Blog Posts Tagged with "Keith Alexander"


Gen. Alexander Can’t Access Daughters' Emails, Says NSA Only Interested in Terrorists

August 01, 2013 Added by:Joe Franscella

On Wednesday, National Security Agency (NSA) Director General Keith Alexander informed a rather tame crowd (with the exception of one or two hecklers) that his agency isn’t interested in phone or other digital communications unless they impact foreign intelligence gathering or involve known or suspected terrorists. A day later a couple’s home was raided after the husband and wife searched “p...

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Government Hackers: Party in the NSA

August 02, 2012 Added by:Bill Mathews

General Alexander says that private sector, hackers, exploit developers, etc. need to share information and tools in order to help protect the US. Is the NSA being nefarious and wanting to spy on hackers, or are they legitimately seeking help for a problem that will only continue to grow in the future?

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NSA Chief: Cyber Presents Opportunities and Challenges

July 11, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“If the critical infrastructure community is being attacked by something, we need them to tell us at network speed... It requires them - the Internet service provider or that company - to tell us that that type of event is going on at this time. And it has to be at network speed if you’re going to stop it...”

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Cyber Espionage and the Greatest Transfer of Wealth in History

July 10, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"Symantec placed the cost of IP theft to United States companies at $250 billion a year. Global cybercrime at $114 billion - nearly $388 billion when you factor in downtime. And McAfee estimates that $1 trillion was spent globally on remediation. And that's our future disappearing in front of us..."

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DOD Needs Industry’s Help to Battle Cyber Attacks

March 29, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“Today, we’re in the forensics mode. We need to see the attack. If we can’t see the attack, we can’t stop it. We have to have the ability to work with industry - our partners - so that when they are attacked, they can share that with us immediately,” said Gen. Keith Alexander...

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NSA Denies Warrantless Wiretaps Despite Evidence

March 27, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The NSA claims it only has access to emails and phone calls of non-U.S. citizens overseas, but many previous reports that the program targets US based email records. In the 11 years since 9/11, Binney estimates 15 to 20 trillion transactions have been collected and stored by the NSA...

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Defense Department Finalizing Cyberwar Operations Guidelines

March 21, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“I think the capabilities are available in cyber to virtually cripple this nation, to bring down the power grid system, to impact on our governmental systems, to impact on Wall Street on our financial systems, and literally to paralyze this country..."

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Anonymous, Occupy, Cyber Terrorism, and Jingoistic Rhetoric

February 23, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

To really have an attack that merits all this hand wringing you would have to have considerable money, time, and effort. Never mind the access that one would need to innumerable systems, and this is not Anonymous even if they made boasts that they could or would do it...

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Anonymous, NSA, Power Grids and False Flags

February 22, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Anonymous has never officially made a statement about attacking the power infrastructure at all. Sure, there were some drops of IP addresses in the recent past that they claimed were SCADA systems, but were only for HVAC systems. So where is the NSA getting this?

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NSA Wary of Potential Hacktivist Threat to Power Grid

February 21, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"Grid officials said their systems face regular attacks, and they devote tremendous resources to repelling invaders, whether from Anonymous or some other source. The industry is engaged and stepping up widely to respond to emerging cyber threats..."

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FBI Conference Examines Cyber War and Cyber Crime

January 09, 2012 Added by:Headlines

ICCS 2012 will be an unparalleled opportunity for a first-hand look at critical intelligence on cyber crime and security - including details of real life operations. The conference will include lectures, panel discussions, presentations, exhibitions, and exceptional networking opportunities...

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State Actors Develop Cyberweapons to Cripple Infrastructure

March 25, 2011 Added by:Dan Dieterle

“We believe that state actors have developed cyberweapons to cripple infrastructure targets in ways tantamount to kinetic assaults. Some of these weapons could potentially destroy hardware as well as data and software..."

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Alexander Says U.S. Unprepared for Cyber Attack

March 17, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"To put it bluntly, we are very thin, and a crisis would quickly stress our cyber forces. We cannot afford to allow cyberspace to be a sanctuary where real and potential adversaries can marshal forces and capabilities to use against us and our allies. This is not a hypothetical danger..."

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NSA and DoD Warn of Destructive Cyber Attacks

February 21, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Few weapons in the history of warfare, once created, have gone unused. It is possible to imagine attacks on military networks or critical infrastructure-like our transportation system and energy sector-that cause severe economic damage, physical destruction, or even loss of life"...

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