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  • Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical...

    05/12/2017 11:26:50 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 14 replies
    THE WHITE HOUSE ^ | For Immediate Release May 11, 2017 | THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary
    Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure | whitehouse.gov https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/05/11/presidential-executive-order-strengthening-cybersecurity-federal The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release May 11, 2017 Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure | whitehouse.gov EXECUTIVE ORDER - - - - - - - STRENGTHENING THE CYBERSECURITY OF FEDERAL NETWORKS AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and to protect American innovation and values, it is hereby ordered...
  • US Officials Are Warning About A Russian Cybersecurity Company's US Government Ties - KASPERSKY LAB

    05/11/2017 1:30:35 PM PDT · by muleskinner · 24 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 5-08-2017 | Ali Watkins Sheera Frankel
    Kaspersky has denied links to the Russian government, but US officials are raising doubts.
  • NYU Accidentally Exposed Military Code-breaking Computer Project to Entire Internet

    05/11/2017 2:57:36 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    theintercept.com ^ | May 11 2017, 9:57 a.m. | Sam Biddle
    In early December 2016, Adam was doing what he’s always doing, somewhere between hobby and profession: looking for things that are on the internet that shouldn’t be. That week, he came across a server inside New York University’s famed Institute for Mathematics and Advanced Supercomputing, headed by the brilliant Chudnovsky brothers, David and Gregory. The server appeared to be an internet-connected backup drive. But instead of being filled with family photos and spreadsheets, this drive held confidential information on an advanced code-breaking machine that had never before been described in public. Dozens of documents spanning hundreds of pages detailed the...
  • Obama pardons [Ret. Gen.] James Cartwright in leak case

    01/17/2017 2:21:41 PM PST · by GIdget2004 · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/17/2017 | Katie Bo Williams
    President Obama on Tuesday pardoned retired Gen. James Cartwright, the former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff accused of lying to the FBI about his conversations with reporters regarding U.S. efforts to cripple Iran's nuclear program. Cartwright pleaded guilty in October to one felony count of making false statements during the FBI's investigation into leaks about the government's role in a highly classified operation known as Operation Olympic Games. The clandestine effort -- untaken with Israel -- deployed a computer virus known as Stuxnet that destroyed Iranian centrifuges. New York Times journalist David Sanger exposed the operation in...
  • Ex-commander: Nukes on high alert are vulnerable to error

    04/30/2015 11:39:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 30, 2015 3:36 AM EDT | Robert Burns
    A former commander of U.S. nuclear forces is leading a call for taking U.S. and Russian nuclear missiles off high alert, arguing that keeping them less ready for prompt launch would reduce the risk of miscalculation in a crisis. It also could keep a possible cyberattack from starting a nuclear war, he said, although neither Washington nor Moscow appears interested in negotiating an agreement to end the practice of keeping nuclear missiles on high alert. Retired Gen. James Cartwright said in an interview that “de-alerting” nuclear arsenals could foil cyber intruders by reducing the chance of firing a weapon in...
  • Iran’s Military Launches Increased Cyber Attacks on Obama Administration Officials

    11/05/2015 9:32:02 AM PST · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | Morgan Chalfant
    Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps has in recent weeks launched increased cyber attacks on Obama administration officials, hacking into their email and social media accounts. U.S. officials believe that the hacks are related to the recent arrest of an Iranian-American businessman in Tehran. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, has routinely conducted cyberwarfare against American government agencies for years. But the U.S. officials said there has been a surge in such attacks coinciding with the arrest last month of Siamak Namazi, an energy industry executive and business consultant who has pushed for stronger U.S.-Iranian economic and diplomatic ties. Obama administration personnel are...
  • Details emerge about new security clearance organization, processes

    09/20/2016 6:35:38 AM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 29 replies
    Federal News Radio ^ | September 19, 2016 5:30 am | Jason Miller
    In less than two weeks, the Office of Personnel Management is expected to launch the new background investigation service to help fix the mess created by a series of incidents ranging from a lack of contractor oversight to the massive data breach affecting 21.5 million current and former federal employees. Officials promise the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) will be a much different organization than its predecessor, the Federal Investigative Services. “It will have a politically appointed director, will be headquartered in D.C. and be a full member of the Performance Accountability Council, so it aligns with customers for increased...
  • Judicial Watch: New Huma Abedin Emails Reveal Additional Instances of Clinton Sending and...

