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Plan X — DARPA Sets Cyber Foundations

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For years, the Pentagon has been open and adamant about the nation’s need to defend itself against cyberattack, but its ability and desire to attack enemies with cyberweapons has been cloaked in mystery. Plan X — an effort to improve the offensive cyberwarfare capabilities “needed to dominate the cyber battlespace,” according to an announcement for the workshop. No…

Despite sequestration, cybersecurity funding growing

The Defense Department intends to spend $23 billion on cybersecurity over the next five years, according to news reports, and is seeking more than $4.6 billion for cybersecurity in fiscal 2014 alone — an 18 percent jump from 2013. The requested yearly amount is even higher for fiscal 2015, at $4.7 billion, but decreases to $4.5…

US Defense Department developing secure 4G network and updating rules for cyberwarfare

General Martin Dempsey,Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, the highest ranking military official in the US, said that the update to the rules of engagement was part of a broader overhaul of the Defense Department designed to bolster national cybersecurity. The general cited a “17-fold” increase in cyber attacks on the nation’s critical…

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