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U.S. official: American companies avoided government help when WannaCry, NotPetya hit

by Chris Bing • 2 months ago

A top Homeland Security official says the U.S. government was unable to fully measure the scale and impact of two recent ransomware outbreaks, dubbed WannaCry and NotPetya, in America due to a lack of private sector engagement.

Cyber Command lacks authorities, capabilities, Pentagon watchdog says

by Shaun Waterman • 2 months ago

In a heavily redacted 2015 report released to CyberScoop, the Department of Defense's inspector general says the fledgling command lacks the authorities it needs to manage personnel, set standards for training and ensure its teams are properly equipped for cyber-combat.

U.S. official is first to helm new NATO IT and cyber agency

by Shaun Waterman • 5 months ago

Former Defense Department Deputy Comptroller Kevin Scheid has taken up a new post as general manager of the NATO Communications and Information Agency, NCIA, where he will oversee a three billion Euro IT and cybersecurity modernization program.

Why a global cybersecurity Geneva convention is not going to happen

by Dave Aitel • 5 months ago

Op-ed: Dave Aitel says there are so many problems with the way governments deal with cybersecurity that a universally agreed-upon set of norms is a pipe dream.

Booz Allen Hamilton leaves 60,000 unsecured DOD files on AWS server

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 6 months ago

The leak comes as an independent report on the Hal Martin incident is nearing completion.

Proposed bill would make DOD tell Congress when 'special cyber operations' are taking place

by Chris Bing • 6 months ago

A bipartisan group of lawmakers from the House Armed Services Committee wants to codify a process that is currently done only as a courtesy.

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