For the last two years, U.S. Cyber Command ran pilot programs that focused on supporting operations in Iraq and Syria. Now, the U.S. Army is taking lessons from those experiments and applying them to tactical operations.
CS Digest Section: Cyberwarfare
The U.S. government has determined it must remain constantly engaged in cyberspace in response to the steps other countries and non-state actors are taking online.
The United States has launched a cyber campaign aimed at Russian operatives in an effort to curb misinformation ahead of the Nov. 6 congressional elections, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, in what it said was the first known such operation to protect American elections.
A new Navy policy recognizes the electromagnetic spectrum as a warfighting domain "on par with sea, land, air, space and cyber."
The United States is expected to announce in the coming days that it will use offensive and defensive cyber capabilities on behalf of NATO if asked, a senior Pentagon official said, amid concerns about Russia's increasingly assertive use of its cyber capabilities.
A "red teamer" cracked into a US Department of Defense system and rebooted it, but nobody noticed: the system suffered unexplained crashes. In another case, testers "caused a pop-up message to appear on users' terminals instructing them to insert two quarters to continue operating."
The Department of Defense cyber community knows it has a critical need for a centralized platform for cyberwarriors, so the joint community is collaborating to ensure the final system has everything everyone needs.
Cybersecurity is unique compared to most other business operations, even most IT operations. Unlike marketing or network management-both of which tackle difficult and ever-changing challenges in the business operating environment-cybersecurity pits defenders against intelligent, creative and deliberate opponents.
The Army is looking to build up and resource expeditionary cyber teams that will conduct cyber effects at the tactical edge.
Nearly a year after Russian government hackers meddled in the 2016 U.S. election, researchers at cybersecurity firm Trend Micro zeroed in on a new sign of trouble: a group of suspect websites.