    05/02/2017 4:08:47 PM PDT · by blueyon · 35 replies
    JudicialWatch ^ | 05/02/17 | Judical Watch Press Release
    ""Judicial Watch: New Huma Abedin Emails Reveal Additional Instances of Clinton Sending and Receiving Classified Emails Through Unsecure Server""" (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released 894 pages of new State Department documents, including previously unreleased email exchanges in which former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was sent additional classified information through her unsecure clintonmail.com email account by top aide Huma Abedin. The Abedin emails also include repeated instances of Clinton’s detailed daily schedules being sent to top Clinton Foundation officials at unsecured email addresses. The records were produced for Judicial Watch by the State Department from the non-state.gov email...
  • DHS Secretary John Kelly: Cyberattack more likely than military action from North Korea

    04/14/2017 9:23:48 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Apr 14, 2017, 10:56 PM | Anna Giaritelli
    Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Friday predicted North Korea is more likely to unleash a large-scale cyberattack against the U.S. than take military action. Kelly, speaking with NBC "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd, said a physical attack from the North Korean military is unlikely despite the country's warning earlier this week of a "big event" this weekend. "A kinetic threat against the United States right now I don't think is likely, but certainly a cyber threat," Kelly told Todd in a preview clip. "So we would raise various threat levels in the event that something happened and we...
  • Credibility Of Cyber Firm That Claimed Russia Hacked The DNC Comes Under Serious Question

    03/23/2017 8:47:51 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 17 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | March 23, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    Before I get to the meat of this post, we need to revisit a little history. The cyber security firm hired to inspect the DNC hack and determine who was responsible is a firm called Crowdstrike. Its conclusion that Russia was responsible was released last year, but several people began to call its analysis into question upon further inspection. Jeffrey Carr was one of the most prominent cynics, and as he noted in his December post, FBI/DHS Joint Analysis Report: A Fatally Flawed Effort:
  • France and Mexico demand answers over US spying (“deeply shocked”)

    10/21/2013 2:40:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Saudi Gazette ^ | 10/22/13
    PARIS — France and Mexico have angrily demanded prompt explanations from the United States over new spying allegations leaked by former US security contractor Edward Snowden. French daily Le Monde and German weekly Der Spiegel said in separate reports published Monday that the US National Security Agency (NSA) secretly monitored tens of millions of phone communications in France and hacked into former Mexican president Felipe Calderon’s email account. The allegations come on top of revelations already leaked by Snowden and published in June that the US had a vast, secret program called PRISM to monitor Internet users, which French prosecutors...
  • Emails expose Chelsea clashes with parents' aides, amid Clinton Foundation concerns

    10/19/2016 4:23:42 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 20 replies
    FOX News ^ | 10/18/2016 | Staff
    While the media started asking critical questions about The Clinton Foundation when Hillary Clinton launched her presidential bid last year, newly published emails show Chelsea Clinton was digging deeper into the foundation's dealings as far back as 2011. According to hacked documents released by WikiLeaks, the former first daughter discovered and shared wide-ranging allegations involving conflict-of-interest concerns, suspected internal cyber spying and other issues. In nearly four-dozen emails from October 2011 to February 2012, Chelsea Clinton’s sometimes-abrasive relationship with her father’s top confidant and other key Clinton aides is on full display.(snip) She claimed an employee witnessed Cooper loading spyware...
  • Company that will create 500 jobs opens in DeKalb (Georgia)

    03/16/2017 1:42:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | March 10, 2017 | Joshua Sharpe
    An Ireland-based cyber-security and payments industry firm has opened its Brookhaven location, which will eventually create 500 jobs for DeKalb County. Sysnet Global Solutions intends to invest $2 million with the Brookhaven center in the Perimeter Summit development. Numerous officials and community leaders were on hand for a ceremony at the site Thursday, including Brookhaven Mayor John Ernst. He’s said he’s excited to have the company in town. “Five hundred plus jobs is always a great sign of a vibrant economy,” he said in January....
  • House Staffers In Security Probe Allegedly Kept Stepmom In ‘Captivity’ To Access Offshore Cash

