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Hiring cyber pros at DoD: Alexander's plan

DoD will hire 1,000 cybersecurity workers a year across all the services over the next few years to build their cyber force.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , technology , defense , DoD , Keith Alexander , House Armed Services Committee

Monday - 09/27/2010, 06:45pm EDT
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Who can shut down the Internet?

In the case of a cybersecurity attack, who --if anybody -- should have the power to shut down the Internet. DorobekINSIDER talks with David Silverberg, editor of Homeland Security Today, about who should have the keys to the Internet.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , Dorobek Insider , Internet , David Silverberg , Homeland Security Today

Monday - 09/27/2010, 04:21pm EDT
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Cyberwarfare now the norm, says NATO

"It's no exaggeration to say that cyber attacks have become a new form of permanent, low-level warfare," says NATO's Secretary General.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , NATO , cyberwarfare

Monday - 09/27/2010, 09:30am EDT

Hayden: US should be able to shut Internet

Former CIA Director Michael Hayden would like to see the Oval Office have the authority to shut down the Internet.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , Michael Hayden

Monday - 09/27/2010, 08:30am EDT

Federal experts on the trail of the Stuxnet virus

DHS's Sean McGurk and other cybersecurity experts are trying to protect agency networks against one of the most dangerous viruses ever developed. Stuxnet exploits a vulnerability in Siemens industrial equipment control software and hardware and may be the product of a nation bent on sabotage.

Tags: technology , DHS , National Cybersecurity and Communications Integrat , NCCIC , Sean McGurk , Stuxnet , malware , Microsoft , Symantec , Ralph Lagner , Max Cacas

Monday - 09/27/2010, 07:12am EDT
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White House reviewing possible changes to cyber laws

Administration's working group also is looking at policies and regulations that need to be updated. DoD calls on Congressional support when the White House submits its package of legislative changes. Meanwhile, DHS has released a draft of the National Cyber Incident Response Plan.

Tags: Keith Alexander , Howard Schmidt , technology , management , White House , DHS , FBI , DoD , National Cyber Incident Response Plan , House Armed Services Committee

Friday - 09/24/2010, 05:00pm EDT

Cyber smart bomb fired at Iranian nuke plant

Cyber security experts are studying a scary new weapon: a software smart bomb.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , Stuxnet , Iran , worm ,

Friday - 09/24/2010, 09:30am EDT

Workforce is DoD's biggest cyber challenge

The Defense Department and its services plan to hire a total of 1,000 cyber professionals each year over the next three years, Gen. Keith Alexander tells a House committee. Alexander said getting the right people in place to move the DoD Cyber Command into an operational stage is among his highest priorities. DoD and the services must look at how best to retain these professionals once they work for the military.

Tags: technology , management , Keith Alexander , Barry McCoullough , George Flynn , DoD , Navy , Marines , House Armed Services Committee , workforce , Jason Miller

Friday - 09/24/2010, 07:14am EDT
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DoD faces challenges in staffing cyber command

The Defense Department's cyber command will become fully operational on October 1. Federal News Radio's Jason Miller joined DorobekINSIDER with details about how General Alexander believes DoD can overcome the lack of qualified cyber employees.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Keith Alexander , Cyber Command , Jason Miller , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 09/23/2010, 04:30pm EDT
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Boeing to offer cybersecurity to Japan

Touching on the Japan's need to improve preparedness to deal with cyber attacks, Boeing says that the ministry is placing more emphasis on cyber security.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , Boeing , contracting , Japan

Thursday - 09/23/2010, 09:30am EDT
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