January 24, 2021

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US Finds Russia ‘Likely’ Behind Cyberhack

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The entire US intelligence committee confirms the massive cyber-attack on the US ‘likely’ came from Russia. The FBI, CISA, ODNI, and NSA are working in concert to remediate the attacks.

Biden Transition Team Decries Lack of DoD Cooperation

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President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team has criticized the Pentagon for the abrupt halt in meetings and information sharing. “A failure to work together can have consequences well beyond January,” a spokesman for the team said.

Government Cyber Warnings Continue

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Hackers and weak cyber security concerns prompted cyber warnings from Homeland Security (about Firefox) and now from the National Security Agency. The NSA and Microsoft announced the vulnerability in the ubiquitous Windows 10, which, could open the pathway for malicious software, such as ransomware, to reach your computer.

Self-Driving Cars in Terrorists’ Future Also

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The future is bright for self-driving cars, but credible reports out of Finland show terrorist groups considering how autonomous vehicles can replace suicide bombers and conduct ramming attacks.

Russian Jet Buzzes Navy Poseidon

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A Navy P-8A Poseidon flying over the Black Sea was rocked when a Russian jet flew just 50 feet in front of the American aircraft, leaving the Poseidon in the fighter’s afterburners.

Fort Meade Breaks Ground on Cyberspace Facility

A groundbreaking is scheduled today, Nov. 2, 2017, for a cyberspace facility at Fort Meade, Maryland. Gov. Larry Hogan will give the keynote address.

Can NSA & CYBERCOM Divorce?

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Discussion of separating the NSA and Cyber Command includes severing the ‘dual-hat’ leadership. Questions remain about what CYBERCOM would look like as an independent organization.

Explore Cyber Security Careers at CSM

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College of Southern Maryland has a variety of cyber security degree programs, from certificates to an Associates of Applied Science to an Associates of Arts. All of these programs are being highlighted in March, as CSM faculty encourage students to explore cyber security studies and careers through the National Security Agency’s “Day of Cyber” program.

US Slow to Fit Weaponry to Stealth Fighters

Europe leads the US in developing weaponry to fit stealth fighters. Current weapons are too large.

Ft. Meade Procurement Successes Sought

Howard County’s successful Base Business Initiative put out a call this month for successful government procurement stories.