Cyber Command's rotation 'problem' exacerbates talent shortage amid growing digital threat

Many former Cyber Command and NSA officials say the military's rotation system and approach to retirement robs the military of cyber talent.

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U.S. Cyber Command completes defensive cyber mission in Croatia

by Suzanne Smalley • 1 day ago

Cyber National Mission Force deployed to Croatia recently, the latest example of a so-called "hunt forward" operation.

DEF CON Voting Village takes on election conspiracies, disinformation

by AJ Vicens • 2 days ago

In the era of the "Big Lie," the Voting Village has another — and possibly more challenging — mission to fight conspiracy theories.

Pentagon put microgrid technology to the test at DEF CON, drawing on hackers' ingenuity

by Suzanne Smalley • 3 days ago

The collaboration unfolded at the cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas where more than 1,700 attendees attempted to outsmart DOD technology.

CISA expands efforts to fight election disinformation ahead of 'challenging' 2024 vote

by Suzanne Smalley • 7 days ago

CISA Director Jen Easterly said election security has grown more complex as disinformation and threats against election workers have surged.

Ex-CISA chief Krebs advocates for standalone cyber agency. Experts say that's impractical.

by Suzanne Smalley • 7 days ago

Former cybersecurity officials said CISA would be less effective if it lost the clout that it gets from being housed inside DHS.

State Department offers $10 million for details on Conti ransomware gang members

by AJ Vicens • 1 week ago

As of January 2022, there were more than 1,000 victims of attacks associated with Conti ransomware and payouts exceeding $150 million.

China could be reviewing security bugs before tech companies issue patches, DHS official says

by Suzanne Smalley • 1 week ago

This could give Beijing the upper hand when carrying out cyberattacks against the U.S. or its other digital adversaries.

Why robotexts are scammers' favorite new tool

by Tonya Riley • 1 week ago

Technology meant to limit robocalls has pushed scammers toward SMS-based attacks, which experts say can be even more dangerous.

Collective of anti-disinformation 'Elves' offer a bulwark against Russian propaganda

by Suzanne Smalley • 1 week ago

A group known as the Elves formed after three Lithuanian friends decided to work together to take on Russian trolls.

Researchers uncover sophisticated global Chinese hacking operation

by AJ Vicens • 2 weeks ago

The group used six backdoors against more than a dozen industrial plants, research institutes and government agencies, according to Kaspersky.