On this week’s Cyber Report, sponsored by Fortress Information Security, in one of his last interviews before retiring from Congress, Rep. Jim Langevin, D-RI, the chairman of the House Armed Services subcommittee on intelligence, emerging threats and capabilities as well as the Homeland Security subcommittee on cybersecurity, infrastructure protection and innovation, discusses progress in improving the nation’s cyber defenses and what more needs to be done, lessons from Russia’s war on Ukraine that can help deter China from moving on Taiwan, the cost of addressing software and hardware vulnerabilities across US weapons systems, emerging threats, ways to more quickly acquire innovative technologies at scale, the need to improve America’s nuclear weapons production capabilities, and how to get things done despite increasing partisanship in Washington, and what’s next after more than two decades in Congress with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
On this week’s Cyber Report, sponsored by Fortress Information Security, Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall discusses the new B-21 Raider bomber by Northrop Grumman and efforts to improve force-wide cyber security with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian from the Reagan National Defense Forum.
On this week’s Cyber Report, sponsored by Fortress Information Security, Andrea Schaumann, Fortress’ director of federal programs and partnerships, on cyber takeaways from the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference and the need to better educate the non-cyber community about the need for software and hardware bills of origin and materials as well as lessons from commercial industry, and Justin Sherman, the founder of Global Cyber Strategies who is also with the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative, discusses his recent issue brief — “GRU 26165: The Russian cyber unit that hacks targets on-site” — why the Russian military intelligence agency’s secret cyber arm hits the road globally, how to counter their operations, lessons from the recent ransomware attack on Suffolk County, NY, and the FCC’s latest ban on Chinese hardware with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
On this week’s Cyber Report, sponsored by Fortress Information Security, Andrea Schaumann, Fortress’ director of federal programs and partnerships, discusses cyber issues that will be aired at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference or I/ITSEC in Orlando, the impact of the Biden administration’s software and hardware bills of origin and materials requirements, securing increasingly larger live and virtual synthetic training environments, incorporating ever more sophisticated commercial virtual reality technologies into military training ecosystems, the Pentagon’s new zero trust strategy and roadmap.
On this week’s Cyber Report, sponsored by Fortress Information Security, Jeff Man, who was one of the first group of “Red Team” hackers at the National Security Agency’s “pit” to improve US government security and is now a senior security consultant at IT services company Online Business Systems and the co-host of the Paul’s Security Weekly podcast along with Paul Asadoorian, discusses lessons from his nearly 40-year career including what constitutes a hacker, how threats and defenses have changed over his career, the balance of power between attacks and defenders, training a new generation of talent, the right partnership between government and industry, the efficacy of a certification approach to security, the threat posed by social media sites like TikTok and more with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
On this week’s Cyber Report, sponsored by Fortress Information Security, Suzanne Spaulding, the senior adviser for homeland security and director of the Defending Democratic Institutions project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, discusses efforts to secure US elections including Tuesday’s midterms, the interagency process to safeguard America’s voting infrastructure, countering domestic and foreign disinformation, how to ensure fair elections in the wake of the election of secretaries of state who have said they may change outcomes irrespective of legitimate vote counts, what changed House and Senate leadership will mean for cyber legislation, and priorities for the Cyber Solarium 2.0 commission with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
On this week’s Cyber Report, sponsored by Fortress Information Security, Adm. Mike Rogers, USN Ret., the former director of the National Security Agency and commander of the US Cyber Command who is now the chairman of the advisory board of cybersecurity firm Claroty, discusses the cyber and intelligence aspects of the National Security Strategy and the National Defense Strategy, the importance of both deterring China and Russia while working to improve cybersecurity cooperation with Beijing and Moscow as well as nations worldwide, why Russia has not mounted more aggressive cyber operations against America and its allies supporting Kyiv, the role of cyber in deterring Moscow from using tactical nuclear weapons against Ukraine, cyber and broader takeaways from the Chinese Communist Party’s recent congress, the impact of the Biden administration’s efforts to curb the export of computer chip making technology to China in curbing Beijing’s cyber and AI capabilities, US efforts to ensure the security of America’s voting system and countering dis and misinformation as the mid-term elections loom, and whether the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency should be independent with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
On this week’s Cyber Report, sponsored by Fortress Information Security, Nick Nilan’s, Fortress’ new chief revenue officer, discusses the implications of the Biden administration’s drive to shift from attestation to certifiable software bills of origin and materials to improve supply chain security, what it will take to improve security across government and industry, and how cyber threats continue to evolve; and Bulelani Jili, a Yenching scholar, cybersecurity fellow and PhD candidate at Harvard University who is also affiliated with the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative, discusses his issue paper — “China’s Surveillance Ecosystem and the Global Spread of its Tools” — China’s increasingly capable domestic cyber and surveillance industry, why governments turn to Beijing and how China benefits from exporting surveillance tools, how to the international community can stymie Chinese as well as Israeli and Russian surveillance exports, and whether the Biden administration’s export ban on chip making technology can stymie Beijing’s cyber surveillance ecosystem with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.