Thursday that its Laboratory for Physical Sciences is partnering with the Army to launch the LPS Qubit Collaboratory (LQC) in line with goals under the National Quantum Initiative.

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NSA Engages in Partnerships to Support 5G Network Security

NSA

The National Security Agency (NSA) talked about its efforts to bolster 5G security, as part of the nearly concluded National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. NSA said Tuesday it partners with industry and other government entities to protect the emerging 5G technology that the agency believes will influence national security operations.

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NSA Releases Advisory on China-Linked Cyber Vulnerabilities; Anne Neuberger Quoted

Anne Neuberger

The National Security Agency (NSA) has issued an advisory on 25 cyber vulnerabilities tied to Chinese state-sponsored malicious activities. NSA released the advisory on the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) to encourage Department of Defense entities as well as  national security and defense industrial base stakeholders to take necessary precautions.

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DoD, NSA Launch Cyber Workforce Dev’t, Diversity Program

Cybersecurity Spending

The Department of Defense (DoD) has partnered with the National Security Agency (NSA) to launch a workforce training program aimed at promoting cybersecurity skills development to help close the nation’s cyber talent gap. CEDI participants will have access to DoD and NSA-sponsored cybersecurity programs, certified instructors, educational resources and internships with partner businesses.

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Senate Confirms LtGen Michael Groen as JAIC Director

LTG Michael Groen

The U.S. Senate has confirmed LTG Michael Groen to be the new director of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), the Department of Defense’s (DoD) division for developing and advancing artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, FedScoop reported on Monday. With Groen’s recent confirmation, he has also been promoted to major general. 

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National Security Agency Launches the Center for Cybersecurity Standards; Neal Ziring Quoted

NSA

The National Security Agency (NSA) has launched a new office that will support NSA's mission to implement cybersecurity across critical systems. The Center for Cybersecurity Standards will coordinate with standardization entities regarding security requirements needed to protect national security systems, NSA said Tuesday.

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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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President Trump to Nominate Allen Robert Souza for IC Inspector General Role

White House

Allen Robert Souza, the National Security Council's principal deputy senior director for intelligence programs, has received President Trump's favor to serve as the intelligence community's inspector general. Trump intends to nominate Souza who currently supports coordination across the federal government's intelligence programs, the White House said Wednesday.

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NSA Issues Guidance on Multifactor Authentication

NSA

The National Security Agency (NSA) has published a review of mechanisms to consider when applying multifactor authentication (MFA). The guidance, titled “Cybersecurity Information Sheet Selecting and Safely Using Multifactor Authentication Solutions,” tackles practices to identify and securely implement MFA applications. MFA is the use of additional mediums, such as confirmation texts and one-time-passwords, to secure login credentials.

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