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Pentagon still grappling with rules of cyberwar

The Pentagon is still grappling with how to write the rules of cyberwarfare, such as when and how to fire back against a computer-based attack, senior military leaders told Congress Wednesday.

Tags: DoD , Cybersecurity , Mac Thornberry , Congress , Michael Rogers , NSA , Suzanne Vautrinot , Cybersecurity Update

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 07:31pm EDT

NSA chief: Cybersecurity data could be shared through cloud

Gen. Keith Alexander, who runs the National Security Agency, endorsed the idea of using a cloud computing facility to share cybersecurity information with the private sector.

Tags: Cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , NSA , cloud

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 09:27am EDT

McCain again makes his case to increase DoD's cyber role

The Arizona senator sent the third in a series of letters to Gen. Keith Alexander trying to explain why DoD, not DHS, should be in charge of defending critical infrastructure from cyber attacks. He said the administration's approach would create another layer of bureaucracy and slow down responses to threats.

Tags: Technology , John McCain , Cybersecurity , Information sharing , DoD , Congress , Jason Miller , Cybersecurity Update

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 05:56am EDT

DoD using cyber teams like aircraft - for offense and defense

Gen. Keith Alexander said a recent cyber exercise is the first time the military showed it can do offensive and defensive capabilities at the same time, by the same team. This was part of Alexander's answers to questions from Sen. John McCain.

Tags: Technology , Cybersecurity , DoD , John McCain , Senate , NSA , U.S. Cyber Command , Congress , Information sharing , Critical infrastructure , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/04/2012, 05:10pm EDT

Lawmakers model latest cyber bill after DoD information sharing pilot

Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) introduced legislation to make sharing of classified cyber threat information easier between the government and the private sector. The bill builds on DoD's Defense Industrial Base pilot to share data about vulnerabilities. DoD plans to expand the DIB pilot to more than 200 companies in the coming year.

Tags: Technology , Cybersecurity , DoD , DHS , House Intelligence Committee , House Armed Services Committee , Teri Takai , Mike Rogers , Dutch Ruppersberger , Information sharing , defense industrial base , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/11/2012, 05:09am EDT

DoD finalizing rules of engagement for cyber attacks

Gen. Keith Alexander, commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, told lawmakers DoD would complete an updated version of rules of engagement for cyberspace in the next month or two. Some congressmen believe the Pentagon needs broader authorities to protect the nation from cyber attacks.

Tags: Technology , Rob Andrews , Mike Conway , Madelyn Creedon , DoD , Cyber Command , Cybersecurity , House Armed Services Committee , cyber attack , DHS , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 05:40am EDT

Hackers threaten to turn off power

Hackers might be gearing up to shut off power in your office. National Security Agency Director General Keith Alexander says the group Anonymous might have that capability in the next year or two.

Tags: NSA , Cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Anonymous , Federal Drive , hackers

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 09:15am EST

Gen. Alexander: DoD networks 'not defensible'

Gen. Keith Alexander, head of both the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, says defense networks are not defensible from cyber attacks. His plan for getting back on track includes consolidating the number of networks and data centers and moving toward cloud computing.

Tags: In Depth , Cybersecurity , NSA , Cloud computing , Francis Rose , U.S. Cyber Command , Cybersecurity Update

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 03:58pm EST

New year rings in cyberwar with China?

Officer in charge of Pentagon's joint Cyber Command says he sees a track from exploitation to disruption to destruction.

Tags: Cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive , Technology

Friday - 12/23/2011, 08:08am EST

Cyber Command completes first battle simulation

A week of simulated cyber battling took place at Nellis Air Force Base just outside Las Vegas.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , Technology , Cyber Command , DoD , Federal Drive ,

Friday - 12/02/2011, 08:47am EST
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