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Pentagon: US Should Embrace Artificial Intelligence or Repeat Past Mistakes

Posted on August 31st, 2016.

A new study released by the Defense Science Board on autonomy has found that if the U.S. does not learn from past mistakes in cyber and electronic warfare, it could make the same with artificial intelligence technology. The 121-page study, Autonomy [PDF], found that while the Department of Defense (DoD) is already embracing the value of...

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Bugs

DoD Invites Hackers to Hack the Pentagon

Posted on March 4th, 2016.

The Department of Defense has announced that it will invite hackers to test the cybersecurity infrastructure of the Pentagon in a bug bounty program – the first ever in the history of the federal government. A pilot program by the Department of Defense will see ‘vetted’ hackers test their hacking prowess on the department’s public...

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Information

Pentagon’s new Cyber Security Tool: Cyber Scorecard

Posted on September 21st, 2015.

As reported by Reuters, Pentagon is building a huge electronic system for the purpose of providing intel about vulnerabilities in computer networks, installations, and weapons systems of the military. It is a step to help officials devise better strategies to fix them and comes in the wake of continued cyber-attacks from China and...

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Breaches

From Russia With Love: Russians Suspected in Pentagon Breach

Posted on August 7th, 2015.

Russian hackers are suspected of infiltrating an unclassified e-mail system used by employees of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon. An electronic intrusion by means of a cyber-attack against the Pentagon’s Joint Chiefs of Staff’s unclassified email system has resulted in the shutting down of the email system and computer network...

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Breaches

ISIS Has Allegedly Doxed 100 US Military Personnel

Posted on March 23rd, 2015.

Normally, when a hacker doxes an individual, it is to make them uncomfortable or in some cases to shame them, as in the case of exposing the secretive e-mails of public officials or corporations. It has traditionally not been done with the express intent of getting someone killed. There have been cases where a snitch has done so much...