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GOP Cybersecurity Bill

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The Daily Caller is reporting on the GOP alternative cybersecurity bill.  Good news that Congress is taking cybersecurity seriously and will be debating about it to strengthen the measures currently in place.  Good for them.

Written by shnu48

02/28/2012 at 1:48 PM

Washington Times: Cybercommand chief opposes U.N. net control

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“The commander of the U.S. Cyber Command said Thursday that he does not favor giving the United Nations the power to regulate the Internet.”

When did this even get on the table?

It goes on: “The four-star general suggested bolstering Internet security by using “cloud” technology, which uses remote computer servers for applications and data storage. Other new technologies that permit greater visibility of cyberthreats on networks also can be used to improve security, he said.”

Again, Gen. Alexander is on the case.

Full article here. (h/t Drudge)

Written by shnu48

10/21/2011 at 10:07 AM

SOP for cyberattack response coming together

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USCYBERCOM is pretty busy these days.

The Washington Post is reporting that the DOD “is finalizing policies that will determine what the military can do in the event of a cyberattack as the government figures out who should have the power to shut down computer networks seized by an enemy nation, terrorist group or criminal hacker.”

Gen. Alexander is on the case.

Full article here.

Written by shnu48

10/20/2011 at 2:13 PM

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Navy working on Cyberwarfare at Academy

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From the Baltimore Sun:

Naval Academy freshmen “are members of the first class at the academy to be required to complete courses in cybersecurity. Capt. Steven “Doc” Simon, director of the academy’s new Center for Cyber Security Studies, says the academy is the nation’s first institution of higher learning — military or civilian — to establish such a requirement

The center, which developed the introductory course and is working on an advanced class to be taught to all third-year midshipmen, also has established internships at the National Security Agency and the National Defense University, incorporated cybersecurity into the academy’s professional development program, and is considering developing a major in the field

Good stuff.  Getting it at this level is where the real progress will be made.

Baltimore Sun article here.

Written by shnu48

10/20/2011 at 1:02 PM

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U.S. Strategic Command comments on Drone breach

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A follow up to the story from last week about U.S. Drones being hacked, “Gen. Bob Kehler, head of U.S. Strategic Command, told reporters Tuesday that the virus occurred on a standalone ground-control system and had “little to no impact” on remotely piloted aircraft system operations”.

Gen. Kehler, in his role as head of U.S. Stategic Command also oversees the U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) that was established in June 2009.

More on the virus from here.

Written by shnu48

10/18/2011 at 2:07 PM

U.S. Drones hit with cyber attack

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Written by shnu48

10/07/2011 at 1:58 PM


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