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nist CSF 2.0

NIST Releases Version 2.0 of Landmark Cybersecurity Framework

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has updated the widely used Cybersecurity Framework (CSF), its landmark guidance document…

Hacker

CISA, U.S., and International Partners Warn of Ongoing Exploitation of Multiple Ivanti Vulnerabilities

WASHINGTON – The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center…

CSA: Russian Cyber Actors Use Compromised Routers to Facilitate Cyber Operations

Russian Cyber Actors Use Compromised Routers to Facilitate Cyber Operations

FORT MEADE, Md. – The National Security Agency (NSA) has joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other co-sealers…

AFIMSC spearheads AI innovation at industry forum

AFIMSC Spearheads AI Innovation at Industry Forum

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – More than 120 industry, academic, and government officials gathered Feb. 20-21 at the University of Texas…

niobium

Resurrecting Niobium for Quantum Science

For years, niobium was considered an underperformer when it came to superconducting qubits. Now scientists supported by Q-NEXT have found…

Winning paper for the 11th annual Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper Competition Graphic

NSA Awards Authors of Study of Automated Attacks on New Webservers

The National Security Agency (NSA) Research Directorate recently selected “Uninvited Guests:  Analyzing the Identity and Behavior of Certificate Transparency Bots,” as…

JFHQ DODIN

JFHQ-DODIN Officially Launches its New Cyber Operational Readiness Assessment Program

Following a successful nine-month pilot, Joint Force Headquarters — Department of Defense Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN) is officially launching its Cyber…

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The Post-Quantum Cryptography

Safe digital communication for organizations and individuals is protected online by using cryptography, whether making an online purchase from a favorite online store or sending an email to a friend or colleague. Imagine the impact if cybercriminals could break the cryptographic algorithms used to encrypt all our banking, medical information and history, or any sensitive data we use in our day-to-day digital life.

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Modeling & Simulation: Battle Readiness in a Virtual World

As the world becomes more complex, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) faces a range of challenges that demands innovative solutions. One tool that has proven invaluable in this regard is modeling and simulation (M&S)—the process of creating a representation of a system or process and then using that representation to explore and test different scenarios.

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Dark Net Usage for Countries in Conflict

For many, the “dark web” harbors a stigma. After the rise of notorious “dark net markets” like “Silk Road” and “AlphaBay” in the early 2010s, pop culture has come to equate the “dark web” with illegality and contraband.

person wearing helmet with cyber graphics and icons over the left eye of the helmet (Photo Source: Digital Art Rendering From 123rf.com and U.S. Air Force)

Improving the U.S. Air Force’s Cyber Defense Strategy

April 2007 marks the month when the internet became weaponized [1]. In Estonia’s capital city of Tallinn, the government decided to move a bronze statue of a Russian soldier from the city center to a war memorial cemetery on the outskirts of town (Figure 1). They wanted to move the statue during the 60th anniversary of its erection in 1947, which memorialized the sacrifices of Russian soldiers liberating eastern Europe from the Nazis.

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A Defense-In-Depth and Layered Approach to Software Supply Chain Security

In this article, we will discuss the confluence and utility of using software supply chain (SSC)-focused frameworks (The Updated Framework [TUF] and the in-toto framework), combined with behavioral approaches using artificial intelligence (AI) aligned with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework (CSF), to generate a truly comprehensive approach for SSC security [1]. Such a “defense-in-depth” approach recognizes that these frameworks by themselves fall short of addressing the guidelines for the integrity of SSCs.