02 Aug 2018

The way you swipe your phone can be used to track you

A group of Australian researchers published a paper on how swipes, taps, key strokes, and handwriting on touch screen devices can be used to identify individuals. “While regular tracking tracks virtual identities such as online profiles, touch-based tracking has the potential to track and identify the actual (physical) person operating

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26 Jul 2018

Congress wants DoD to hold a national cyber response exercise

Although it has not included a deadline, Congress has proposed high-level exercise led by the DoD in cooperation with the DHS and FBI to prepare civilian agencies to respond to attacks on critical infrastructure. Responding to lawmakers’ claims that the DoD has not adequately prepared, DOD’s CYBERCOM has emphasized that

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25 Jul 2018

The military wants to help secure the midterm elections

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has offered to assist in the securing of the U.S.’s election systems for the upcoming midterm elections in November, according to a tweet from a U.S. senator on the Armed Services Committee. A Pentagon spokesperson has also announced that the DoD continues

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12 Jul 2018

Details on an Air Force drone? $200 on the dark web

The appearance of sensitive documents detailing UAV plans and a variety of army manuals have highlighted ongoing cyber-related difficulties within the U.S. military. The plans were accessed through a router vulnerability that had been disclosed two years previously, through the computer of a Air Force captain would have completed a

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03 Jul 2018

DoD still learning how to supply intel for cyber ops

While Cyber has been a recognized warfare domain for almost ten years, the U.S. is still working to improve information sharing relationships between traditional intelligence entities and cyber operations groups. The problem has been named an “item of special interest” for the DoD and efforts are currently under way to

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22 Jun 2018

Pentagon radiofrequency technology dominance outflanked by China and Russia

The Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs has highlighted the need for the Pentagon to pursue new communications and command-and-control systems technologies. Having assumed that its existing paradigm could maintain complete dominance over the electromagnetic spectrum into the future, advances in Chinese and Russian frequency manipulation technology have “changed the

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19 Jun 2018

Trump issues executive order to create space force

President Trump signed an executive order on Monday that directed the Pentagon to create a “Space Force.” While the President and the Pentagon are able to research, recommend, and establish working groups for the creation of a new military branch, experts have noted that the ultimate approval must still go

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31 May 2018

Pentagon Lacking Accurate Property Inventory

While progress has been made towards updating inventory systems, the Defense Department is still unable to provide Congress with a sufficiently specific inventory to allow for a “practical analysis of where cost-saving cuts may be made,” according to a recent Government Accountability Office report. This inability is one of the leading

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22 Jul 2011

Open Source Exploitation: A Guide For Intelligence Analysts

This manual describes the basic concepts and devices used to exploit open sources of information. It presents an introduction to the subject and covers the most common tools and techniques. This manual also provides an understanding of the importance of effective dissemination of open source information. It concludes with a

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20 Jul 2011

DoD Antiterrorism Handbook

This Handbook is reissued under the authority of DoD Directive 2000.12, “DoD Antiterrorism (AT) Program,” August 18, 2003 (reference (a)). It provides procedures and recommendations for reducing the risk and vulnerability of DoD personnel, their family members, facilities, and assets from acts of terrorism. DOD Anti-terrorism Handbook

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