March 2017

A nonprofit organization designed to promote research at LSU has been awarded $5 million in federal contracts to help protect energy infrastructure from cyber attacks and also address intelligence gaps between the U.S. and Caribbean nations in the battle against drug trafficking and other illegal activities. Nascent Technologies Corp. was awarded the two contracts from […]

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United States Transportation Command’s leader says domestic cyber networks need more security to uphold the defense of the nation. TRANSCOM is responsible for coordinating transportation for the military services around the globe. In order to do that, TRANSCOM capitalizes on a large number of civilian transport assets. But the difference in cyber standards between the […]

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The Israeli military did not allow photos that would identify the 10th-grade students hunched over laptops in a darkened classroom last month. Listen to the Story. PRI.org That’s because when they graduate, about half of them will be recruited into one of the Israeli army’s cyber units, including the secretive Unit 8200 — the equivalent […]

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It’s almost impossible these days to avoid media coverage of Russia’s role in hacking the 2016 election. So it was in 2015, when news broke that Chinese hackers had breached the United States Office of Personnel Management. Likewise for big cyberattacks in 2014 (Sony Pictures, Home Depot) and the year before that (Target). For the […]

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“I can shut down your power grids. I can paralyze your infrastructure. I can access the personal data of everyone in America.” This is the voice you hear as the camera pushes slowly towards an ownerless laptop in the center of a darkened room. As the laptop’s screen fills with text and the modulated voice […]

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Shanghai on May 20, 2014.(Photo: Alexei Druzhinin, AP/RIA Novosti) Russia’s suspected interference in the 2016 election might not have influenced the outcome, but it broke American laws, violated our citizens’ privacy, and created a political climate of distrust. And, as FBI Director James Comey said, the […]

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To meet today’s cybersecurity threats, and those that experts predict will pop up in the near future, government agencies will have to do more than just meet compliance guidelines, according to current and former government officials. “I would argue compliance is a nice check at the end of a process, but I think the fundamental problem […]

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In a new 50 page report, a team of MIT cybersecurity researchers asserts that the most vital economic systems in the U.S. are essentially defenseless, imploring the Trump administration to do something about it instead of just waiting for everything to come crashing down. Our nation’s core industries, much like anything connected to the internet, are just […]

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