Intelligence

Russian Hackers Co-Opt Iranian Cyber Tools to Attack 35 Countries, NSA Warns

In a joint advisory, U.S. and British authorities said the Turla group is piggy-backing off the work of Iranian rivals to advance its own agenda.

Inside the NSA's New Cybersecurity Directorate

The National Security Agency has a new state-of-the-art center and a new attitude about sharing its threat information.

NSA Warns of Vulnerabilities in Multiple VPN Services

The bugs, which allow hackers to remotely download files and monitor network traffic, are already being exploited by foreign actors.

Spy Agencies Must Work Through AI’s Ethical Issues, Former Leader Says

Sue Gordon, the former principal deputy director of national intelligence, also pushed the intelligence community to put more trust in public information and outside organizations.

The NSA Is Running a Satellite Hacking Experiment

Low Earth orbit will soon be awash in small satellites, and the national security community is increasingly concerned about their security.

Justice Department Charges Edward Snowden With Violating Non-Disclosure Agreements

Prosecutors are seeking to prevent the former NSA contractor from profiting from his unauthorized release of classified information.

The Intelligence Community is Exploring Long-Range Biometric Identification 

A new IARPA program aims to build biometric technology that can identify people using cameras stationed on far off rooftops and unmanned aircraft.

In the Deepfake Era, Counterterrorism Is Harder

After failing to detect the 9/11 plot, spy agencies reinvented themselves for an age of terrorism, but a new generation of technological threats requires a new round of reforms.

Agencies, Industry Take Creative Approaches to Cyber Recruitment

Federal officials and executives shared how they’re rethinking the credentials and experience of cyber recruits.

NSA Cyber Chief Wants to Share Digital Threats Early and Often

The agency has historically been slow to share threat intelligence but accelerating that process would help the government get ahead of cyber adversaries, according to Anne Neuberger.

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Pentagon, NSA Laying Groundwork for AI-Powered Cyber Defenses

Officials are developing a consistent framework for collecting cyber data, which could ultimately help train tools to monitor networks and detect suspicious behavior.

China’s Spies Are on the Offensive

China’s spies are waging an intensifying espionage offensive against the United States. Does America have what it takes to stop them?

Trump Ousts Would-Be Acting Spy Chief

Deputy DNI Susan Gordon was statutorily required to be elevated after DNI Coats resigned in July.

NSA Launches Cybersecurity Directorate

The group is charged with defending the country’s national security infrastructure and defense contractors against digital threats.

Ex-NSA Contractor to Serve 9 Years for Hoarding Classified Information

“Your worst enemy, after the usual suspects, is some of our own,” Harold Martin said during his sentencing hearing.

NSA Isn’t Always Following Its Own Cybersecurity Policies, Watchdog Says

The NSA Inspector General found the agency has “room for improvement” in every IT security category outlined in FISMA.

The Intelligence Community Wants to Hear Your Cutting-Edge Tech Pitch

ODNI is expanding one of its major vendor outreach programs to speed up adoption of emerging tech and modernize the intelligence community’s IT infrastructure.