This is the third and final post on some observations from the 2008 Synergy conference (co-hosted by Stratcom). The day opened up with a great update on operational intelligence in the modern age, with Mr. John J Powers of the Defense Intelligence Operations Coordination Center (DIOCC) providing a first hand look at the DIOCC, its mission, and recent successes. The question … [Read more...] about Day Three of the Synergy Conference
I just read an article that seems designed to keep spreading FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt) about the US government and the NSA. The article is titled "Control of Cybersecurity Becomes Divisive Issue ". It starts with an assertion stated as if it were a fact that says "The National Security Agency has been campaigning to lead the government's rapidly growing cybersecurity … [Read more...] about My Opinion: NYT wants cyber security to be a divisive issue.
The Wall Street Journal just ran an article titled: "New Military Command to Focus on Cybersecurity." In it they indicate "current and former officials familiar with the plans" say a new military command will be established to coordinate the defense of Pentagon computer networks and improve US offensive capabilities in cyberwar. WSJ also reports that Defense Secretary Gates … [Read more...] about New Command to Focus on Cybersecurity for DoD and IC
There is so much FUD on cyber security issues these days, it is actually rare to read a well grounded, well researched article on the topic. If you would like to see one that I think captures the situation please see Shane Harris's just written National Journal Magazine article titled "The Cyber Defense Perimeter." His sources include Robert Lentz, the deputy assitant … [Read more...] about The Cyber Defense Perimeter: Good report by Shane Harris
Editor note: Jim Youker of BAE Systems first published this piece in the Geospatial Intelligence Forum, it it is being republished here with the author's permission. Executive Summary The Geospatial tradecraft has benefited from the development of tactics, techniques and procedures (TTP) that have played a major role in combating terrorism in the 21st century. These TTPs have … [Read more...] about Geospatial TTPs Contribute To Cyber Security
Last week, General Alexander (director of NSA and commander, USCYBERCOM) spoke at the RSA conference in San Francisco. He pointed out the the explosion of technology over the past 10 years. That users went from an average of 250MB of personal files, to over 128GB. The fact that 70% of Americans online are on Facebook - that 600M users worldwide are as well. This, mixed with the … [Read more...] about A look at General Alexander's RSA Speech
Vance Hitch, Department of Justice's CIO, recently sat down with FedScoop and discussed his cybersecurity efforts. DoJ has a phased approach to cybersecurity. Included in these issues needed to be addressed are data loss prevention and insider threats. The results are some great context in video. Mr Hitch was also kind enough to add some words on cloud adoption. As a large … [Read more...] about A few minutes with Justice's CIO, Vance Hitch