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Cyber attacks as big a threat to warships as missiles and torpedoes, Navies developing cyber security measures and technologies

An internal US Navy review concluded that the service and its various industry partners are “under cyber siege” from Chinese hackers who are building Beijing’s military capabilities while eroding the US’s advantage, The Wall Street Journal reported in March 2019. Chinese hackers have repeatedly hit the Navy, defense contractors, and even …

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Industry start preparing for Quantum proof Cryptography as advances in Quantum computers pose security threat

In recent years, there has been a substantial amount of research on quantum computers – machines that exploit quantum mechanical phenomena to solve mathematical problems that are difficult or intractable for conventional computers. Google In March 2018,  unveiled the world’s largest quantum computer processor to date. Dubbed Bristlecone, it’s a …

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IARPA using Big Data Analytics to automatically discover Signals from Web Sources to Predict Cyber Attacks

Cyber crimes and attacks continue to expand exponentially and involving more and more advanced and sophisticated techniques to infiltrate corporate networks and enterprise systems. Types of attacks include advanced malware, zero day attacks and advanced persistent threats. Flawed software, the root of most program errors and security vulnerabilities, is a critical …

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DARPA’s PLINY & MUSE use Big Data on open-source software to remove software vulnerabilities and enhance reliability

During the past decade information technologies have driven the productivity gains essential to U.S. economic competitiveness, and computing systems now control significant elements of critical national infrastructure. As a result, tremendous resources are devoted to ensuring that programs are correct, especially at scale. Unfortunately, in spite of developers’ best efforts, …

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Emerging threat of AI-enabled cyber crime by cyber criminals and AI enabled cyber Warfare by adversaries

Artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities are growing  an unprecedented rate. These technologies have many widely beneficial applications, ranging from machine translation, medical image analysis,  driverless  cars, digital assistants for nurses and doctors, to AI-enabled drones for expediting disaster relief operations.   The cyber criminals are adopting AI too. “We think attackers are leveraging …

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DARPA enhancing Military COTS system security by automatically deploying secure configurations of Components

The growth of the internet-of-things (IoT) and network-connected composed systems (e.g., aircraft, critical-infrastructure, etc.) has led to unprecedented technical diversity in deployed systems. From consumer IoT devices developed with minimal built-in security, which are often co-opted by malware to launch large distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on internet infrastructure, …

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