Russian 'Kryptonite' to Create Civilian IT Products based on Military Applications

July 13, 2018 @ 11:59 AM

Russian Rostec and Citadel have established a research and production company, ‘Kryptonite, which will create civilian IT products based on military developments in the field of information security. Initial investment in the creation of the joint venture will amount to more than 4 billion rubles (US$64 million), the company said...

Lockheed Martin Partners with Guardtime Federal For Cybersecurity Tech

July 9, 2018 @ 05:21 PM

Lockheed Martin is expanding its work with Guardtime Federal to integrate a variety of integrity and cyber-related capabilities into Lockheed Martin aircraft products and processes. The new contract builds on specialized mission support testing in 2015, and the integration systems and support contract related to supply chain risk and software...

Israeli Cyber Warfare Firm Employee Caught Selling Eavesdropping Software

July 6, 2018 @ 10:25 AM

Israels cyber warfare giant, NSOs former employee stole companys ‘Pegasus eavesdropping program software and tried to sell it on the ‘dark web. The Pegasus is a classified security tool that can eavesdrop on any person in the world without their knowledge,

Cyber Attacks Intensify as Taiwan Seeks to Maintain Independence from China

June 20, 2018 @ 12:18 PM

Cyber attacks from Beijing have intensified even as Taiwan seeks to maintain independence from China. Hackers from China are increasingly using online platforms such as search engines and blogs to break into Taiwans government computers

Cyber-security Threat Forces US Marine Corps to Ground Quadcopters

June 19, 2018 @ 02:25 PM

The US Marine Corps has grounded several new, small drones including its ‘Quads for Squads amid ban on commercial, off-the-shelf (COTS), Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) by the Pentagon and assessment on the cyber-security. The USMC has been forced to ground COTS, it has been fielding to infantry units “until the DoD...

US Sanctions Russian Firms Citing Cyber-attacks

June 12, 2018 @ 11:39 AM

The US government has sanctioned several Russian firms, businessmen for engaging in cyber-attacks as well as assisting Russian military and intelligence services. Five Russian firms and three executives from one of them have been imposed sanctions by the US treasury department under the legislation passed last year and an executive order aim at punishing efforts to hack into US computer systems

Estonia Completes Cyber-security Training to Singapore Armed Forces

May 29, 2018 @ 03:35 PM

The Estonian Ministry of Defence has delivered cybersecurity training and a cyber-range exercise to cyber defenders in the Ministry of Defence, Singapore, and the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), Following the Memorandum of Understanding signed on the 19th of January 2018. The training took place at Singapore's Cyber Defence Test and Evaluation Centre (CyTEC) and was delivered by the Estonian Defence Forces Cyber Range which provides training opportunities from individual level training up to large scale international exercises, Estonian MoD said in a statement Monday

Russian Origin Internet Blocking Malware Detected in Ukraine: Cisco

May 24, 2018 @ 10:39 AM

A malware called VPNFilter targeted at routers in Ukraine has infiltrated devices in some 54 nations, warns Talos, the cybersecurity division of computer systems company Cisco. "While this isn't definitive by any means, we have also observed VPNFilter, a potentially destructive malware, actively infecting Ukrainian hosts at an alarming rate, utilizing a command and control infrastructure dedicated to that country," Anadolu Agency reports quoting an announcement made by Talos

Russian Firm Manufactures "Cyber Protected" Machine Tools

May 23, 2018 @ 02:19 PM

Holding High Precision Systems NPO, affiliated to Rostec, introduced a line of multi-purpose high-precision turning, turning and milling and milling processing centers with Russian computer numerical control system (CNC) "Olympus". The developments will ensure cybersecurity and technological independence of critical Russian manufacturing industries, Rostec press release states

US Plans to Cripple Adversary Missiles Using Cyberwarfare

May 23, 2018 @ 02:14 PM

The United States seeks to add cyberwarfare to its antiballistic missile arsenal to destroy enemy missiles before they launch in case of an imminent threat,

Microsoft's Cloud Computing for US Intel Agencies

May 22, 2018 @ 12:27 PM

Microsoft has reached an agreement to provide 17 US intelligence agencies with its cloud-computing platform, The Washington Post reported. According to the media outlet, citing the company's executives, the new deal will allow it to move intelligence agencies computer systems onto Microsoft Office 365 apps and add some cloud-based apps that had previously been unavailable to them

Japan MoD to Outsource Cyber-security Operations to Private Sector

May 21, 2018 @ 10:46 AM

The Japanese Ministry of Defense (MoD) is planning to outsource part of its cber-security operations to private sector personnel on short term contracts to respond to cyber-attacks. The ministry is eyeing to increase personnel at its cyber-threat units and will include outsourcing plan in a mid-term defense program from April next year, unnamed sources were quoted as saying by