DoD

Pentagon looks to analog monitoring to secure IoT

In-brief: DARPA is directing $36m for the first stage of a program called LADS – Leveraging the Analog Domain for Security, which is looking into analog methods of cyber threat detection, including power consumption monitoring.

Black Hat: Talent Scarce, Firms Look to Automation and Ai

In-brief: with security talent scarce, experts at the Black Hat Briefings say that security automation fueled by machine learning and data analytics is going to play an increasing role in security operations. 

Whitehouse Taps Google Advanced Projects Lead for Software Safety Lab

In-brief: The Obama Whitehouse has tapped famed hacker Peiter Zatko (aka “Mudge”) to head up a new project aimed at developing an “underwriters’ lab” for cyber security.

Today: Conversation with a Cyber Warrior

In-brief: Join Security Ledger and Invincea today at 1:00 PM ET for a chat with Gen. Rhett Hernandez, former commander of U.S. Army Cyber Command.

Two Step: FBI Says North Korea Acted Alone, Had Help

The official line on perhaps the biggest security story of the year shifted noticeably this week following a report by the security firm Norse Corp. that cast doubt on the official explanation of the devastating November hack: that it was a state-sponsored operation carried out by hackers working for the government of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, or DPRK. Two reports in recent days – both citing officials close to the Sony hack investigation – suggest that the FBI believes – simultaneously – that the DPRK did not act alone and that it was the only actor responsible for the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment.