Thursday, March 27, 2008

Cyber Defense -- and Attack
With U.S. civil and military officials increasingly concerned about cyber attacks against American networks, the U.S. Air Force is planning to establish what will probably be the largest and most comprehensive military organization to defend against cyber attack. And, unlike the apparent efforts of the other U.S. military services in this field, the Air Force will conduct offensive cyber warfare.

The massive Air Force effort will pull together existing cyber-related units and establish new ones, all under the Air Force Cyber Command -- AFCYBER in milspeak -- and its operating arm, the 24th Air Force. According to Major General William T. Lord, the provisional commander of AFCYBER, the command and 24th Air Force will achieve "initial operational capability" on 1 October 2008. However, many components of the command are already operational.

Two new wings are being established to work with two existing wings. The total strength of the new commands have not been established, but they will be "large," with active, Air Force Reserve, and Air National Guard personnel assigned. The AFCYBER/24th Air Force headquarters are at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana, on an interim basis; the permanent base for those headquarters will be decided shortly.

BBC News
Pro-Tibet groups have been hit by targeted cyber attacks
BBC News, UK - Mar 26, 2008
Governments need to do more than just protect themselves against cyber attacks, says Bill Thompson. In common with other administrations the UK government ...
Cyber attack threat is ignored Computing
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Pegasus News
Bloggers and the First Amendment: On cyber free speech
Pegasus News, TX - 1 hour ago
Let's suppose that the courts do recognize first amendment protection for cyber content which discusses matters of public concern, public officials or ...

Cyber detectives uncover website for stolen credit cards - 27/03/2008
Only Finance, UK - 12 hours ago
An online supermarket selling stolen debit and credit card data to criminals has been discovered by internet security firm, Finjan. ...

Langley is finalist to host Cyber Command HQ
Daily Press, VA - Mar 26, 2008
By MATTHEW STURDEVANT | 247-7874 5:27 PM EDT, March 26, 2008 HAMPTON - Langley Air Force Base is one of 18 possible locations for the Air Force's new Cyber ...
City still in the running for military's Cyber Command Daily Press
Knox native gets star Knoxville News Sentinel
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