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The New $10B ‘Secret’ NSA Cloud Contract Awarded to AWS Is Already in Dispute

A $10 billion ‘secret’ cloud computing contract that was recently won by Amazon Web Services from the U.S. National Security Agency quickly came under fire from Microsoft Corp., which ...Full Article

Russian Malware Targets Linux, US Warns

The Russians are coming, again, this time with new malware targeting Linux systems, according to a U.S. advisory issued this week. The FBI and the U.S. National Security Agency ...Full Article

Quantum Computers Threaten Data Encryption

The promise of quantum computing comes with a major downside: "Cryptographically useful" quantum machines will threaten public key encryption used to secure data in the cloud, a new report ...Full Article

U.S. Seeks to Automate Video Analysis

U.S. military and intelligence agencies continue to look for new ways to use artificial intelligence to sift through huge amounts of video imagery in hopes of freeing analysts to ...Full Article

WannaCry Lingers, Cyber Analyst Warns

One week after a ransomware attack cut a swathe across Europe and China, a range of after-action analyses have emerged as to how the exploit unfolded and how the ...Full Article

NSA Looks to IT Industry to Harden Vulnerable U.S. Nets

U.S. intelligence agencies, including the National Security Agency, are increasingly turning to commercial solutions in their efforts to head off the alarming number of cyber attacks that culminated in ...Full Article

U.S. Spy Master to Hire CIO

The U.S. intelligence apparatus is looking for a spy to come in from the cold to serve as its first chief information officer. The Office of the Director of ...Full Article

Stormy Seas Ahead for Safe Harbor Users

When Europe's top court declared the Safe Harbor data-transfer agreement invalid, it should not have come as a surprise to those who follow the continent's privacy rulings. But now ...Full Article

Conservative Bank Treads Softly Into Cloud

As head of infrastructure at DZ BANK, Dr. Jan Vitt is cautiously leading the conservative German financial institution's investment into cloud. Germany, after all, has some of the most stringent privacy ...Full Article

NSA Contributes Security Tools For Puppet

IT automation specialist Puppet Labs has announced a new partner: The U.S. National Security Agency. Puppet Labs said Friday (June 19) that NSA is releasing to the open source ...Full Article
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