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Why the NSA Can’t Be Trusted to Run Cybersecurity Programs

August 01, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Senators John McCain and Kay Bailey Hutchison have proposed amendments that would hand the reins of our nation’s cybersecurity systems to the NSA. The agency's dark history, flouting of domestic law, and resistance to transparency makes it clear that the nation's cybersecurity should not be in its hands...

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Defcon Grows Up and Gets Recruited as an Asset

July 31, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

With the advent of Anonymous and Stuxnet and the nascent idea of the internet becoming a “digital nation state” we all have to be mindful that while the technologies out there are a commodity, so too are we in the great game of cold war intelligence and cyber war. We are the commodity that makes the new exploit...

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NSA Seeks Solutions for Secure Mobile Capabilities

July 23, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“First and foremost, our whole strategy from a classified mobility perspective is very much focused on commercial solutions for classified [communications]... It’s our intent that we would deliver, end-to-end, a solution that is reliant on all commercial components and we believe we can do that...”

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NSA Chief: Cyber Presents Opportunities and Challenges

July 11, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“If the critical infrastructure community is being attacked by something, we need them to tell us at network speed... It requires them - the Internet service provider or that company - to tell us that that type of event is going on at this time. And it has to be at network speed if you’re going to stop it...”

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Obama Administration Won't Discuss NSA Email Surveillance

July 10, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

A few members of Congress have been trying to get the Obama administration to answer a question: How many Americans’ phone calls or emails have been and are being collected without a warrant under the FISA Amendments Act of 2008? Unfortunately, no one else in the government seems to want that question answered...

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Microsoft, the CIA and NSA Collude to Take Over the Internet

June 20, 2012 Added by:J. Oquendo

The CIA, NSA and Microsoft created a completely separate operating system somewhere in the Beltway. Microsoft decided to give the agencies the specific code to make the rogue changes. Microsoft allowed the rogue system to be placed inside of their network and only allow a specific country to be infected...

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NSA's National Centers of Academic Excellence Announced

June 15, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Program graduates often develop into cyber experts who help to protect national-security information systems, commercial networks, and critical information infrastructure in both the private and public sectors – meeting the increasingly urgent needs of the U.S. government, industry, and academia...

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Cloud Insecurity? NSA Chief Keith Alexander Thinks Not

June 14, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“If you’re moving information into the cloud, it just seems to me that all kinds of nasty activity could go on in there. I would take a Missouri approach and say, ‘prove it to me, show it to me,’ how it’s more secure,” said former director of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance for the Air Force...

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NSA Announces New Program for Careers in Cyber Ops

May 23, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Many of the nation's colleges and universities offer courses or promote projects in cybersecurity. NSA's new program differs in that it integrates the relevant academic disciplines, with a focus on technology and the techniques associated with specialized cyber operations...

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Cyber Warriors Shine in NSA Competition

May 01, 2012 Added by:Headlines

During the competition, NSA network specialists and military network experts formed the red cell team that challenged cadet blue cell teams to defend a closed-computer network that the cadets designed, built and configured at their respective academies...

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Cybersecurity Legislation Needed to Prevent Inevitable Attack

April 28, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

U.S. networks would be much stronger if companies enforced standard security procedures. My question is why hasn’t critical infrastructure entities already implemented it? And why would we need more legislation passed to force them to do it, when it should already be done?

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Air Force Wins NSA's 12th Annual Test of Cyber Defense

April 25, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The cybersecurity skills and ingenuity of students from the U.S. service academies, the Air Force Institute of Technology, and the Royal Military College of Canada were put to the test by the National Security Agency's top information assurance professionals...

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Iranian Double Agents Planted Stuxnet in Nuclear Facilities

April 17, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

“Using a person on the ground would greatly increase the probability of computer infection, as opposed to passively waiting for the software to spread through the computer facility. 'Iranian double agents' would have helped to target the most vulnerable spots in the system...”

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An Anatomy of US Cyber Command

April 10, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

When you think of USCYBERCOM, the Air Force comes to mind immediately. Since the beginning, the Air Force has been a driving force behind US Cyber War. But there is another group that is more responsible for the creation of USCYBERCOM and actually forms the Command’s backbone...

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DOD Needs Industry’s Help to Battle Cyber Attacks

March 29, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“Today, we’re in the forensics mode. We need to see the attack. If we can’t see the attack, we can’t stop it. We have to have the ability to work with industry - our partners - so that when they are attacked, they can share that with us immediately,” said Gen. Keith Alexander...

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NSA Denies Warrantless Wiretaps Despite Evidence

March 27, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The NSA claims it only has access to emails and phone calls of non-U.S. citizens overseas, but many previous reports that the program targets US based email records. In the 11 years since 9/11, Binney estimates 15 to 20 trillion transactions have been collected and stored by the NSA...

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