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Government Too Slow in Addressing Cyberthreat, says General Michael Hayden

- Cybertechnology stands alongside land, sea, air, and space as the newest domain, but it is also the newest category of weapon, and the government is slow in addressing its dangers, said General Michael Hayden, former head of the National Security Agency and former CIA director, speaking at a Washington, D.C., cybersecurity forum sponsored by Kaspersky Lab earlier this week.

Morning Security Brief: Cybersecurity Dangers, New Deadly Tornadoes in Oklahoma, and More

- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told reporters that he plans to address cybersecurity on his trip to Asia, three scientists were among those killed by a tornado in Oklahoma on Friday, and a government program to detect corrosion in infrastructure lacks follow-through.

Morning Brief: U.S. Weapons Systems Designs Hacked, Google Investigated, and More

- Chinese hackers breach some of the United States' most sensitive weapons systems designs, the European Commission investigates Google, and Senator John McCain makes a quiet trip to Syria to meet with rebel leaders.

Cyber Attacks: Protecting National Infrastructure, Student Edition

- Author Edward Amoroso proposes ideas for the implementation of a National In­fra­structure Protection Criteria. The proposed framework defines 10 criteria, and then identifies functions associated with each. The 10 criteria are deception, separation, diversity, commonality, depth, discretion, collection, correlation, awareness, and response.

DHS Official Discusses How Legal and Privacy Concerns Are Part of Cyber Protection Efforts

- Protecting U.S. federal civilian government networks and the U.S. critical infrastructure against cyberthreats requires an aggressive and proactive approach, but privacy and legal concerns must be part of the equation, says the DHS official in charge of one program involved in the effort.

Cybersecurity: Public Sector Threats and Responses

- Author Kim Andreasson provides an over­view of how government agencies and other public-sector groups can use the Internet without introducing unnecessary risks to their constituents.

America the Vulnerable: Inside the New Threat Matrix of Digital Espionage, Crime, and Warfare

- Author Joel Brenner discusses lessons learned from his work in government intelligence positions, and asserts that government and corporations reside in a “glass house” in terms of transparency where secrecy and security are illusions.

Cyberattacks Grow More Complex

- While cyberattacks on government targets make the headlines, cyberthieves continue their relentless assault on businesses.

Assessing U.S. Response to Cyberthreat

- U.S. government agencies must work together and partner with the private sector more closely to prevent cyberattacks by foreign agents.

Terrorism

- The White House is setting up a new interagency working group to counter online radicalization. The activities of the new group are designed to raise public awareness and give tips for staying safe online.

Morning Security Brief: China's Hackers Tracked, Turkey Raids Group that Attacked U.S. Embassy, and More

- Cyberattacks on U.S. interests traced to Chinese building associated with its army; Turkey goes after members of terrorist group responsible for attack on U.S. Embassy; civilians killed in Afghanistan declined. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Concerns about European Cybersecurity Strategy, Estonian Cybersecurity, Border Security, More

- Concerns are being raised about the European Commission's new cybersecurity strategy. Estonia is the poster child for cybersecurity. Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano says insistence that the border be secured before immigration reform is a flawed argument. A new GAO report says that the FCC was lax in security control for the Enhanced Secured Network Project.

Morning Security Brief: Unattended Weapon, ‘Smart’ TASER, 787s Grounded, and More

- Security guard leaves weapon in bathroom at middle school. The newest model of TASERS contains black box-type features. The U.S. grounds all 787s. And more.
 




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