Additionally, according to the PPD, the FBI will also take part in the Cyber Unified Coordination Group, an entity to be formed in the event of a significant cyber incident that will also include asset response coordinators and, as appropriate, other federal agencies; local, state, and tribal governments; non-governmental organizations; the private sector; and international […]

BAE Systems Plc’s first-half earnings rose 6.1 percent as its main customers expanded military budgets and the manufacturer delivered more training combat jets and cyber security systems. Underlying earnings before interest, taxes and amortization increased to 849 million pounds ($1.12 billion), or 17.4 pence a share, from 800 million pounds, or 17.1 pence, a year […]

According to a new report from Symantec, the China-themed cyber espionage group Patchwork has broadened its range of targets to include UK-based companies. In the report, the firm describes how the group, which has gained the nickname Dropping Elephant, uses Chinese-themed content in order to draw victims to unsecure websites with the intent of installing […]

“The Russians are top notch.” Chris Finan is a former director of cybersecurity legislation in the Obama administration, an ex-director at DARPA for cyberwar research, and a former U.S. Air Force pilot and intelligence officer. When it comes to explaining Russia’s place in the evolving world of cyberwar, he ranks the world’s nations and firmly […]

Long before recent reports on the (very probable) Russian intelligence-led hack of the Democratic National Committee and public exposure of internal emails, political campaigns were already faced with cybersecurity threats. This post offers some preliminary thoughts on why political campaigns are at risk, and how that risk compares to the risks faced by the private […]

President Obama at the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection. US President Barack Obama issued a policy directive on Tuesday detailing how the federal government should respond to incidents of cybersecurity. The directive, also known as PPD-41, pushed for shared responsibly and unity regarding attacks, and added some clarity for the channels through […]

We are reaching a new critical shortage in the workforce. In addition to the health care sector’s impending lack of qualified nurses (and enough teachers to educate new ones) industry experts are sounding a similar alarm for cybersecurity experts. Since the massive breach at Target in 2013, many other organizations have fallen prey to cybercriminals. […]