A massive cyber-attack against Mitsubishi Electric has compromised e-mail exchanges between the Japanese MoD, the Nuclear Regulation Authority as well as documents related to projects with private firms, railway operators, communications and car manufacturers. Mitsubishi said Monday in reports quoted in the Japanese media that no “highly sensitive” information related to defense had been compromised in the cyber-attack
The United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has contracted BAE Systems to develop new cyber tools to help prevent vulnerabilities in electronic files that can lead to cyber attacks. Development of these tools will be part of DARPA's Safe Documents (SafeDocs) program, which aims to more effectively identify and reject malicious data in a variety of electronic formats, BAE Systems said in a statement Tuesday
Iran is one among several countries to be invited to Turkeys Cyber Shield 2019 international cybersecurity exercise to be held in Ankara on 19th and 20th of December. The event will be co-organized by Turkey's Ministries of Transport and Infrastructure, and Information and Communications Technologies
Russia is planning to hold tests of “RuNet,” a
A national internet access system to isolate Russia, in case of attacks or denial of international access due to sanctions, will come into test mode from November. The countrys federal communications censorship agency, Roskomnadzor has already set up a center for monitoring and controlling general communications, and has begun installing corresponding equipment to kick-start the project starting November 1
A first-ever Cyber Offensive and Defensive Exercise is to be held in Taiwan in November involving 15 nations from the Americas, Asia and Europe. Taiwanese Vice Premier Chen Chi-mai who is also head of the Cabinet department for information security, said Sunday that the exercise was planned in the wake of increasing cyber attacks targeting the Taiwan government
Britains “top female spy” has been nominated as head of National Cyber Force (NCF), the UKs new cyber warfare agency, said to be inspired by US Cyber Command that hacked into systems controlling Iran's missiles in retaliation to Tehran shooting down a US drone. “The specialist who will be running the NCF is not only the best woman cyber-spy in Britain, but the best offensive cyber-spy this country has
Cyber experts from Lockheed Martin have developed a model that standardizes how to measure the cyber resiliency maturity of a weapon, mission, and/or training system anywhere in its lifecycle – the Cyber Resiliency Level model (CRL). The US government defines "cyber resiliency" as the ability to anticipate, withstand, recover from, and adapt to changing conditions in order to maintain the functions necessary for mission effective capability
BAE Systems, Booz Allen Hamilton, Leidos among 16 firms have won a US DoD contract called Solutions for Intelligence Analysis 3 (SIA 3) with a combined ceiling value of $17,100,000,000. This contract will provide worldwide coverage, support and assistance to the Defense Intelligence Agency by delivering timely, objective and cogent military intelligence to warfighters, defense planners and defense and national security policy makers
Chinese military officials are likely to get a new custom operating system (OS) as a substitute for Windows OS to guard them against espionage and cyber attacks, particularly by the US. “Chinese military officials would not jump from Windows to Linux but instead develop a custom OS,”
Northrop Grumman has won a $982 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract issued under R4 to support cyber and electronic warfare capabilities for United States (US) Army forces. The contract will enable the Army to procure cyber electromagnetic activities (CEMA) to improve the forces non-kinetic engagements across warfare domains, the company said in a statement Wednesday
Over 90 Indian government websites and critical systems were attacked by Pakistani hackers within hours of the Pulwama suicide strike in which 40 soldiers of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were martyred, senior officials in the security establishment have revealed. “There was an unusual surge of activity, attempts to breach systems,” Hindustan Times quoted one of these officials as saying Monday
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