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Julian Assange charged with 17 new criminal counts under Espionage Act

by Shannon Vavra • 1 month ago

The U.S. government unsealed an indictment in April revealing that Assange had been charged for conspiracy to commit computer intrusion.

U.S. Cyber Command knows its weapons may one day be used by its targets

by Shannon Vavra • 1 month ago

The idea that adversaries might reverse engineer NSA exploits is one that military leaders deal with every day. So what's being done to prevent it from happening?

Cyber Command has redeployed overseas in effort to protect 2020 elections

by Shannon Vavra • 2 months ago

The moves are meant to complicate possible election interference originating in countries like Russia. The goal is to be "in constant contact with the enemy," one general said.

China making 'rapid progress' on potency of cyber-operations, Pentagon says

by Shannon Vavra • 2 months ago

“The threat and the challenge is persistent. The Chinese remain very aggressive in their use of cyber,” Assistant Secretary of Defense Randall G. Schriver said during a press briefing on a new report.

NSA's Russian cyberthreat task force is now permanent

by Shannon Vavra • 2 months ago

The task force the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command created last year to thwart Russian influence and cyberattacks is now permanent.

How an annual ‘Cyber Shield’ drill helps the National Guard secure elections

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

The drill has grown way beyond its humble beginnings to include over 800 people from the Guard, private sector, and law enforcement.

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