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The U.S. military combined cyber and kinetic operations to hunt down ISIS last year, general says
Last week, the former commander of the anti-ISIS coalition discussed an operation in which U.S. forces and allies successfully used offensive cyber measures to hunt and defeat enemy forces. Despite the mission’s success, he said, the United States still faces a slew of challenges when confronting technologically adept nations in the cyber-dominated battlefield of the future.
House defense bill would usher in cybersecurity changes at DOD
The House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a defense policy bill with several cybersecurity measures aimed at better securing Pentagon networks. The bill seeks closer collaboration between the departments of Defense and Homeland Security in defending against hackers, asks for quick notification of data breaches of military personnel, and continues to crack down on foreign-made telecom products that are deemed security threats.
Pentagon's websites need better security, Wyden says
Wyden warns that neglecting the security of public-facing DOD websites could embolden cybercriminals and state-backed hackers.
Lack of cooperation between contractors creates lasting vulnerabilities for DoD, official says
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.
Pentagon bars Huawei, ZTE devices from sale on military bases
The news comes as the U.S. government scrutinizes the two companies for potentially enabling Chinese espionage through their technology.
The NSA now officially has a new chief
Gen. Paul Nakasone, an experienced military leader with a unique background in cyber-operations and intelligence gathering, will be the next person to take on the "dual hat" role atop the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command.