Pentagon Adds New Cybersecurity Teams

By Robert Vamosi | 3/13/13 2:30 AM

The Pentagon will create up to 13 offensive cybersecurity teams by the end of 2015, General Keith Alexander told Congress on Tuesday

As both the director of the National Security Agency and as head of the fledgling Cyber Command, Alexander warned that budget cuts could undermine this goal. He also supported President Obama's Executive Order and asked Congress to pass legislation encouraging the sharing of data between government and private business. Of most concern is the financial sector, with the critical systems used in energy a close second.

Read More >

NSA's General Keith Alexander Addresses DefCon

By Robert Vamosi | 7/31/12 3:16 AM

A few years ago having the Director of the NSA attend the largest hacker conference in the world would have been unthinkable. But a lot has changed in the world (and cyberspace) in the intervening years.

Read More >

Gen. Alexander: Cybercrime is 'the greatest transfer of wealth in history'

By Robert Vamosi | 7/11/12 1:48 AM

In an address before the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) last Monday, the Director of the National Security Agency (NSA) U.S Army General Keith Alexander said cybercrime is "the greatest transfer of wealth in history," referring to the relative ease in which criminals can loot a victim's account through online practices.

Read More >

Cyber Command Elevated to Combat Status

By Robert Vamosi | 5/2/12 5:53 AM

There's a push within the Pentagon to make the two-year old Cyber Command a full Combatant Command status program, giving it direct access to the Joint Chiefs Of Staff and the Defense Secretary.

Read More >