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US military cyber-commanders call for going on the attack

Several senior US military commanders called for the nation's cyber-forces to go on the attack during a March 13 Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Cyber-security hearing.

Newsbite: New Defence Cyber School opens at the Defence Academy, Shrivenham

Defence Cyber School at the Defence Academy, Shrivenham opens as part of government moves to increase the country's cyber-defence capability - while government restates willingness to use offensive cyber-weapons.

Head Games: The human side of nation-state attacks

When you compare information security to other professional fields, it's a relatively new player on the block by contrast. However, over its relative short lifespan information security has evolved at a comparatively rapid rate.

Report: Vietnamese unit formed to fight controversial ideas on internet

The Vietnamese government has reportedly deployed a military cyber-warfare unit compromised of more than 10,000 digital soldiers to combat and censor views on the internet that it finds threatening or "wrong."

NATO drawing up cyber counterattack contingency plans

Several NATO members are contemplating a change in the alliance's doctrine regarding how it might react to future cyber-attacks, possibly enabling a more robust response.

Top secret data on ex-US military personnel exposed on Amazon S3 server

The resumes of more than 9,000 former U.S. military personnel, many with top secret security clearance, were left exposed on an unsecured Amazon S3 server.

Turkey publishes WhatsApp messages of coup officers

WhatsApp messages of Turkish military officers involved in last week's failed coup have been published by state-run media outlets, prompting questions as to how exactly the Turkish government got in to the encrypted messaging app.

'Research squadrons' to raise IT capability of Russian army

New cyber-security arms race between Russia and US, as Russia responds to US and western plans for increased military cyber-capabilities.

ISIS hacking leader killed by drone strike

The alleged leader of ISIS' CyberCaliphate hacking group, Junaid Hussain, is believed to have been killed in a recent drone air strike

DARPA seeks to develop programme that drastically improves DDoS defence

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has started taking applications to develop a stronger defence against distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.

Ukraine invests US$1 billion in secure IT & mobile network

A new specially protected communications channel and mobile network is planned for the Ukraine military and government following military losses attributed to intercepted communications.

Russian defence sector could lose access to Western software

Russians concerned that sanctions could hit support for and even supply of Western software used in its defence sector.

Airbus to build virtual reality cyber-centre for MoD

Airbus Innovations Group has been awarded a £1.4 million contract to build a Virtual Cyber Centre of Operations (VCCO) for the military, with the aim of helping the MoD detect and respond to cyber-attacks.

Royal Navy under threat from cyber-attacks

The Royal Navy is under an increasing danger of cyber-attack and the government should ramp up training to deal with the threat.

UK Ministry of Defence launches £2 million cyber defence competition

The British government has kicked-off a £2 million contest to find new ways to protect the Ministry of Defence (MoD) computer systems from cyber-attacks using automated threat response.

Cyber reserves call on private sector

When the UK Defence Secretary Philip Hammond announced he was establishing a Joint Cyber Reserve to create a cyber attack capability, reaction focussed on the 'attack' angle, but further questions also arose.