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Pentagon makes firm plans to tackle growing cyber threat

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US Defense Secretary Ash Carter has been speaking about the growing threat to state security posed by cyber attackers during a recent address at Stanford University. He cited an occasion when Russian hackers accessed an unclassified US military network, but Carter also used his address to promote a new cyber… Read more »

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Pentagon to ramp up cyber security personnel

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The US Pentagon has announced an initiative to recruit tech savvy private individuals to help protect the US infrastructure against cyberattacks. In the last few months, there have been a couple of high profile intrusions into US state systems including Russian hackers accessing President Obama’s private schedule. Since this intrusion,… Read more »

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Cyber Command staff to increase by 500%

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The Pentagon has recently announced that it will dramatically increase its cyber-security staff to combat the rapid influx in cyber attacks against government agencies and critical infrastructure. Cyber Command, which started just 3 years ago, now has 900 military and civilian staff members. That number will increase fivefold, up to… Read more »

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