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Researchers uncover sophisticated botnet aimed at possible attack inside Ukraine


As of right now, any association with a Russia source is based on only coincidental or “loose” evidence. As for Ukraine being a target, upcoming Ukraine’s holidays for May and June 2018: May 27 Sunday Orthodox Pentecost National holiday, Orthodox May 27 Sunday Cultural Workers and Folk Artists Day Observance May 27 Sunday Kiev Day… Continue reading Researchers uncover sophisticated botnet aimed at possible attack inside Ukraine

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A DC Think Tank Uses Fake Twitter Accounts And A Shady Expert To Reach The NSA, FBI, And White House


The Cybersecurity community has been discussing this heavily, all day.   </end editorial> ICIT bills itself as “America’s Cybersecurity Think Tank.” But BuzzFeed News found it’s running fake Twitter accounts and its top expert has questionable credentials. Posted on May 15, 2018, at 1:58 p.m. Craig Silverman BuzzFeed News Media Editor Earlier this year, leaders from the… Continue reading A DC Think Tank Uses Fake Twitter Accounts And A Shady Expert To Reach The NSA, FBI, And White House

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The promise and peril of active cyber defense


Article by a good and trusted friend of mine.  </end editorial> BY IRVING LACHOW, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 04/18/18 02:30 PM EDT THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL American businesses are under siege from cyber criminals and state-sponsored cyber spies. Despite the billions of dollars spent by companies… Continue reading The promise and peril of active cyber defense

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Russia likely targeted more than 21 states before 2016 election: official


BY MORGAN CHALFANT – 04/24/18 10:54 AM EDT A top Department of Homeland Security official said Tuesday that Russian hackers likely targeted more than 21 states before the 2016 election as part of a broader effort to interfere in the vote. Jeanette Manfra, the official, acknowledged that the department only had enough “visibility” to confirm activity targeting 21 states… Continue reading Russia likely targeted more than 21 states before 2016 election: official

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International Live-Fire Cyber Defence Exercise Kicked Off This Week


The largest and most complex international live-fire cyber defence exercise in the world, Locked Shields 2018, organised by NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence takes place this week.The exercise includes new critical infrastructure components and integrates the technical and strategic game, enabling participating nations to practice the entire chain of command in solving a… Continue reading International Live-Fire Cyber Defence Exercise Kicked Off This Week

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Senate confirms Trump’s pick for NSA, Cyber Command


By MARTIN MATISHAK 04/24/2018 12:51 PM EDT The Senate Tuesday quietly confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command. U.S. Army Cyber Command chief Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone was unanimously confirmed by voice vote to  serve as the “dual-hat” leader of both organizations. The two have shared a leader since… Continue reading Senate confirms Trump’s pick for NSA, Cyber Command

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NSA launches “Unfetter” cyber tool


https://www.nsa.gov/news-features/news-stories/2018/unfetter-makes-cyber-better.shtml http://www.executivegov.com/2018/04/nsa-develops-cyber-threat-intelligence-collaboration-platform-tools/ Cyber threats are real, growing, and among the biggest security challenges that public and private institutions face. The internet and connected systems are interwoven into our daily lives – and our economy would not function without them. At the same time, such dependency introduces new and evolving cyber threats, placing networks at risk.… Continue reading NSA launches “Unfetter” cyber tool