Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news:
- Federal agencies are currently investigating months of cyber attacks against the computer networks managing major natural gas pipelines. More here.
- The Department of Defense is funding research on a “novel device to perform surveillance on adult insect disease vectors.” More here.
- Researchers have intercepted new ransomware that impersonates the Department of Justice and demands a $100 fine. More here.
- Gen. Keith Alexander of U.S. Cyber Command says they use cyber teams for both offense and defense rather than the conventional model of separating attack and defense. More here.
- A survey of federal IT professionals shows that government agencies are still under-utilizing Big Data. More here.
- The Army is looking for software to monitor soldiers keystrokes, downloads, and web searches for abnormal behavior to stop insider threats. More here.
Bob, thanks for posting the daily compilation of cyber news over the past few weeks – it’s been a really great resource for me and I hope it’s helped to increase awareness in the community.