Trump’s White House: cyberweapons development is a ‘priority’
President Donald Trump will prioritize the development of “offensive cyber capabilities,” offering new resources to U.S. Cyber Command to “safeguard our national security secrets and systems,” according to newly published information on the official White House website.
Virtual assistants added to Air Force’s cybersecurity arsenal
A newly launched software product, developed by Arlington, Va-based cybersecurity firm Endgame, will provide security operators with personal, virtual assistants.
New cybersecurity subcommittee formed under Senate Armed Services
The Senate Armed Services Committee welcomed a new subcommittee Wednesday focused on cybersecurity. The oversight and policy writing group will be led by Sen. Mike Rounds, R-SD., and ranking member Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.
Why it’s such a bad idea for Trump to use an off-the-shelf smartphone
President-elect Donald Trump is a “high risk target” for cyber espionage and intrusion, private sector cybersecurity experts and former intelligence officials say. Recent reports have suggested that Trump continues to use a personal, off-the-shelf smartphone, which would be less secure than the customized, “secure” blackberry provided to President Barack Obama in 2009 by the NSA.
Why the DNC hackers will continue to wreak havoc
Private sector cybersecurity researchers are closely monitoring ongoing digital intrusions to see if any share similarities with cyberattacks conducted by the infamous hacking group known as APT28, or Fancy Bear — who is best known for breaching the Democratic National Committee.
Mike Pompeo, CIA nominee, has barely talked about cybersecurity
After five years in Congress and a lengthy confirmation hearing last week before the Senate Intelligence Committee, there are few clues about how Rep. Michael Pompeo will guide the Central Intelligence Agency’s cyber defense and espionage efforts.