New Head of FBI Cyber Branch, Military Honors Database, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news:

  • A hacking organization known for high profile attacks on government and government contracting targets including in the United States has been linked to the Chinese army. More here.
  • The Federal Bureau of Investigation has named Richard McFeely, who previously served as special agent in charge of the Baltimore field office, executive assistant director of the criminal, cyber and response services branch. More here.
  • Paul Stockton, assistant secretary for Homeland Defense and Americas’ Security Affairs at the Department of Defense, expressed great concern about terrorists disrupting the US power grid through methods such as cyber attack. More here.
  • General Alexander, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency, stated that the United States is not adequately prepared for a serious cyber attack. More here.
  • Robert Clark, an operations lawyer with the U.S. Army Cyber Command, advised those seeking to strike back at hackers to first get legal advice in an address at the Black Hat conference. More here.
  • Skype has expanded its cooperation with law enforcement authorities to make chats and user data more available to police. More here.
  • The Department of Defense launched the military honors database Valor.Defense.gov to discourage fraudulent claims. More here.

This post by was first published at CTOvision.com.

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