Blog Posts Tagged with "Cyber Defense"

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Air Force Wins NSA's 12th Annual Test of Cyber Defense

April 25, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The cybersecurity skills and ingenuity of students from the U.S. service academies, the Air Force Institute of Technology, and the Royal Military College of Canada were put to the test by the National Security Agency's top information assurance professionals...

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Dutch Response to AIV/CAVV Advice on Digital Warfare

April 09, 2012 Added by:Matthijs R. Koot

The digital domain is a new operational domain for the armed forces. The Ministry of Defense is investing to significantly strengthen existing capabilities and develop new ones including offensive. The right to self-defense also applies to cyber attacks...

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China, Cyber Warfare and Challenges for the Future

April 09, 2012 Added by:Plagiarist Paganini

China's growing presence in cyber space will result in an increase in cyber operations against the nation. Due to the imbalance between an aggressive cyber offense its weak cyber defense capabilities, it could be the origin of significant technological problems for China...

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New Commander Leads Air Force Cyber Warriors

April 09, 2012 Added by:Headlines

As commander of 50 NOG, Sutherland is responsible for 1,500 military, DoD civilian and contractor personnel assuring access to cyberspace by operating and maintaining the $6.2 billion Air Force Satellite Control Network and the $100 million communications and information gateway...

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We Need Better Defensive Tools

April 02, 2012 Added by:Gabriel Bassett

Marketers, Google, Facebook, can piece information together to identify you even when you don't say who you are. Banks, online video games, and major web services can degrade service based on perceived threats. It's time for infosec to build such tools to execute a better defense...

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Shackleford: What’s RIGHT with Infosec

April 02, 2012 Added by:Dave Shackleford

We are coming to the realization that we will be breached. This is a huge, fundamental shift in mindset that’s actually healthy, not redolent of defeatism. We have too much surface area to cover, not enough people and technology, and dammit, defense is hard...

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DOD Needs Industry’s Help to Battle Cyber Attacks

March 29, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“Today, we’re in the forensics mode. We need to see the attack. If we can’t see the attack, we can’t stop it. We have to have the ability to work with industry - our partners - so that when they are attacked, they can share that with us immediately,” said Gen. Keith Alexander...

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CyberPatriot Announces National Championship Winners

March 27, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“CyberPatriot has introduced the area of cyber defense to tens of thousands of students across the country, and they’ve embraced the opportunity to learn and develop the skills to be successful in a field critical to America,” said Bernie Skoch, CyberPatriot Commissioner...

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U.S. Northern Command Makes Cyber Security a Priority

March 26, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Northcom's responsibility in the cyber domain "is consequence management in the event of a catastrophic cyber attack on this country. Northcom could certainly be called upon to provide support to civil authorities in the recovery. But we think our role is broader..."

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Defense Department Finalizing Cyberwar Operations Guidelines

March 21, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“I think the capabilities are available in cyber to virtually cripple this nation, to bring down the power grid system, to impact on our governmental systems, to impact on Wall Street on our financial systems, and literally to paralyze this country..."

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What They Don't Teach You in "Thinking Like the Enemy" Classes

March 06, 2012 Added by:Pete Herzog

The enemy is not homogenous. Just like there is not just one foreign language, there is not one type of enemy. Among those enemy attackers, not all think alike. Even those joined together under a common mission or goal, there is often division in how to accomplish that goal...

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Cyberwar

February 16, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Sure, there are potential issues with regard to infrastructure and hacking/warfare, but, it is not such that we need to frame it and clothe it in the ripped flag of 9/11 do we? Obviously these guys all think so. I would beg to differ, and I find it shameful...

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In Cyber - Losers Ignore, Survivors React, Winners Predict

February 15, 2012 Added by:Richard Stiennon

Every organization has a choice: become a victim of cyber attack and pay the cost of recovery then rely on quick reactions to changes in the threat space to survive the next attack, or predict the escalation in attacks and invest early in the defenses required...

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DDoS Attacks: An Excuse to Talk About IPv6 Security

February 10, 2012 Added by:Plagiarist Paganini

The switchover from the existing address protocol IPv4 to IPv6 will give attackers a great opportunity. With the introduction of the protocol a huge quantity of new internet addresses is available, and those addresses could be used as sources for DDoS attacks...

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Does Offensive Security Really Exist?

February 09, 2012 Added by:Dave Shackleford

I want to refute the concept of offensive vs. defensive security staff. It's not realistic. Reason? Offense really exists for one reason – to inform defense. In my mind, this really means we’re ALL defense. We just accomplish our defensive strategy and tactics in different ways...

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Cyber Preparedness: Paper Tigers... Aren’t We All?

February 09, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

China, Russia, Israel etc etc are all key players in the espionage world which now includes the 5th battlespace of information warfare carried out on the internet and within computer networks. To think anything else because someone asked them just how prepared “they” were for “cyberwar” is just appallingly stupid...

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