Archive for July, 2011

New Leader for US-CERT, New Wrist-Slap for DoD

Tuesday, July 26, 2011 | 5:22 PM 1 comment

As temperatures continue to rise in Washington this week, some have already had their fair share of the heat and are headed for the door.

Included among the list of departures, Randy Vickers, director of the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), resigned from his post suddenly Friday, leaving behind a series of questions and speculation as to what prompted his unexpected exit. Read more…


Pentagon Reveals New Cyber Strategy

Friday, July 15, 2011 | 12:05 PM 1 comment

The Pentagon on Thursday unveiled its much-anticipated plans for how it intends to move forward with military, intelligence and business operations in the ever-evolving realm of cyberspace.

Releasing its unclassified report, “Department of Defense Strategy for Operating in Cyberspace,” the Pentagon offered up of five key strategies it intends to focus on in order to crack down on cyber vulnerabilities, risks and threats posed on the US and its systems.

“It is critical to strengthen our cyber capabilities to address the cyber threats we’re facing,” said Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta in a statement.  “I view this as an area in which we’re going to confront increasing threats in the future and think we have to be better prepared to deal with the growing cyber challenges that will face the nation.”
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