Posts Tagged ‘cyber_warfare’

 

Pressure mounts for naming of a White House cybersecurity adviser with clout

Word is that Melissa Hathaway’s 60-day review of U.S. cybersecurity policy  will hit President Obama’s desk this Friday, April 17. Precisely when the White House makes it public will be an indicator of how high a priority this is with Obama, who certainly has his plate full with a few other weighty matters. A leak […]

Debate over significance of Conficker phoning home on April Fools Day

Many security experts are downplaying the significance of  millions of Conficker-infected PCs initiating an elaborate calling home sequence on April 1. Still, concerns are growing  about the much firmer grip the bad guys are on the cusp of securing on the corrupted PCs, whether or not they choose to do anything with them on April […]

‘Cyberinvaders’ crack into Sen. Bill Nelson’s staff PCs — twice

Cyberinvaders, as a peeved Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla. called them today, continue cracking into U.S. government systems with impunity. Nelson, who serves on the Senate Intelligence, Armed Services and Finance committees,  has just issued a statement disclosing that criminal hackers twice this month cracked into two PC workstations used by three of his key staffers. […]

The cybersecurity mess on the White House front steps

Special to Threatpost by Byron Acohido (LastWatchdog.com) March 16, 2009, 7:55 AM If President Obama thinks fixing the broken U.S. economy is a challenge, and ending the ground wars in the Middle East a conundrum, wait until he gets around to tackling cybersecurity. Obama must reverse the abject lack of any sort of meaningful coordinated […]

Beckstrom Q&A: Cybersecurity official explains how he was hamstrung by NSA

The sudden resignation  of Rod A. Beckstrom, the Department of Homeland Security’s senior  official tasked with unifying the federal government’s cybersecurity intiatives, bodes ill for a new age of transparency and collaborative problem-solving in government. Beckstrom was unable to maneuver around, much less partner with, the powerful National Security Agency (NSA). In this stunningly frank […]

Chinese hackers seek U.S. access

USA TODAY By Jon Swartz, USA TODAY Find an original copy of this article here. SAN FRANCISCO – The cyberattack of a U.S. military computer system has deepened concern about cyberspying and the security of the Internet’s infrastructure. Chinese hackers were most likely behind an intrusion in November that disabled the Naval War College’s network, […]