NSA to establish a defense-minded division named the Cybersecurity Directorate

The National Security Agency announced today plans to establish a new defense-minded cyber-security division that will focus on defending the US against foreign cyber-threats. This new division, which will be named the Cybersecurity Directorate, will become operational on October 1, Read More …

U.S. Begins First Cyberoperation Against Russia Aimed at Protecting Elections

The United States Cyber Command is targeting individual Russian operatives to try to deter them from spreading disinformation to interfere in elections, telling them that American operatives have identified them and are tracking their work, according to officials briefed on Read More …

NSA employee pleads guilty after stolen classified data landed in Russian hands

A former National Security Agency hacker has admitted to illegally taking highly classified information from the agency’s headquarters, which was later stolen by Russian hackers. Nghia Pho, 67, a Maryland resident who worked for the NSA’s Tailored Access Operations, the Read More …

Call to Arms on Cybersecurity for Industrial Control

Since last spring, U.S. Department of Homeland Security warnings to manufacturers and infrastructure owners about industrial control systems’ vulnerabilities to cyberattack have grown increasingly dire. In October, those warnings were recast as stark realities when DHS and the FBI issued Read More …

Hacker documents show NSA tools for breaching global money transfer system

Documents and computer files released by hackers provide a blueprint for how the U.S. National Security Agency likely used weaknesses in commercially available software to gain access to the global system for transferring money between banks, a review of the Read More …