A New Branch of the Armed Forces is Critical to Addressing Cyber Threats to America

The concept of a United States Cyber Force has been proposed in one form or another for more than a decade.

Perhaps the most well-known advocate is ADM James G. Stavridis, retired NATO Supreme Allied Commander and the former Commander of both European and Southern Commands, who has highlighted many of the salient obstacles to the creation of a U.S. Cyber Force. These include the lack of incentives to prioritize cyber matters, the uniqueness of recruiting individuals with the skillset to perform such roles, and the lack of a shared culture when such efforts are divided among the existing branches of the military.

Read more…
Source: MSN News

Sign up for our Newsletter


  • Crooks plant backdoor in software used by courtrooms around the world

    May 23, 2024

    A software maker serving more than 10,000 courtrooms throughout the world hosted an application update containing a hidden backdoor that maintained persistent communication with a malicious website, researchers reported Thursday, in the latest episode of a supply-chain attack. The software, known as the JAVS Viewer 8, is a component of the JAVS Suite 8, an application ...

  • Most recent cyber attacks on water systems won’t be the last, says cybersecurity expert

    May 23, 2024

    More government agencies are taking steps to shore up their cybersecurity measures. Earlier this week, the Environmental Protection Agency announced it would step up inspections of water facilities that may be vulnerable to cyberattacks. Why are government agencies more at risk when it comes to cyberattacks and operational vulnerabilities? Read more… Source: MSN News Sign up for our Newsletter Related:

  • Patriot Mobile Suffers Data Breach Impacting Subscriber’s Personal Data

    May 21, 2024

    U.S. mobile service provider Patriot Mobile fell victim to a security incident resulting in the leak of subscriber details including names, email addresses, zip codes, and account PINs, as reported by TechCrunch. The operator, Patriot Mobile, which boasts itself as a “Christian conservative wireless provider” with an estimated customer base under 100,000, has been seen endorsing ...

  • HHS puts $50M toward hospitals’ ransomware fight

    May 20, 2024

    A new agency within the National Institutes of Health is launching a $50 million initiative to develop tools for hospital IT teams that enhance their cybersecurity measures and resources to combat ransomware. On May 20, the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health introduced its Universal PatchinG and Remediation for Autonomous DEfense, or UPGRADE, program. “What if ...

  • Medusa announced attack on John R. Wood Christie’s International Real Estate group

    May 20, 2024

    No patron information was compromised in a recent ransomware attack against John R. Wood Christie’s International Real Estate by a cyber gang known as Medusa, according to the company. Medusa announced the attack on its site, claiming it had stolen more than 1 terabyte of Wood data. The gang demanded $2 million from the real estate ...

  • Healthcare company WebTPA discloses breach affecting 2.5 million people

    May 17, 2024

    A Texas-based company that provides health insurance and benefit plans disclosed a data breach affecting almost 2.5 million people, some of whom had their Social Security number stolen. WebTPA said in a data breach notice published earlier this month that the company detected “evidence of suspicious activity” on December 28, 2023, which prompted the company to ...