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Air Force unveils information warfare outfit amid U.S. effort to go on offense in cyberspace

by Shannon Vavra • 1 day ago

It's a big shift for the service, which traditionally has prioritized defense.

'No more away games': Former Cyber Command official says Russia and China have leveled the playing field

by Greg Otto • 1 day ago

Russia and China have figured out how to use cyberattacks to th their best advantage, and it should lead to a culture change in the private sector, Brett Williams says.

Two Methbot suspects set to plead guilty as alleged ringleader maintains his innocence

by Jeff Stone • 1 day ago

The men are two of the three who were extradited to the U.S. within the last year.

Microsoft will offer free Windows 7 support for election officials through 2020

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 days ago

The move is the latest step by Microsoft and other powerful tech companies to offer free or discounted services in support of election security.

U.S. Secretary of Defense urges NATO allies to block Chinese-built 5G tech

by Shannon Vavra • 2 days ago

An administration effort to convince European allies to blacklist Huawei largely has fallen on deaf ears.

What would a vulnerability disclosure program look like for voting equipment? Expect an RFI soon

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 days ago

Voting equipment vendors have heard presentations from Bugcrowd, HackerOne, and Synack, according to ES&S's Chris Wlaschin.

How much of the cybersecurity talent shortage is self-inflicted?

by Jeff Stone • 3 days ago

The cybersecurity workforce gap goes beyond a lack of CISOs or an unwillingness to pay salaries.

Government cyber reskilling programs are just getting started, Federal CIO says

by Shannon Vavra • 3 days ago

Federal CISO Suzette Kent says the two rounds of academies have had more than 2,300 federal employees apply in all.

Election commission says it won’t de-certify voting systems running old versions of Windows

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 days ago

The disclosure highlights the challenge of keeping voting systems secure after a vendor ceases offering support for a product.

Sen. Warner says hacking, disinformation are the future of war, and urges the U.S. to keep up

by Shannon Vavra • 3 days ago

Sen. Mark Warner says the world has entered a new phase of nation-state conflict in which cyberwarfare and information warfare are the primary means through which countries assert their power on the world stage.

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