    03/08/2017 10:22:28 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 8, 2017 | By Luke Rosiak
    Days before U.S. Capitol Police told House members that three Pakistani brothers who ran their computer networks may have stolen congressional data, their stepmother called Fairfax County, Virginia police to say the Democratic staffers were keeping her from her husband’s deathbed. A relative described her situation as being held in captivity for months while the brothers schemed to take their father’s life insurance and other assets. The brothers — who as IT professionals for Congress could read House members’ emails — allegedly used wiretapping devices on their own stepmother and threatened to abduct loved ones in Pakistan if she didn’t...
  • Congressman: We need a National Guard for cybersecurity

    03/14/2017 6:35:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    CNN Tech ^ | March 12, 2017 | Selena Larson
    There are few people with computer science backgrounds who work in the federal government. Long hours coupled with smaller salaries make it hard to recruit techies to Washington, according to Representative Ruben Gallego. But one way to get more tech people to serve their country is to set up a cybersecurity reservist system, like a National Guard for digital security, said Gallego, a Democrat from Arizona. "We have to accept that, look, this person is not going to man a machine gun, why would we put them through bootcamp, we're never going to send them to the front line," Gallego...
  • Flashback: First FISA Request on Trump Tower Came After Clinton and AG Lynch Met Privately on Tarmac

    03/05/2017 11:31:53 AM PST · by wtd · 27 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | March 5, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    Flashback: First FISA Request on Trump Tower Came After Clinton and AG Lynch Met Privately on Tarmac Was it coincidence or an indication of things to come? The pieces to Obamagate are falling together. On June 27th of 2016, Bill Clinton met secretly with Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. A week later FBI Director James Comey laid out in a press conference the many scandalous activities taken by Hillary Clinton while she was President Obama’s Secretary of State and then he said the famous words: "Our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would...
  • *VANITY* I was hacked and I'm no longer secure on FR *VANITY*

    03/03/2017 2:32:11 AM PST · by knarf · 52 replies
    self ^ | March 3, 2017 | knarf
    A couple of months ago, my card was hacked, not my account, so I waited for a new one to re-submit my FR donation.
  • Homeland InSecurity: Former DHS Secretary & 3 Homeland Officials Pulled a Hillary Clinton

    02/15/2017 7:42:36 AM PST · by ReformedMedia · 6 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 02-14-2017 | Tim Brown
    Though former Homeland Security Secretary and "voice of the plight of Muslims" Jeh Johnson didn't set up an illegal private email server like former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did, he did use private, unsecured email to conduct official business and discuss sensitive matters, according to watchdog Judicial Watch. According to 216 pages of documents, Johnson was not the only one who used unsecured emails to conduct official business and disclose sensitive material.  Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Chief of Staff Christian Marrone, and General Counsel Stevan Bunnell were the other three employees of DHS who did the same thing....
  • White House abruptly removes chief cybersecurity officer

    02/10/2017 1:05:16 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 58 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/10/2017 | Eric Lieberman
    Cory Louie, the White House’s now former chief cybersecurity officer, was reportedly removed from his position. Louie “was forced to resign,” according to an editor at The Atlantic, who was the first to report his exit, despite initially saying that he was a member of the Secret Service. The story was apparently corroborated by ZDNet, who spoke to unnamed sources on the matter. {..snip..}
  • Trump names Rudy Giuliani as cyber security adviser

    01/12/2017 8:12:54 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 51 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 12, 2017 | Daniel Halper
    Rudy Giuliani has found his place in the Trump administration. The former New York City mayor will be advising President-elect Donald Trump on cyber security issues, the presidential transition team announced Thursday. “Mayor Rudy Giuliani will be sharing his expertise and insight as a trusted friend concerning private sector cyber security problems and emerging solutions developing in the private sector,” the Trump team said in a press release. The soon-to-be president also plans to meet with corporate executives to understand their cyber challenges — as well as those that face the US government.