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Obama Budget Eyes Boost to Cybersecurity Funds

By Andrea Shalal-Esa

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The budget proposed by President Barack Obama includes funding aimed at improving the security of U.S. private and public computer networks.

“The threat to federal information technology networks is real, serious and growing,” said an outline of the budget proposal for fiscal 2010 that begins October 1 and released by the Obama administration on Thursday.

The document called for $355 million in funding for the Department of Homeland Security to make private and public sector cyber infrastructure more resilient and secure.

The money would help support the operations of the National Cyber Security Division, as well as initiatives under the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative, according to the document.

In addition, the administration said it would put “substantial” funding for cybersecurity efforts into the national intelligence program, but gave no details since that funding is kept secret.

That money would be used for “an integrated and holistic approach to address current cybersecurity threats, anticipate future threats, and continue innovative public-private partnerships,” it said.


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"The nature of conflict is changing. The risk of conflict will increase due to diverging interests among major powers, an expanding terror threat, continued instability in weak states, and the spread of lethal, disruptive technologies. Disrupting societies will become more common, with long-range precision weapons, cyber, and robotic systems to target infrastructure from afar, and more accessible technology to create weapons of mass destruction."
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A World at War

The World is at War. It is a world war that is being fought right now, in real time, virtually everywhere on the planet. It is a world war that is, perhaps, more encompassing and global in nature than any other world war in history because, not only is it being fought by nations and their governments, it is also being fought by non-state actors such as terrorists, organized crime, unorganized crime, and many other known and unknown entities. It is a total world war being fought every day on the hidden and dark battle fields of the cyber domain. It is a war that, according to some intelligence estimates, has the potential to be as nearly as serious and as deadly as a nuclear war... [MORE]




Author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Against All Enemies, former presidential advisor and counter-terrorism expert Richard A. Clarke sounds a timely and chilling warning about America’s vulnerability in a terrifying new international conflict—Cyber War! Every concerned American should read this startling and explosive book that offers an insider’s view of White House ‘Situation Room’ operations and carries the reader to the frontlines of our cyber defense. Cyber War exposes a virulent threat to our nation’s security. This is no X-Files fantasy or conspiracy theory madness—this is real... [MORE]


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Hackers are always pushing the boundaries, investigating the unknown, and evolving their art. Even if you don't already know how to program, Hacking: The Art of Exploitation, 2nd Edition will give you a complete picture of programming, machine architecture, network communications, and existing hacking techniques. Combine this knowledge with the included Linux environment, and all you need is your own creativity... [MORE]


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  • 2018/03/14 Making Gray-Zone Activity more Black and White March 14, 2018
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  • 2018/03/01 Slowing Biological Time to Extend the Golden Hour for Lifesaving Treatment March 1, 2018
    When a Service member suffers a traumatic injury or acute infection, the time from event to first medical treatment is usually the single most significant factor in determining the outcome between saving a life or not. First responders must act as quickly as possible, first to ensure a patient's sheer survival and then to prevent permanent disability. T […]
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  • Atlanta officials warn cyber attack may compromise sensitive data - MyAJC March 22, 2018
    MyAJCAtlanta officials warn cyber attack may compromise sensitive dataMyAJCCity of Atlanta officials are struggling to determine how much sensitive information may have been compromised in a Thursday cyber attack. They urged employees to check their bank accounts to make sure their financial information had not been accessed ...Cyber attack hits Atlanta comp […]
  • Senators introduced revised version of election cyber bill - The Hill March 22, 2018
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  • Mitigating Personal Cyber Risk - CSO Online March 22, 2018
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  • 5 universities partner to combat cyber security threats - NTV March 23, 2018
    NTV5 universities partner to combat cyber security threatsNTVIndiana University, Northwestern University, Purdue University, Rutgers University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln announced on Wednesday the launch of OmniSO, a sector-based cyber security operations center that provides cyber intelligence to ...and more »
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  • Why the U.S. Should Switch from Cyber-Deterrence to Playing ... - Foreign Affairs March 22, 2018
    Foreign AffairsWhy the U.S. Should Switch from Cyber-Deterrence to Playing ...Foreign AffairsIn cyberwarfare, Washington should recognize that the best defense is a good offense.Diplomats, 'Net greybeards work to disarm USA, China and Russia's ...The Registerall 2 news articles »
  • Panel Calls for Tougher Response to Russian Cyber Tampering - USNI News March 20, 2018
    USNI NewsPanel Calls for Tougher Response to Russian Cyber TamperingUSNI NewsThe United States, its allies and partners need to make clear to President Vladimir Putin and those who support them there is a price to pay for tampering in other nations' political and social affairs and their harboring cyber criminals inside Russia ...and more »


RSS Cyber War News (Bing)

  • Looking for a New Gig? How About Cyber Crime Spy School? March 22, 2018
    Graduates of the University of Southern California's computer and digital forensics degree program have nabbed jobs in cyber threat intelligence at Sony Pictures, incident response at Cylance, cyber intel at Lockheed Martin, and other covert or highly ...
  • US anti-terror training abroad includes K-9, cyber security March 20, 2018
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  • U.S. spending bill to boost border and cyber security: source March 21, 2018
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress’ massive federal government spending deal includes $1.6 billion in new border security and millions of dollars in additional funding for the FBI and states to secure upcoming U.S. elections and fight Russian hacking, a ...
  • Bridging the cyber skills gap with automation March 22, 2018
    As we know all too well, cybersecurity is a field suffering from a staggering talent shortage. In fact, the Capgemini Digital Transformation Institute recently issued a report titled, “Cybersecurity Talent: The Big Gap in Cyber Protection,” which found ...
  • Senators introduced revised version of election cyber bill March 22, 2018
    A bipartisan group of senators on Thursday unveiled revised legislation to secure U.S. voting systems from cyberattack. The bill, originally introduced in December, retains its original tenets, including authorizing grants for states to replace outdated ...
  • U.S. spending bill to provide $380 million for election cyber security: sources March 22, 2018
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawmakers have included nearly $400 million in a massive federal government spending bill to help safeguard U.S. voting systems from cyber attacks, three sources familiar with negotiations said on Wednesday. The spending package ...
  • Learn details of the cyber security market is valued at USD 136 billion as on 2017 March 22, 2018
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  • Dave Wajsgras: Under the radar, reimagining cyber March 22, 2018
    Raytheon is best known as a defense contractor. In the federal IT space, however, the firm has a low profile that belies its massive role. Dave Wajsgras is working to change that. “We’re known as the largest missile maker in the world,” he told FCW.
  • XM Cyber Launches Automated APT Simulation Platform to Detect Threats March 20, 2018
    The startup led by veterans of Israel's intelligence community emerges from stealth with a cyber-security platform that aims to detect advanced persistent threats. The best hackers are able to stay hidden in a system, looking like legitimate users, and it ...
  • West Virginia National Guard diversifies labor force with cyber initiatives March 22, 2018
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