The NSA has a new public relations crisis on its hands — senior officials moonlighting for cybersecurity companies and even signals intelligence contractors. But is this trend related to the new NSA director’s desire to “create a more permeable membrane” between the agency and the private sector?
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday announced the president has accepted his recommendation to nominate Navy Vice Adm. Michael S. Rogers to be the next director of the National Security Agency and commander of U.S. Cyber Command.
The National Security Agency has been under constant fire since former contractor Edward Snowden leaked highly classified documents about the agency’s electronic eavesdropping programs, particularly the collection of telephone metadata belonging to millions of Americans.
A prolonged government shutdown could demoralize the federal cybersecurity, defense and intelligence workforce, forcing many experienced personnel to seek employment in the private sector and drying up the talent pool of young, technology-savvy students willing to plan a government career.
Wednesday afternoon, the National Security Agency declassified three U.S. court opinions that reveal the agency inadvertently collected 56,000 Internet communications not related to terrorism between 2008 and 2011, when it informed the court of the improper collection.
In separate speeches last week, National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey argued controversial phone and Internet-monitoring programs were part of a necessary expansive plan to defend the country from the new cyberlandscape.
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The National Defense Authorization Act, which goes to the House Rules Committee on Wednesday and Thursday, could reshape the structure and management of the U.S. Cyber Command.
Gen. Keith Alexander will receive TechAmerica’s Government Technology Executive of the Year award for his work protecting the country’s cyberspace.
A cabinet-level CISO talks about creating a federal security officers council, and audio from Gen. Keith Alexander’s speech last week before the NVTC.
Gen. Keith Alexander reiterated his view that the federal government’s network architecture is not defensible against cyber-attacks, but added it can be if rebuilt using the latest cloud-computing technologies.
The White House is expected to release a cybersecurity executive order on Wednesday, The Hill reports, according to two unnamed sources familiar with the executive order.
Cybersecurity leaders from throughout the world joined Symantec on Wednesday at the Washington Convention Center for the company’s annual government symposium to discuss ways to combat the cyber threat that endangers each person, company and government that goes online.
The Department of Defense is finalizing the most comprehensive changes to its offensive rules of engagement in cyberspace to better protect civilian networks, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said Thursday.
Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency and commander of U.S. Cyber Command, spoke Thursday at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Cybersecurity Summit in Washington, D.C.
The federal government alone cannot stop the cyber threats against the country, but instead it will take a team of federal agencies, industry partners, academia and international allies, General Keith Alexander said on Thursday.
The United States is not adequately prepared for a serious cyber attack as the country is a “three” on a scale of one to 10 when it comes to preparedness, U.S. Cyber Command Commander Keith Alexander said Thursday.
U.S. Cyber Command Commander Gen. Keith Alexander said the capability exists today for destructive cyber attacks against critical infrastructures.
White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt will retire at the end of the month to spend more time with his family and pursue teaching opportunities, the Washington Post reports.