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 •  October 21

In a Senate hearing covering defense strategy in protecting the country from cyber-attack yesterday, key missing personnel and unclear roles and responsibilities among government agencies frustrated members of the committee, ending with threats of subpoenas and still no clear strategy. Committee Chairman Senator John McCain (R-Az.) set the tone for...

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 •  October 17

With every leap in civilization there comes along with it a new brand of criminal. People adopt new technology to improve their lives, but with new tech comes new vulnerabilities, and it’s up to the individual to keep themselves protected. If you invent guns, you are eventually going to need to invent body armor too. Now in 2017 we have been...

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 •  September 16

Cyber attacks that might have constituted an “act of war” went unpunished by the U.S. over the last decade, leading to a more dangerous cyber environment, according to a top Navy admiral. “We’ve had an awful lot of examples of what, 10 years ago, we assumed would be construed as an act of war,” Vice Adm. Jan Tighe said Thursday. “And, in a lot of...

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 •  August 16

The British cybersecurity researcher who rose to fame earlier this summer when he stopped the vicious “WannaCry” malware attack has plead not guilty to the charges which led to his arrest by the FBI two weeks ago over a separate hacking incident. Marcus Hutchins, 23, who goes by “Malwaretech” online, was arrested and indicted by the FBI on August...

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 •  July 29

This week is the 25th iteration of DEF CON, the huge hacking convention held annually in Las Vegas that brings together tens of thousands of cyber security professionals, government intelligence agents, corporate business interests, and of course, hackers. Generally held in tandem with another hacking conference, Black Hat, DEF CON is a festival of...

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 •  July 9

Although modern warfare can be every bit as brutal as the battles Americans have fought in the past, a new combat domain is rapidly becoming the focus of many defense experts, in which America’s first line of defense isn’t a heavily armed soldier at a gate, but rather a technically minded expert sitting at a desk. While the imagery associated with...

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 •  July 8

Nuclear power facilities have been among the targets of multiple hacking attacks in the United States since May, disclosed in a joint report issued by the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI, the New York Times reports. Other energy and manufacturing companies have been victim of the malware attacks, which have reportedly been in the form...