Items Tagged with "Government"
August 22, 2012 Added by:Headlines
The event brought together state Chief Information Security Officers and other cyber security professionals from the nation's state, local and territorial governments, along with representatives from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and industry experts for briefings on current cyber threats...
Offensive cyber attacks benefit from their lack of structure and diversity of attack vectors. Cyber militias can be assigned a target and given the ability to choose their methods based on their capabilities. The absence of formal rules of engagement allows the cyber militia to exercise creativity and innovation...
August 21, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin
A group such as this, extra-legal as they seem to be and rather deliberately evasive using the rubric of “secrecy” as their cloak should set all of your spidey senses off. At best they are a group of people seeking to do good, but in fact may be doing ill by carrying out poor OSINT...
August 15, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
FinFisher is a powerful cyber espionage agent developed by the Gamma Group that is able to secretly spy on a target's computers, intercepting communications, recording every keystroke and taking complete control of the host. The spyware was developed for law enforcement and government use...
August 15, 2012 Added by:Richard Stiennon
The trade of conventional weapons is a multi-billion dollar industry. But when it comes to cyber weapons, developed nations have yet to place limits on what kind of offensive software can be sold. It becomes a necessity to begin some kind of international regulatory system for cyber weapons and the prerequisite expertise...
August 13, 2012 Added by:Robert M. Lee
Stuxnet showed that a nation-state was capable and willing to use an advanced cyber weapon against an adversary. With the world believing that the United States is responsible, the nation now has the highest level of credibility for willingness and capability to develop and use a cyber weapon. That is a strong deterrent...
August 08, 2012
The federal government collects and uses personal information on individuals in increasingly sophisticated ways. While this enables federal agencies to carry out critical functions, the existing laws for protecting individuals’ personal information may no longer be sufficient given current practices...
August 08, 2012 Added by:Headlines
"In today's world where cyber has become a strategy in war, America's Counties are key players in homeland security; commissioners, supervisors, and local policy makers have to become educated on this issue and be ready to protect our citizens from breaches of confidentiality and more..."
August 07, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
The FBI wants to be able to search and identify people in photos of crowds and in pictures posted on social media sites—even if the people in those photos haven’t been arrested for or even suspected of a crime. The FBI may also want to incorporate those crowd or social media photos into its face recognition database...
August 06, 2012 Added by:Headlines
The defendant took classified documents from the U.S. Army without authorization. While assigned to an intelligence group in the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army at Al Taqqadam Air Base, he downloaded a classified electronic document and took hard copies of several other classified documents...
August 02, 2012 Added by:Bill Mathews
General Alexander says that private sector, hackers, exploit developers, etc. need to share information and tools in order to help protect the US. Is the NSA being nefarious and wanting to spy on hackers, or are they legitimately seeking help for a problem that will only continue to grow in the future?
August 02, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin
One must know the technology and the problems with it before using it cognizantly. This unfortunately is not the case in what is being advocated by Quinn Norton on Wired with regard to Cryptocat. Specifically where she makes declamations about overthrowing governments with things like untested crypto schemes...
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...
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...
July 31, 2012
Former White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt offers his opinions on the issues surrounding the strengthening of the relationship between government and the private sector, as well as the urgent need for the passage of effective cybersecurity legislation...
July 28, 2012 Added by:Kevin L. Jackson
The objective of this RFI is to learn more about how government can further leverage the key characteristics and advantages of cloud computing to save money and increase IT efficiencies. CSB's are one concept that GSA is exploring and this RFI contains questions specific to cloud brokerages...