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3/14/2012: Offensive Cyber Research, Foreign Corporate Espionage, and More

3/14/2012: Offensive Cyber Research, Foreign Corporate Espionage, and More

  • Over the next 5 years. DARPA intends to increase funding for cyber research by 12% with increased focus on offensive and military capabilities. More here
  • The DIA is producing a common desktop environment for the “Quad” – NRO, DIA, NGA, and NSA, as well as the CIA, which each agency will populate using their own app stores. More here.
  • The DHS has implemented new classified information sharing standards which makes the DHS network the primary non-Defense secret-level classified network in government. More here.
  • In its annual report on the implementation of the Federal Information Security Management Act, OMB detailed the level of compliance among government agencies, over three-fourths of which put some aspect of continuous monitoring in place in fiscal 2011. More here.
  • Commerce Secretary John Bryson stated in an Op-Ed that U.S. business is vulnerable to foreign corporate espionage without new cybersecurity legislation. More here.


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