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Kill the CAC? Why some people really want the military’s ID cards to go away
“I hope Lt. Gen. Skinner succeeds in killing it, but I won’t hold my breath.”
‘I want to kill the CAC’ — Pentagon official says it’s time to ditch the military’s longtime ID card
"I want to kill the CAC as the primary authentication mechanism for the department."
Air Force software is so bad the guy in charge of it all is about to quit
"At this point, I am just tired of continuously chasing support and money to do my job."
How ‘Live Free or Die Hard’ revealed an actual problem with the F-35
"I was really struck by the fact that they predicted the F-35 getting hacked."
The military keeps growing their cybersecurity program. Here’s how you can get involved
The downside of our highly convenient digital world is the constant threat of data thieves. With cyber attacks always imminent, the U.S. military is continuously evolving and adapting to ensure that cybersecurity is a priority to keep both our service members and civilians as safe as possible.
US accuses China-linked hackers of stealing COVID-19 vaccine research
Coronavirus-related research and data have emerged as a key intelligence priority for hackers of all stripe
Jeff and Tina would be rolling in their graves over a new report on DoD’s cybersecurity efforts
The military hasn’t fully implemented those programs, GAO found, and DoD isn’t keeping good track of its efforts overall. That’s a problem, because cybersecurity is a group effort.
Here’s what the government’s new doomsday plan for cyberwar looks like
A government report published on Wednesday outlines a cyberwar doomsday plan and recommends Washington make sweeping changes to address other cybersecurity challenges facing the country.
DoD agency suffers data breach, potentially compromising Social Security numbers
The Defense Information Systems Agency, an arm of the U.S. Department of Defense that handles secure communications and IT for the president and others, confirmed that it experienced a data breach in the middle of 2019. The agency has revealed little about the incident.
Russian military hackers reportedly tried to steal emails from the Ukrainian energy company at the center of US impeachment scandal
The same hacking group, known as "Fancy Bear" by cybersecurity researchers, breached the Democratic National Committee in 2016
The White House may get hacked again because so many cybersecurity officials have resigned, according to an internal memo
"I foresee the White House is posturing itself to be electronically compromised once again," wrote Dimitrios Vastakis, a branch chief of the White House computer network defense unit, in the October 17 memo
US carried out secret cyber strike on Iran in wake of Saudi oil attack, officials say
The United States carried out a secret cyber operation against Iran in the wake of the Sept. 14 attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities, which Washington and Riyadh blame on Tehran, two U.S. officials said
Don’t let foreign adversaries turn Facebook against us
Vietnam vets are part of the age group that's growing fastest on Facebook and that's most likely to vote, making them an efficient target for our enemies
Hackers could have breached US bioterrorism defenses for years, records show. We’ll never know if they did
The Department of Homeland Security stored sensitive data from the nation's bioterrorism defense program on an insecure website where it was vulnerable to attacks by hackers for over a decade, according to government documents reviewed by The Los Angeles Times
Pentagon workers bought thousands of Chinese-made electronics vulnerable to hacks and spying
Defense Department employees have procured thousands of printers, cameras and computers that carry known cybersecurity risks, and the practice may be continuing, according to an audit released Tuesday by the Pentagon's inspector general
Japan’s Cybersecurity Chief Has Never Used A Computer
The Japanese minister tasked with maintaining the government's cybersecurity capabilities has reportedly never used a computer before in his adult...
The AI Column: How To Practice Safe Cyber
Defense Secretary James Mattis announced last month that his department would be standing up a new task force to make...
Veterans Have More Cybersecurity Skills Than They Know
When seeking jobs outside the military, many veterans look for ways to translate their military training into civilian terms. Lt....
A Porn-Watching Employee Got Government Networks Infected With Russian Malware
A porn-watching employee at the U.S. Geological Survey got government networks infected with Russian malware, according to an Inspector General...
DoD Wants More Hackers To (Legally) Break Into Its Websites
The Department of Defense is expanding its “Hack the Pentagon” program by awarding contracts to Silicon Valley firms BugCrowd, HackerOne,...
South Carolina Inmates Allegedly Posed As Underage Girls To Blackmail Soldiers On Dating Apps
South Carolina inmates are reportedly using a dating app and the threat of an underage porn charge to catfish and...
The Pentagon’s Travel Records Were Hacked, Possibly Affecting 30,000 Personnel
Hackers recently breached Pentagon travel records and nabbed personal information and credit card data, perhaps on as many as 30,000...
‘We Have No Way Of Addressing This’: Ex-NSA Scientist Reacts To China Sneaking Microchips Into DoD Servers
After an explosive Bloomberg report revealed that China was surreptitiously inserting small microchips into servers that later ended up being...
The AI Column: Why Marine Corps Commandant Gen Neller Really Needs to Read ‘LikeWar’
While critics might scoff at the notion of social media as a vital national security issue, LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social...