Tag: cybercrime

Featured article: Cyber Attacks The New WMD Challenge to the Interagency by Quan Hai T. Lu The President of the United States recently said that “cyber threat is one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation.” Advances in transistor design and integrated circuits have accelerated technologies exponentially. U.S. […]

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Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced the creation of the National Risk Management Center on July 31, during her keynote address at the DHS Cybersecurity Summit in New York City. According to Nielsen, the National Risk Management Center will focus on cybersecurity priorities, and will act as a sort of 911 resource for local, […]

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the creation of the Cyber-Digital Task Force on February 20. The new task force is a reflection of the Department of Justice’s commitment to confronting cyber threats, and will examine the department’s current cyber efforts as well as identify how federal law enforcement can more effectively accomplish its mission. Sessions has called […]

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Featured article: A Clear Deterrence Strategy Required for Cyber by Terrence S. Allen With the press of a button, a nation goes to war. Much of that nation’s livelihood will be destroyed with this button press. In the U.S. there is always an operator ready to hit their button, ensuring a devastating retaliatory attack. This was […]

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Earlier this month, the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) published a report that provided a cybersecurity agenda for the incoming president. The CSIS Cyber Policy Task Force began working on the new agenda in late 2014, and provides recommendations on policies, organizational improvements, and resources needed in the cyber realm. The cybersecurity agenda’s policy recommendations […]

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is working on an updated version of the National Cyber Incident Response Plan (NCIRP). The current NCIRP has not been updated for six years. The NCIRP provides a plan for the government’s response to major cyberattacks and is “a nationwide approach to cyber incidents, to talk about the important role […]

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Yesterday the Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff School (CGSS) hosted the second lecture in their new InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series. Over 65 students and faculty from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) and other area universities attended the lecture. Special Agent Christopher J. Lamb, Ph.D., […]

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Several U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies are investigating possible cyber-attacks aimed at November’s presidential election. While the agencies do not have conclusive proof that Russia is involved in a specific plot, officials from the FBI, CIA, National Security Agency (NSA), and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are concerned. One official said that “even the hint of […]

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On November 30, the House of Representative passed H.R. 3490, the Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act. The bill was originally introduced in September of this year by Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) befor being referred to the Committees on the Judiciary and Homeland Security. The bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002, […]

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