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.
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.
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Cybersecurity pros will get paid more in 2018 than ever before, headhunting firms say
Research from recruitment firm Robert Walters predicts that cybersecurity salaries will rise 7 percent in 2018. The broader information technology sector is also expected to experience a 2 percent salary increase overall.
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Army must empower next generation to succeed in cyber, senior official says
To quickly develop the Army's cyber capabilities requires that leadership consider unique options while also adjusting for a different culture brought in by recruits who are inherently digitally savvy, according to Col. Chris Wade, director of the Army's Task Force Cyber Strong.