Los Angeles to Expand Cyber Lab with Federal Grant

The lab, established last summer, is a public-private partnership aimed at protecting the city from hacker attacks.

Defense Intel Chief Worried About Chinese ‘Integration of Human and Machines’

The future of human performance is a research race, and the U.S. shouldn’t take its lead for granted, the DIA director says.

The Chinese Motherboard Hack Is a Crisis, Even If It Didn’t Really Happen

Apple, Amazon, and Super Micro have all denied the veracity of a report on Chinese hardware hacking. No matter the outcome, the results could inflame an already raw trade relationship for high tech between the U.S. and China.

Lawmakers Go to School on Wi-Fi and Urge Online Privacy Rights

The Senate also finally passed a bill to change the name of DHS’ cybersecurity agency.

Trump’s Looser Reins on Offensive Cyber Get Positive Reviews from Army

Trump rescinded Obama-era rules that required White House sign off for most offensive cyber operations.

Report: China Used Tiny Chips to Infiltrate the U.S. Supply Chain

A Chinese company targeted data centers of some of the largest commercial companies, according to a report.

Security Clearances Won’t Get in the Way of Responding to Election Cyber Threats, Officials Say

One intel leader urged a “just get it done, we’ll worry about the consequences later” approach to countering threats on Election Day.

Critical Update: Government’s Not Prepared for the Social Media War

Social could be as important to the future of war and politics as the telephone and telegraph, Peter Singer writes in his new book “LikeWar.”

FBI Director Implores Corporate Boards to Join Cyber Fight

Companies should amp up protections and be wary of deals that expose U.S. intellectual property, FBI Director Chris Wray says.

The Pentagon’s New Ambassador to Silicon Valley Is Hawkish on China

The former Symantec CEO also thinks immigration is key to a tech race the U.S. is currently losing.

U.S. To Go on Offense in Cyberspace, Bolton Says

The strategy comes shortly after a directive that reduced interagency checks before a U.S. cyber strike.

Pentagon’s Updated Cyber Strategy Focuses on ‘Assertively Defending’ U.S. Interests

The new strategy directs the department to deter cyber threats and cultivate its cyber talent.

Federal Judge Blasts Georgia’s ‘Dated, Vulnerable’ Voting System

The state avoided having to make a change in election equipment before the midterms, however.

Declassified Report Describes Confusion Around Military Cyber Responsibilities in 2014

The inspector general’s report describes poor communication and combatant commanders who hadn’t tallied up their cyber resources.

DARPA Wants to Find Botnets Before They Attack

The defense agency awarded a contract to develop a tool that scours the internet for dormant online armies.