Category Cyber War

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 […]

North Korea’s 5 Nightmare Weapons the World Should Fear

Excerpt: This article will look at five specific weapons or capabilities that North Korea could use in a surprise attack as part of an invasion of the South. These five weapons could be used in various combinations- in one massive strike or used on their own- as the opening salvo of an invasion. Such weapons […]

Cyber Warriors Need Not Be Soldiers

Cyber Warriors Need Not Be Soldiers By Jeremy Hsu | March 8, 2015 9:58 pm http://blogs.discovermagazine. com/lovesick-cyborg/2015/03/ 08/cyber-warriors-need-not- soldiers/#.VP1oGIHF_V0 The Cyber Operations Center on Fort Gordon, Ga., is home to signal and military intelligence non-commissioned officers, who watch for and respond to network attacks from adversaries as varied as nation-states, terrorists and “hacktivists.” Credit: Michael […]

From Cyberspace To Africa, The CIA Looks To Fights Of The Future

Excerpt: He said a better setup is in place at the State Department, which assigns assistant secretaries of state responsibility for geographic regions and other mission areas.”We don’t have the equivalent of an assistant secretary here,” he said. “We’re going to address that.” Each mission center will combine personnel from all directorates and be led […]

Defector: North Korean Hackers Threaten West

Defector: North Korean Hackers Threaten West Kim Heung-gwangKim Heung-gwang more > Ads by Adblade By Bill Gertz – – Wednesday, March 4, 2015 A North Korean defector who once helped train Pyongyang’s military hackers warned this week that the totalitarian regime is a major cybersecurity threat to the United States and other nations. Kim Heung-gwang, […]

‘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 […]

How Superfish’s Security-Compromising Adware Came to Inhabit Lenovo’s PCs

How Superfish’s Security-Compromising Adware Came to Inhabit Lenovo’s PCs By NICOLE PERLROTH MARCH 1, 2015 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/02/technology/how-superfishs-security-compromising-adware-came-to-inhabit-lenovos-pcs.html SAN FRANCISCO — Until its advertising software was discovered deep inside Lenovo personal computers two weeks ago, a little company called Superfish had maintained a surprisingly low profile for an outfit once named America’s fastest-growing software start-up. In 2013, […]