A US government decision to stop using security software from Kaspersky Lab is "regrettable" said the Kremlin. The Russian statement came in response to the 90-day deadline given to US federal agencies to remove the software. The US Department of Homeland Security said it was concerned about ties between company officials and the Russian intelligence
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Equifax reported the breach--likely to be one of the most devastating in history--in a statement late Thursday, explaining that cyber criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability and gained unauthorized access to personally identifiable information, including Social Security numbers, on potentially millions of Americans. The information
After careful consideration of available information and consultation with interagency partners, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke today issued a Binding Operational Directive (BOD) directing Federal Executive Branch departments and agencies to take actions related to the use or presence of information security products, solutions, and
The federal government will host the first-ever government-wide event to recruit new IT and cybersecurity talent, at a time when agencies and department are struggling to fill these positions. The General Services Administration (GSA) on Thursday announced the event, which will be held November 6-7 in Maryland. The administration is looking to recruit
Thirteen years of negotiations at the United Nations aimed at restricting cyberwarfare collapsed in June, it has emerged, due to an acrimonious dispute that pitted Russia, China and Cuba against western countries. The split among legal and military experts at the UN, along old cold war lines, has reinforced distrust at a time of mounting diplomatic
"We find ourselves at a crucial point. We are in a pre-9/11 cyber moment," said Michael Wallace, a retired energy executive who co-chairs the NIAC cyber working group. "We have the opportunity to be proactive in this limited window before our nation experiences a watershed cyber attack, and we’re calling on the administration to take bold and decisive
Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced the launch of AFwerX July 21, 2017, during her visit to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Based on a model used by Special Operations Command, AFwerX opens Air Force doors to highly innovative problem solvers with small amounts of money in ways that strip out bureaucracy. The first AFwerX location will be
Officially named the "Spaceborne Computer," the Linux-based supercomputer is designed to serve in a one year experiment conducted by NASA and HPE to find out if high performance computing hardware, with no hardware customization or modification, can survive and operate in outer space conditions for a full year - the length of time, not coincidentally, it'll
This new Unified Combatant Command will strengthen our cyberspace operations and create more opportunities to improve our Nation's defense. The elevation of United States Cyber Command demonstrates our increased resolve against cyberspace threats and will help reassure our allies and partners and deter our adversaries.
Mattis paid his first official visit to the Pentagon's Defense Innovation Experimental Unit, or DIUx, in Mountain View, California, as part of a two-day outreach tour to the U.S. technology industry intended to highlight the Pentagon's commitment to technology innovation.