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

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

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

by Greg Otto • 10 hours 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.

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

by Shannon Vavra • 16 hours ago

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

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

by Shannon Vavra • 2 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.

U.S. files civil suit against Edward Snowden over new memoir

by Shannon Vavra • 3 days ago

The suit alleges he violated his non-disclosure agreements with both the NSA and CIA by publishing his memoir.

U.S. cyber-offensive against ISIS continues, and eyes are now on Afghanistan, general says

by Shannon Vavra • 4 days ago

“We are trying to illuminate the network, trying to figure out how they’re communicating, what they’re using, where the money might be flowing," Brig. Gen. Len Anderson says.

Hacked government contractor shares breach details as investigation continues

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 days ago

“We want to see that this doesn’t happen to any other small business….or any other business for that matter,” Miracle Systems' president told CyberScoop.

North Korean government hackers sanctioned by U.S. Treasury

by Shannon Vavra • 1 week ago

The U.S. Treasury Department is sanctioning three North Korean hacking groups it says are backed by Kim Jong-un’s regime.

Teenager arrested in UK for allegedly hacking 'world-famous' musicians

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

Lone hackers have been known to go after data stored by celebrities in the cloud. Law enforcement did not name the musicians who were hacked.

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