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Pentagon to quintuple cyber defense personnel

Although yet to be formally announced, a report by the Washington Post reveals plans by the Department of Defense to bolster its Cyber Command unit. The Pentagon's cyber defense force is currently comprised of roughly 900 military and civilian personnel,…

Solar panel management systems vulnerable to attack, DHS warns

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued another industrial control warning (pdf) regarding critical vulnerabilities found across a number of solar panel systems. Affected systems can be easily exploited using "proof of concept" code developed by security researchers Roberto Paleari…

DARPA will use decoy documents to catch leaks

The U.S. Department of Defense plans to discourage would-be document leakers by planting false documents, but there is a twist. These decoy documents, as they are described, sound sophisticated. The files employ a security feature which...