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Cyber Command lacks authorities, capabilities, Pentagon watchdog says

by Shaun Waterman • 3 weeks 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.

Trump orders that U.S. Cyber Command receive new authority to conduct cyberwarfare

by Chris Bing • 1 month ago

Trump's decision moves Cyber Command one step closer from being moved away from the National Security Agency.

As Trump promises 'fire and fury,' North Korean hackers target U.S. defense contractors

by Chris Bing • 1 month ago

Hackers linked to a North Korean cyber espionage group — best known for a global ransomware attack dubbed "WannaCry" — are now actively targeting U.S. defense contractors.

Pentagon now testing behavioral ID pilot that would replace CAC card

by Shaun Waterman • 3 months ago

The deal comes more than a year after then-CIO Terry Halvorsen first pledged to get rid of the ubiquitous Common Access Card smartcard.

Former DoD official: U.S. 'more and more vulnerable' to cyberattacks

by Shaun Waterman • 4 months ago

Vital U.S. industries like banking and telecommunications are more vulnerable than ever to cyberattacks, and the military systems that ought to deter such incursions are themselves susceptible to hackers, said former Pentagon cybersecurity policy chief Jim Miller.

A stolen Trump-Duterte transcript appears to be just one part of a larger hacking story

by Chris Bing • 4 months ago

Sensitive Philippine government documents acquired by a hacker group with suspected ties to the Vietnamese government have been floating on the public internet, according to evidence gathered by CyberScoop.

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