What the Announced NSA/Cyber Command Split Means

Cyberwar and cyber intelligence are diverging, as are Cyber Command and the NSA. Here’s what that means for the man who leads both entities, the future of signals intelligence collection, and cyberwarfare.


Trump Order Elevates Cyber Command

CYBERCOM is now a full combatant command rather than a sub-unified command beneath U.S. Strategic Command.

Emerging Tech

NSA Updates List of Tech Ready For Commercialization

The agency's portfolio of technology focuses on challenges in big data, cyber, internet of things and mobility.


Who Are the Shadow Brokers?

What is—and isn’t—known about the mysterious hackers leaking National Security Agency secrets


Cyberwar Is Officially Crossing Over Into the Real World

Online warfare already wreaks havoc on the physical world, and it's only going to get worse.


Cybersecurity So Bad, It Makes You WannaCry

There are many interesting elements about the ransomware attack, the biggest being the tools to stop it were readily available.


NSA Engaged in Massive Battle with Russian Hackers in 2014

An NSA official previously described the toe-to-toe battle but placed it in 2015.


Once Stealthy, Russian Hackers Now Go Toe to Toe with U.S. Defenders

Once wary of being spotted, Russian government hackers now battle with their U.S. adversaries.


Government Contractor Accused of Stealing NSA Cyber Secrets

Harold Thomas Martin III worked for at least seven private contractors since 1993, placing him in several defense and intelligence agencies that require security clearances.


Bill to Elevate CYBERCOM Heads to Obama’s Desk

The compromise defense policy bill also sets conditions for splitting NSA and U.S. Cyber Command.


Compromise Defense Policy Bill Elevates Cyber Command

The bill, which could be voted on this week, also places restrictions on splitting CYBERCOM from NSA.


Report: Government’s Zero Days Arsenal is in the Dozens

The Columbia University report advocates more transparency about the government review process for previously unknown computer vulnerabilities.


Senator Sounds Insider Threat Alarm After NSA Contractor Arrest

The arrest of the latest NSA contractor follows high-profile leaks by Snowden, Manning and others.


What a Former NSA Deputy Director Thinks of the Snowden Movie

Chris Inglis was about to retire when Edward Snowden leaked National Security Agency files.


NSA Dares College Students to Locate, Disarm Bombs Controlled through the Net

NSA officials say they will confront young computer scientists with the kinds of threats the agency faces daily, partly as an intelligence analyst recruitment effort.


Will NSA and CYBERCOM Split?

Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper both support a proposal to separate NSA from CYBERCOM.

Digital Government

Privacy Guidebook for Eavesdropping on Americans Draws Flack

New rules reflect a shift in intelligence gathering from bugging an individual’s phone to netting communications in bulk from the global internet.