05 Apr 2016

U.S. Cyber Command should be combatant command, DoD’s top cyber warrior says

“he head of U.S. Cyber Command told Congress on Tuesday that his command should be elevated to become its own unified combatant command, a move that would make it one of the most powerful institutions in the Defense Department. The idea of upgrading CYBERCOM has been discussed inside the Pentagon

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05 Apr 2016

Being “Compromise Ready” Lessens the Severity of a Breach

“On average, it took companies 69 days to discover the incidents, although detection time ranged from 0 to 400 days. The healthcare took nearly twice as long as most other industries, and the average amount of time from discovery to contain the threat across all industries was seven days. ‘Being

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05 Apr 2016

Energy sector penetrated by advanced cyber attackers 17 times according to DHS

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05 Apr 2016

Data of Nearly 50 Million Turks Allegedly Leaked Online

“Hackers have posted a database online that seems to contain the personal information of nearly 50 million Turkish citizens in what is one of the largest public leaks of its kind. The Associated Press on Monday was able to partially verify the authenticity of the leak by running 10 non-public

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05 Apr 2016

The Pentagon doesn’t know who’s in charge for responding to a massive cyber attack

“The Pentagon does not have a clear chain of command for responding to a massive cyber attack on domestic targets in the United States, according to the federal government’s principal watchdog.” Source: The Pentagon doesn’t know who’s in charge for responding to a massive cyber attack

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04 Apr 2016

Cybersecurity facility planned for Moffett Field to protect spaceflights, other NASA work

“” Source: Cybersecurity facility planned for Moffett Field to protect spaceflights, other NASA work – Linkis.com

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04 Apr 2016

FBI Says a Mysterious Hacking Group Has Had Access to US Govt Files for Years

“The feds warned that ‘a group of malicious cyber actors,’ whom security experts believe to be the government-sponsored hacking group known as APT6, ‘have compromised and stolen sensitive information from various government and commercial networks’ since at least 2011, according to an FBI alert obtained by Motherboard. The alert, which

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04 Apr 2016

DHS issues solicitation for Security Operations Center

“The contractor would be in charge of just about every cybersecurity service imaginable, including network monitoring, vulnerability assessments and intrusion analysis. The SOC’s charge includes protecting the agency’s wide area networks, Internet gateways, security devices, servers and workstations. The new contractor will have to keep the SOC fully up and

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04 Apr 2016

UK builds £40m military cyber defence centre

“The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is to spend £40m on a new Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC) in an effort to strengthen the UK’s defences against cyber threats. The new centre will be based at a the MoD facility in Corsham, Wiltshire and will be equipped with ‘state-of-the-art’ defensive cyber

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04 Apr 2016

Data Leaking ‘Surreptitious Sharing’ Vulnerability Identified in Android API

“Researchers have identified a vulnerability in an Android API used by messaging apps such as Skype and perhaps more concerning, privacy-centric apps such as Signal, and Telegram, that could lead to privilege escalation and data loss including private keys.” Source: Data Leaking ‘Surreptitious Sharing’ Vulnerability Identified in Android API | Threatpost | The first

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