Category big data

Halvorsen Becomes Permanent DoD CIO

Halvorsen Becomes Permanent DoD CIO Amber Corrin, Senior Staff Writer 2:28 p.m. EDT March 9, 2015 635582315710240948-FED-DoD-CIO-Cloud-Indu-21- (Photo: Alan Lessig/Staff) After nearly a year as acting Defense Department CIO, Terry Halvorsen on March 8 officially assumed permanent duties as the Pentagon’s lead on top IT priorities, according to DoD officials. Halvorsen succeeds Teri Takai, who […]

‘Snowden Inspired’ Brazilian Company Claims To Have Developed Hack-Proof Cell Phone

‘Snowden Inspired’ Brazilian Company Claims To Have Developed Hack-Proof Cell Phone http://www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com The news website Sputnik International, has an article posted this evening on their website claiming that a Brazilian mobile device company — Sikur — “inspired by the Edward Snowden revelations — “has [reportedly] developed a spy-proof smartphone.” At last week’s Mobile World Congress […]

Jihad John And The Future Of The Biometrics Terror Hunt; Identity Management A Disruptive Force For Intelligence Community, Law Enforcement

Jihad John And The Future Of The Biometrics Terror Hunt; Identity Management A Disruptive Force For Intelligence Community, Law Enforcement http://www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com “Jihad John And The Future Of The Biometrics Terror Hunt,” — that’s the title of an article on this morning’s (Feb.27, 2015) DefenseOne website by Patrick Tucker. The field of biometrics has been a […]

Arms Control For A Cyber Age

Arms Control for a Cyber Age New York Times, Feb. 26, Pg. A26 | Editorial A recently disclosed document from the National Security Agency about the escalation of cyber attacks between the United States and Iran presents a chilling summary of how swiftly cyber warfare developed from the first salvos against Iran’s nuclear program a […]

Cyber-Armageddon Less Likely Than Predicted, Dir. National Intelligence Says

Cyber-Armageddon Less Likely Than Predicted, Clapper Says Bloomberg, Feb. 25 | Tony Capaccio WASHINGTON — A single cyber-attack that cripples U.S. infrastructure is less likely than a succession of costly computer attacks, according to the nation’s top intelligence official. “Rather than a ‘cyber-Armageddon’ scenario that debilitates the entire U.S. infrastructure, we envision something different,” James […]

Intelligence Community’s Research ‘Arm’ Building A ‘Machine’ To Predict Cyber Attacks; Not A Panacea, Some Issues To Consider; ‘It Is The Second Mouse That Always Get The Cheese’

Intelligence Community’s Research ‘Arm’ Building A ‘Machine’ To Predict Cyber Attacks; Not A Panacea, Some Issues To Consider; ‘It Is The Second Mouse That Always Get The Cheese’ http://www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com Aliya Sternstein, writing on the February 24, 2015 website, DefenseOne, says that “the Intelligence Community is holding a contest to design software that combs open source […]

CIA Plans To Expand Its Cyber Capabilities: Will Update Cyber Ops As Part Of Broad Reorganization

CIA Plans To Expand Its Cyber Capabilities Agency Seeks To Update Its Operations As Part Of Broad Reorganization Washington Post, Feb. 24, Pg. A1 | Greg Miller CIA Director John Brennan is planning a major expansion of the agency’s cyber-espionage capabilities as part of a broad restructuring of an intelligence service long defined by its […]