Tomahawks get faster [off-the-shelf hardware] processors, better flight paths, bolstering cyber defenses

Tomahawks get faster [off-the-shelf hardware] processors, better flight paths, bolstering cyber defenses

Powered by new processors that run 20 times faster, Navy missiles should now fly more accurately to their targets following a major upgrade and electronics enhancements. The Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System (TTWCS), in service since 2004, recently underwent improvements that include faster processors and increased cybersecurity controls. Most notably, planners in the Tomahawk Weapons…

US Navy’s new MUOS-5 satellite to provide smartphone-like capabilities at rates 10 times faster than the legacy satellites.

US Navy’s new MUOS-5 satellite to provide smartphone-like capabilities at rates 10 times faster than the legacy satellites.

New Navy satellite reinforces global network for troops on the move The Navy’s Communications Satellite Program Office and Lockheed Martin handed over control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center. The handover “followed the successful completion of the MUOS-5 satellite’s on-orbit testing and delivery of all operational…

How NATO is preparing for cyber operations

How NATO is preparing for cyber operations

It’s been more than a year since NATO declared cyberspace an operational domain of warfare akin to air, sea and land and while the alliance is still working its way through the practical implications of this pronouncement, behind the scenes leaders have taken a series of steps to fortify NATO’s cyber operations. The alliance’s initial…

USA: The FCC’s gutting of net neutrality ignores 22 million comments filed

USA: The FCC’s gutting of net neutrality ignores 22 million comments filed

(Quote Techcrunch:) “This FCC is basically a crowd of criminals dismantling net neutrality regardless of what anyone else thinks, so I suppose it’s not surprising that they ignored all the comments in support of existing regulations in creating their new rules. Not surprising, but still immensely depressing.”   The FCC’s craven net neutrality vote announcement…

Humboldt University – TERROR FEEDS: INSIDE THE FEAR MACHINE

Humboldt University – TERROR FEEDS: INSIDE THE FEAR MACHINE

In collaboration with Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG), the Disruption Network Lab invites to its 12th conference: An analysis of ISIS and its media strategy, the meaning of cyber jihad, and why people enroll as foreign fighters.   TERROR FEEDS: INSIDE THE FEAR MACHINE The 12th conference of the Disruption Network Lab…

EU: What is GDPR? Everything you need to know about the new general data protection regulations

EU: What is GDPR? Everything you need to know about the new general data protection regulations

General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, is coming. Here’s what it means, how it’ll impact individuals and businesses. What does GDPR stand for? General Data Protection Regulation. How did it come about? In January 2012, the European Commission set out plans for data protection reform across the European Union in order to make Europe ‘fit…

Humanoid Robot From Boston Dynamics Can Now Do a Backflip

Humanoid Robot From Boston Dynamics Can Now Do a Backflip

They’re just bragging now.  SIGNE DEAN 17 NOV 2017 Every time one of the leading robotics companies releases a new video showing off their hard work, humans on the internet react with a mixture of awe and horror. The team at Boston Dynamics never disappoint, and their latest update on the humanoid Atlas, with its…

Researchers at ESET discovered eight apps available to download via Google Play which all carried Trojan Dropper

Researchers at ESET discovered eight apps available to download via Google Play which all carried Trojan Dropper

Another crop of Android apps hiding malware have been discovered in – and removed from – the Google Play store. Researchers at ESET discovered eight apps available to download via Google Play which all carried Trojan Dropper, a form of malware which allows attackers to drop additional malicious payloads ranging from banking trojans to spyware.…

“Hidden Cobra” – U.S. Gov issues alerts about malware and IP addresses linked to North Korean cyber attacks

“Hidden Cobra” – U.S. Gov issues alerts about malware and IP addresses linked to North Korean cyber attacks

US-CERT, the Department of Homeland Security team responsible for analyzing cybersecurity threats, has posted a warning about cyber attacks by the North Korean government, which it collectively refers to as “Hidden Cobra.” The technical alert from the FBI and Department of Homeland Security says a remote administration tool (RAT) called FALLCHILL has been deployed by…

TeamWERX Prize Challenge Website Launch

TeamWERX Prize Challenge Website Launch

TeamWERX is a prize challenge platform designed to find innovative solutions to Warfighter problems. The future state of the most advanced Warfighters in the world is at your fingertips. What are you waiting for? Create an Account. Find a Challenge. Create/Submit a Solution. Change the World. It’s that simple. Join TeamWERX and collaborate with us…

Why 99% of the innovation is done by 1% of the people

Why 99% of the innovation is done by 1% of the people

JJ Snow: “Innovation is hard, even more difficult in core bureaucratic spaces like the Pentagon and DC where risk aversion abounds and breaking paradigms for the better is exceedingly rare. Until DoD adopts a more flexible perspective regarding innovation, it will remain a catch phrase vice a call to action. We need to enable those…

NATO just added cyber weapons to its armory

NATO just added cyber weapons to its armory

Military alliance wants to encompass member countries’ cyberwarfare capabilities into its options NATO wants to add the cyberwarfare capabilities of member states to its range of military options. “We must be just as effective in the cyber domain as we are on land, at sea and in the air, with real-time understanding of the threats…

Bad Rabbit ransomware: A new variant of Petya is spreading

Bad Rabbit ransomware: A new variant of Petya is spreading

Bad Rabbit ransomware: A new variant of Petya is spreading, warn researchers Organisations in Russia, Ukraine and other countries have fallen victim to what is thought to be a new variant of ransomware Bad Rabbit, a ransomware infection thought to be a new variant of Petya, has apparently hit a number of organisations in Russia…

U.S. Dept of Homeland Security gives rare warning to the public about attacks on energy, industrial firms

U.S. Dept of Homeland Security gives rare warning to the public about attacks on energy, industrial firms

(Reuters) – The U.S government issued a rare public warning that sophisticated hackers are targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest sign that cyber attacks present an increasing threat to the power industry and other public infrastructure. The Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation warned in a report distributed by email late…

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