The US Department of Defense has suspended the Twitter account of its counter-improvised explosive device group after it cracked a joke about twin blasts in cinemas in Davao City that people in the security circles didn’t find funny.
The US Department of Defense has approved a fivefold expansion of its cybersecurity force over the coming years in a bid to increase its ability to defend critical computer networks, The Washington Post reported late Sunday.
The Pentagon is asking scientists to figure out how to detect and counter propaganda on social media networks in the aftermath of Arab uprisings driven by Twitter and Facebook.
WASHINGTON—The Pentagon on Thursday revealed that in the spring it suffered one of its largest losses ever of sensitive data in a cyberattack by a foreign government. It is a dramatic example of why the military is pursuing a new strategy emphasizing deeper defenses of its computer networks, collaboration with private industry and new steps [...]
Top US defense contractor Lockheed Martin said Sunday that it had successfully warded off “a significant and tenacious” attack on its information systems network.