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Lack of cooperation between contractors creates lasting vulnerabilities for DoD, official says

by Chris Bing • 7 months ago

Col. Tim Brooks, the mission assurance division chief in the Department of Army Management Office, said a lack of dialogue between contractors is causing headaches as the military looks to harden its systems.

Russian hackers found the 'ultimate' hacking tool buried in the supply chain of laptops

by Chris Bing • 7 months ago

Russian-linked hackers found a way to use "Lojack for Laptops" for spying, despite the software's parent company being warned about vulnerabilities multiple times.

GCHQ head says U.K. engaged in cyberwarfare against ISIS

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 8 months ago

GCHQ head Jeremy Fleming revealed that the U.K. has conducted a proactive cyber campaign against ISIS, touting the notion of using offensive cyberattacks to counter violent extremism.

U.S. Cyber Command chief calls for debate around hacking unit's authorities

by Chris Bing • 8 months ago

Lawmakers and Pentagon leadership are considering plans that could one day provide U.S. Cyber Command with additional authorities to operate outside declared war zones, two senior U.S. officials acknowledged Wednesday during an open congressional hearing.

NSA official: U.S. has yet to hit Russia back 'where it hurts' for cyber aggression

by Chris Bing • 8 months ago

The deputy director of operations at the NSA said Monday the U.S. doesn't "yet have the political fortitude to say how we'll strike back."

Here comes the next round of encryption legislation

by Chris Bing • 8 months ago

Senate Judiciary Committee staffers have started talking with technology companies on what would be in a bill that tackles the "going dark" problem.

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