About Us | Contact Us
View Cart

NSA to Establish Cybersecurity Directorate

By Vigilize | Monday, August 12, 2019 - Leave a Comment

In a change for the Agency, the new directorate will have a defensive focus…


An article review.


Over the last few years, we’ve seen a cat and mouse game between hackers and the good guys: from potential foreign influence in elections to the establishment of the US “Cyber Command” and, of course, the steady announcement of data breaches…So it should come as no surprise that the National Security Agency is now reportedly organizing its own cybersecurity division, called the Cybersecurity Directorate.

While the NSA has always been involved in the nation’s cybersecurity it has typically played a more offensive role, helping in the development of tools such as the Stuxnet worm which disabled Iranian nuclear centrifuges, for example. The Cybersecurity Directorate differs by being focused more on the defense of the United States’ electronic assets, primarily through information gathering and sharing operations.

Together with the other agencies involved in cyber threat sharing, including the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI, the Cybersecurity Directorate will hopefully improve the dissemination of security threats to both public and private institutions—and has already made steps to do so, through sharing new malware samples with sites such as VirusTotal. While we don’t yet know how the growing number of cybersecurity related government organizations will interoperate, this new directorate should add some much needed resources to the fight…and that’s never a bad thing.


Original article by Catalin Cimpanu writing for ZDNet.


same_strip_012513


 

Latest News

    Another awareness poster for YOUR customers (and users).  Now that we have our own employees aware, maybe it’s time to start posting content for our customers! Download the large versions here: Awareness Poster (Portrait) Awareness Poster (Landscape)   You are welcome to print out and distribute this around your office.  

    Intelligence agencies from five nations contributed to the new advisory… An article review. For the first time, the cybersecurity divisions of the nations in the “Five Eyes” alliance (The United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand) have released a joint advisory concerning incident response. The report, available here, does not provide a complete […]

    PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BUSINESS NEWS NEW EMPLOYEE FOR INFOTEX infotex has just hired Nathan Harrell, to be a new Engagement Coordinator to assist with all communications between both current and prospective Clients. “We’re really excited to have Nate joining the team to help us keep the channels of communication open!” says Bryan […]

    A Webinar-Movie Short Back by popular demand! Our Board Awareness Training program continues with this movie, entitled Vulnerability Management for Directors, that can be presented directly to your board of directors.

    Nearly half of all companies expect a security issue due to telecommuting… An article review. A few months ago we discussed a warning from the Department of Homeland Security regarding hackers taking advantage of the business disruptions caused by COVID-19, and according to an article shared with us by our friend Wes Pollard it appears […]