14 Jun 2018

Spending the $380 million in election security

Working to prevent situations similar to Russian involvement in the 2016 election, inspectors from the Department of Homeland Security have assessed the cybersecurity measures being taken at the state and local election systems levels. Most of the measures are standard procedures, including improved software update schedules, the training of election

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11 Jun 2018

America’s Most Powerful Supercomputer Unveiled by Energy Department

The Department of Energy’s new supercomputer is now the fastest supercomputer in the country, and possibly the entire world. In one hour, the computer can solve a problem that would take the typical PC 30 years to complete. Taking over 5 years and 280 million USD to build, the computer

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08 Jun 2018

Senate bill could allow for unilateral US responses to international cyber attacks

A recently proposed defense bill in the Senate could improve US cyber capabilities through additional funding and programs. This includes a provision to allow unilateral US responses to cyber interference without needing to ask allies beforehand.  “’The right to act in another country is a norm in counterterrorism operations,’ said

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08 Jun 2018

There will be no ‘Cyber Cuban Missile Crisis’

“Modern technology has outpaced the ability of shared familiar metaphors to describe it. Trying to tie modern threats, executed with code over a global network infrastructure that didn’t exist decades ago, to historical analogies is a perilous activity. Which is why I was perplexed to find a recent instance of

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05 Jun 2018

NATO Secretary General: Better Cyber Defense More Important than 2% of GDP Pledge

Two years ago, NATO adopted a pledge to give cyber issues greater standing in defense strategy. Now, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is emphasizing this pledge as the most important within NATO. Recently, “he told a Paris audience that the pledge isn’t getting the attention it deserves. ‘Today’s great leap

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27 Jan 2017

Defense at Hyperscale

In this top ranking talk from Black Hat 2016, Jason Healey discusses which technologies allow a defender to efficiently outpace attackers.

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