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New U.S. Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center Announced

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

 

The U.S. government recently announced the addition of a new component of its cybersecurity defense system. The U.S. Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC) will be a new center modeled after the U.S. National Counterterrorism Center. The center will collect information from other intelligence agencies to analyze cybersecurity threats to help protect the nations virtual interests.

 

The creation of the CTIIC was announced earlier this week on Tuesday by Lisa Monaco, assistant to President Obama for homeland security and counterterrorism. Monaco noted that the new analysis center will not be collecting new intelligence information. The full scope of its operations will be analysis of information collected by other agencies. In this way, Monaco noted, the functions of the CTIIC will not overlap with other agencies, making this a necessary component of the country’s cybersecurity efforts.

 

Monaco noted that recent cyber attacks on big names including retailers like Target and Home Depot, entertainment companies like Sony Pictures Entertainment, and even the U.S. Postal Service have underscored the importance of a comprehensive and cohesive approach to cybersecurity efforts. From IT News:

 

‘We are at a transformational moment in the evolution of the cyberthreat,’ she said. ‘The actions we take today — and those we fail to take — will determine whether cyberspace remains a great national asset or increasingly becomes a strategic liability, an economic and national security strength, or a source of vulnerability.’

 

Monaco also used the opportunity to call on Congress, “to pass a package of new cybersecurity proposals from Obama, including a national data breach notification law and a law to encourage private businesses to share information about cyberthreats in exchange for protections from customer lawsuits.”

 

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Source

http://www.itnews.com/government/89393/new-us-cyberthreat-center-will-fill-information-gap-official-says

 

 

White House Network Breached By Hackers

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

 

The Washington Post reported that hackers believed to be working for the Russian government breached the unclassified computer networks in the White House within the past month.

 

There was no official statement from the White House, but officials spoke on the condition of anonymity to Post and confirmed that the breach had occurred and the investigation is ongoing. Officials say that there was no damage done, and stated that there was no evidence to suggest the White House’s classified network was hacked. Officials did not comment on the alleged identity of the hackers. According to the Post:

 

Recent reports by security firms have identified cyber-espionage campaigns by Russian hackers thought to be working for the government. Targets have included NATO, the Ukrainian government and U.S. defense contractors. Russia is regarded by U.S. officials as being in the top tied of states with cyber-capabilities.

 

It is also believed that Russian intelligence was behind an intrusion into the networks of the U.S. military in 2008, a breach which took months to contain and clean up.

 

There was minor disruption of regular services as White House staff dealt with the intrusion.

 

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Source

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/hackers-breach-some-white-house-computers/2014/10/28/2ddf2fa0-5ef7-11e4-91f7-5d89b5e8c251_story.html