Cyber security and procurement of cyber security systems

The intruder in your computer

By Philip Ewing on Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

The intruder in your computer

A computer virus is targeting even DoD and government computers protected by Common Access Cards.

DoD’s cyber fail-safe dilemma

By Philip Ewing on Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

DoD’s cyber fail-safe dilemma

The Pentagon says in a new report that it’s ready to launch cyber-attacks, but only if so ordered by the president.

More calls to investigate GE’s China deal

By John Reed on Monday, November 14th, 2011

More calls to investigate GE’s China deal

Another House lawmaker is calling for an official Pentagon investigation into GE’s partnership with China’s state-owned aviation company.

SASC warns about fake electronic components

By Philip Ewing on Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

SASC warns about fake electronic components

Senate lawmakers warned that thousands of fake Chinese-made components could be putting U.S. troops in danger.

Report details defense industry cyber attack

By Philip Ewing on Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Report details defense industry cyber attack

Another report details the efforts of foreign hackers to try to steal secrets from U.S. defense contractors.

WH proclaims ‘cyber-security awareness month’

By Philip Ewing on Monday, October 3rd, 2011

WH proclaims ‘cyber-security awareness month’

President Obama wants Americans to devote October to learning about and discussing cyber-security.

DoD expands cyber-protection pilot

By Philip Ewing on Monday, September 26th, 2011

DoD expands cyber-protection pilot

After months of stories about enduring cyber-intrusions, the government could be making progress.

Cry #havoc! And let slip the Tweets of war

By Philip Ewing on Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Cry #havoc! And let slip the Tweets of war

Even Twitter has become a venue for battles, of a sort, in today’s unconventional, asymmetrical high-tech conflicts.

Is a ‘cyber 9/11′ inevitable?

By Philip Ewing on Monday, September 12th, 2011

Is a ‘cyber 9/11′ inevitable?

Will government and industry officials heed the drumbeat of warnings about U.S. cyber-unpreparedness?

DoD grapples with smartphone, tablet security

By Philip Ewing on Monday, August 29th, 2011

DoD grapples with smartphone, tablet security

DoD’s network security officials want service members and workers to use the latest devices — but very carefully.

Betting on the next wave of cyber-security

By Philip Ewing on Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Betting on the next wave of cyber-security

A top computer security provider hopes it has the answer to the next big wave of cyber-security threats. Will it work?

Report: Chinese TV doc reveals cyber-mischief

By Philip Ewing on Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Report: Chinese TV doc reveals cyber-mischief

A report says China may have inadvertently offered proof of its cyber-aggressiveness even as it tried to cast blame elsewhere.

DoD: ‘Terabytes’ of data lost to cyber snooping

By Philip Ewing on Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

DoD: ‘Terabytes’ of data lost to cyber snooping

The Pentagon’s number 2 leader announced a “cyber-pilot” program in which DoD, other government agencies and contractors will joint forces on cyber-defense.

China: Hey, we’re cyber-victims too

By Philip Ewing on Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

China: Hey, we’re cyber-victims too

A report from Beijing says China endured nearly half a million cyber-attacks last year, but most of them apparently didn’t originate where you might think.

Ongoing cyber-attack didn’t target military, officials say

By Philip Ewing on Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Ongoing cyber-attack didn’t target military, officials say

DoD has acknowledged its cyber-woes, but says it doesn’t think it was a main target of the ongoing cyber attack announced this week.

DoD launches dedicated cyber-strategy website

By Philip Ewing on Monday, July 25th, 2011

DoD launches dedicated cyber-strategy website

The Pentagon wants to get all its cyber-matters into one convenient place online, but its focus still is exclusively on defense, with nary a peep about its own offensive or snooping capabilities.

Tie Future Budgets to Strategy

By John Reed on Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Tie Future Budgets to Strategy

With more rounds of defense spending cuts looming, the Pentagon must choose which roles and missions are a top priority and which ones aren’t important as it drafts future budgets; a move that will no doubt entail risk and the usual round of ‘painful choices,’ a pair of think tankers advised lawmakers and their staff today on Capitol Hill.

Do the U.S. and China need a ‘cyber détente’?

By Philip Ewing on Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Do the U.S. and China need a ‘cyber détente’?

Should the U.S. and China pursue a cyber-accord before their explorations of each other’s networks get out of hand?

Is cyber crisis the new normal?

By Philip Ewing on Friday, June 17th, 2011

Is cyber crisis the new normal?

A rash of cyber-attacks, and authorities’ apparent inability to keep up, makes it seem that network chaos might become a daily reality.

The White House website crackdown

By Philip Ewing on Monday, June 13th, 2011

The White House website crackdown

Can the vast Internet real estate taken up by DoD and the intelligence community survive the White House’s planned purge of official websites?

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