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Biden nominates Haugh as CYBERCOM deputy
Lt. Gen. Timothy Haugh is also considered a potential successor to Gen. Paul Nakasone, the current commander of U.S. Cyber Command and the director of the National Security Agency.
Finland wins NATO cyber defense competition
The multi-day event is typically conducted under intense conditions, simulating a spreading crisis that ropes in the military and civilian worlds and the public and private sectors.
Cyberattacks don’t win wars
One of the key lessons from the Russian invasion of Ukraine for other militaries is to not abandon land-maneuvering capabilities in favor of investing too much in technology. Both abilities are needed, but not at the expense of one or the other.
The US Navy had cybersecurity wrong. Expect change.
“We have 15 years of track record that proves that the current approach to cybersecurity, driven by a checklist mentality, is wrong,” says Aaron Weis, the service's chief information officer. “It doesn’t work.”
Proposed US Army budget funds third Multi-Domain Task Force
“One of our new formations that we’re developing is called the Multi-Domain Task Force,” Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth said March 30. “It is designed to be able to bring together not just the traditional kinetic effects, but also to be able to leverage information, cyber and space.”
US government clients unaffected by Viasat cyberattack
"The investigation into the recent cyber event on the KA-SAT European network continues in partnership with law enforcement, government partners and Viasat’s third-party cybersecurity firm," Viasat said in a statement March 11. "We currently believe this was a deliberate, isolated and external cyber event."
Blue, yellow and gray zone: The cyber factor in Ukraine
Russia's combined air, land and sea assault on Ukraine was preceded by waves of cyberattacks, the sort of gray-zone meddling analysts and defense officials had foreseen. Websites were hamstrung. Malware coursed through computers. Communications were hampered. But the efforts were not crippling.
Why has Russia’s emerging tech had so little impact on its invasion of Ukraine?
There is still a possibility that the Kremlin will begin to leverage more advanced technologies in the future. Russia’s military already possess these capabilities, ranging from unmanned ground vehicles previously used in Syria to tactical and loitering UAVs which will arm Russian commanders with clearer battlefield situational awareness and hypersonic missiles.
Washington must do more to support companies facing Russian hackers
Moscow has repeatedly demonstrated that its hackers — which include military and intelligence cyber units as well as “independent” proxies — have the capability to inflict untold damages on the infrastructure and companies the global economy depends upon.
US Navy memo warns of cyber risks amid global tensions
Hackers have exploited mistakes on Navy and private, at-home networks by stealing or guessing passwords and other credentials, furtively installing malware, and posing as service members or veterans to pry information out of people.
Ukraine pelted with cyberattacks ahead of Russian assault
The sites for Ukraine’s defense, foreign affairs and interior ministries, among others, were knocked offline Feb. 23, as Russian forces moved in and explosions were reported around the country — including near the capital, Kyiv.
European Union cyber defense team deploys to aid Ukraine
On Feb. 22, officials were still assessing a Ukrainian defense scenario in which the team would operate, including “on-site and remote support,” a defense official at the Lithuanian Embassy in Washington told Defense News.
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