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

by Chris Bing • 2 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 • 2 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."

Trump's new national security adviser is a DNC breach truther

by Chris Bing • 2 months ago

President Trump's newly appointed national security adviser, John Bolton, has a history of denying that Russian hackers breached the Democratic National Committee.

Trump backs paper ballot backups for voting systems

by Chris Bing • 3 months ago

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he supports states moving toward a paper backup ballot: "A lot of states are doing that. And I think that's a great idea."

White House defends NSA, thanks Microsoft, Facebook for countering North Korean hackers

by Chris Bing • 5 months ago

White House Homeland Security Adviser Thomas Bossert personally thanked Microsoft and Facebook for helping counter North Korean hackers during a high profile press conference Tuesday morning.

Here's what the newly signed NDAA means for cybersecurity

by Chris Bing • 6 months ago

President Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Tuesday, approving the $700 billion spending bill designed to fund the U.S. military and its various cybersecurity-focused initiatives.

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