Category cloud computing

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 […]

DARPA Is Establishing An Apps Store For Cyber Operations; Potential To Revolutionize Cyber Operations And The Digital Battlefield

DARPA Is Establishing An Apps Store For Cyber Operations; Potential To Revolutionize Cyber Operations And The Digital Battlefield http://www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com Sara Sorcher, writing on the Christian Science Monitor’s new section on Security, and Privacy in the Digital Age — Passcode, — has article describing a new DARPA initiative [the Pentagon’s future projects/leading edge technology] — the […]

BREAKING NEWS: Who Benefits From The Latest Hacking Revelation — Allegedly Tied To NSA?

WHO BENEFITS FROM THE LATEST HACKING REVELATION — ALLEGEDLY TIED TO NSA? ‘How Omnipotent Hackers Tied To NSA Hid For 14 Years — And, Were Found At Last’: ‘The Equation Group Ran The Most Advanced Hacking Operation Ever Uncovered’ http://www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com Dan Goodin, writing on the February 16, 2015 website, ArsTechnica.com, has a lengthy article posted, […]

Did U.S. Give Terrorists A Cyber Weapon?

Excerpt: And, unless hackers are hopelessly stupid, I wonder if the vaunted private sector input – “gathering threat signatures, and profiling hacker groups” – will, instead of identifying gormless hackers, simply assemble a larger pile of bullsh*t innuendo to be mined when a forensically weak case needs some additional fragrance. On the other hand, I […]

Microsoft Patches ‘China Spy Bug’

From: “US-CERT” Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 19:36:06 -0600 To: ReplyTo: US-CERT@ncas.us-cert.gov Subject: Microsoft Releases Critical Security Update for Internet Explorer NCCIC / US-CERT National Cyber Awareness System: Microsoft Releases Critical Security Update for Internet Explorer 02/10/2015 07:01 PM EST Original release date: February 10, 2015 Microsoft has released a critical security update to address […]

The Daunting Challenge Of Reporting On Cyber War; Cyber Forensic Attribution, And Cyber Dust

The Daunting Challenge Of Reporting On Cyber War; Cyber Forensic Attribution, And Cyber Dust http://www.fortunascorner.wordpress.comcyberforensicattribution David Lee, Technology Reporter for the BBC, had an interesting, and thought-provoking article, with the title above, in the January 19, 2015 edition of their website. As the editors of Big Think, note, “the crux of his article revolves around […]

Needed: An International Cyber Treaty

Needed: An International Cyber Treaty By Joseph R DeTrani http://www.atimes.com/atimes/ World/WOR-02-160115.html On August 1, 2013 I was invited to give the keynote address at the annual Def Con hacking conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. What I presented 17 months ago, which wasn’t received too warmly, is relevant today, given the latest cyber hacking attack on […]