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US army and British intelligence launch new drives for cyber-warriors

On February 10th both the US army and the British intelligence and security organisation GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) launched new initiatives aimed at fostering the next generation of ‘cyber-warriors’ via universities. On Capitol Hill Chief of Army Reserve Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley signed ‘Cyber P3’ – a ‘cyber private public partnership’ between the United… Read More

U.S. Army releases forensics framework on Github

A research branch of the United States army has released a version on Github of an internal forensics framework which has been in use in the military for five years. Dshell is an open-source Linux-based Python tool to aid forensic analysts in identifying and investigating compromised environments. According to William Glodek, Network Security branch chief… Read More

Auto industry teams up with military to stop car hacking

The U.S. military is working with car manufacturers to help prevent criminals stealing vehicles via hacking and – in more extreme cases – turning them into weapons. A team of hackers is collaborating with military and industry groups to develop cyber security defences for commercially available cars, in response to a growing threat from criminals and… Read More

DARPA funds VM sentinels that can repair and inoculate attacked systems

The Flux Research Group at the University of Utah is developing an attack-resistant sentinel software which can replace compromised code within a virtual machine on the fly. The system is called ‘Advanced Adaptive Applications’ – or ‘3A’, is partially funded by DARPA’s Clean-slate design of Resilient, Adaptive, Secure Hosts (CRASH) initiative and is being developed in collaboration… Read More

U.S. military laser/radio comms tech an affordable alternative to laying cable

Internet communications technology company Aoptix is set to bring its hybrid laser/radio solution to general market after successful development of the technology for the U.S. military. The system employs parallel laser and radio frequencies to span distances between existing masts of up to 6.5 miles (10km). Since it requires no additional infrastructural work, the California-based company… Read More