30 Jun '13, 10am

This Week in Cybercrime: Cybercrime’s Industrial Revolution

The U.S. Department of Defense has come out on the, well, the defensive, with new emergency procedures meant to direct its agencies’ responses to cyberattacks. Gen. Martin Dempsey , chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, made the announcement, noting that the first update of the rules in seven years was undertaken because intrusions to the Defense Department’s critical infrastructure have increased dramatically. Along with the revision of operating procedures and changes in the command and control structure for cyberforces, the military will add 4000 cybersecurity experts to its ranks over the next four years. And because the DoD does nothing on the cheap, it plans to devote US $23 billion to shoring up its online defenses. Dempsey added that although the Pentagon has a guidebook for cooperating with the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI to get to the bottom of a...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/riskfactor/telecom/security/this...

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