INSA Cyber Innovation Symposium

As cyber security experts continue to look for more effective ways to deter threats, many see the battle over defending network perimeters has become a lost cause, and that new and more creative approaches are becoming essential.

What’s emerging, according to cyber system specialists in government, academia and industry, is a combination of strategies – some involving game theory, fuzzy logic, big data analytics as well as imposing the risk of costly consequences on attackers. Keep reading →

Commercial industry needs to step up and share more information about cyber attacks on its networks with Federal agencies responsible for cyber defense government officials said at a cybersecurity event in Washington this week.

Cyber attacks are showing increasing sophistication across the board – from basement hackers to foreign intelligence agencies, said Sean Kanuck, national intelligence officer for the National Intelligence Council during a daylong INSA Cyber Innovation Symposium Sept. 26. Keep reading →

The United States is “losing the cyber espionage war” against China, Russia and other countries, but even in the face of such a grave threat the country cannot agree on how to protect its precious intellectual seed capital from these predations, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee says.

“We are running out of time on this,” Rep. Mike Rogers, respected for working closely with his ranking member, said in a speech at today’s Intelligence and National Security Alliance‘s (INSA) cyber conference here. Keep reading →

A top National Security Agency executive argued today that if the nation is to defend against escalating cyber threats, it will be increasingly important for individuals, corporations and institutions, including government, to be held more accountable for their contributions to, and their actions within, cyber space.

At the same time, there are limits to what actions private enterprises can take in protecting their networks, said NSA Deputy Director Chris Inglis, speaking at an Intelligence and National Security Alliance forum in Washington. Keep reading →

The Obama Administration is pushing ahead with a series of cybersecurity initiatives to protect critical national infrastructure from attack. At the heart of the process are a series of steps designed to improve how government networks detect and deter intruders, report incidents and work with local and international law enforcement to imprison cyber criminals.

Michael Daniel, special assistant to the president and White House cybersecurity coordinator, explained White House priorities for cybersecurity today at the INSA Cyber Innovation Symposium in Washington, DC. They include: securing federal networks, protecting critical infrastrucure, cyber reporting and response, cyber intelligence, and international engagement. Keep reading →