20 Jan 2022

National Security Memorandum 8 Gives NSA Director Centralized National Security Systems Portfolio

The White House announced that the President has signed National Security Memorandum (NSM) 8, “Improving the Cybersecurity of National Security, Department of Defense and Intelligence Community Systems.” The Memorandum provides the Director of the NSA, General Paul M. Nakasone, in his role as the National Manager for National Security Systems (NSS), with enhanced insight and authorities to better safeguard networks across the U.S. Government that contain classified information or are otherwise critical to military and intelligence activities.

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27 Dec 2021

Five Eyes Issue Joint Log4Shell Advisory: “Agencies Strongly Urge All Organizations Take Immediate Action to Protect their Networks”

The Five Eyes intelligence allies – government agencies in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand – issued a joint Cybersecurity advisory (CSA) days before the Christmas holiday, offering guidance for the Apache Log4j vulnerability worldwide.  Nation-states and ransomware gangs are already starting to exploit the vulnerabilities, including Log4Shell (part of the Log4j software library).

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