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CYBER WARFARE AND HOMELAND SECURITY UPDATE

10 Oct 12. Cubic Cyber Solutions, the subsidiary of Cubic Corporation that develops versatile cross-domain transfer appliances, recently introduced its new XD-10G solution for high-speed one-way transfer using a 10-GB processor. Cubic’s certified and accredited cross-domain transfer appliances cover the entire range of domains, from unclassified to top secret, ensuring secure access to data and services in a multi-level domain environment. Cubic’s XD-1000 and the new XD-10G are validated by the Unified Cross Domain Management Office (UCDMO) and will satisfy any requirement for secure cross-domain transfer of information among users with all levels of security classifications. Each Cubic device includes a simple graphic user interface and 100 percent solid-state components, providing lower power utilization for their speed than any
comparable cross-domain guard. The Cubic XD-1000 is a complete off-the shelf integrated solution offering transfer at 1 Gbps for copy and paste, file transfer, video, chat, mail, printing, SharePoint and database replication and time synchronization, managing cascading common operating picture scenes and providing low-side event monitoring. The XD-10G provides all the applications and solutions of our XD-1000 at significantly increased speed and throughput. In addition, it includes File/Data Transfer, SharePoint and Database Replication, and One Way Print and enables secure, one-way transfer of streaming video with metadata tags based upon source and classification to allow intelligent routing decisions at the destination. It also handles sensor data in multiple forms, sensor status reports, still images, and transfer of text files from unclassified networks to classified networks for improved situational awareness, sensor awareness, sensor tasking, and intelligence analysis. (Source: ASD Network)

04 Oct 12. The United States needs to develop offensive weapons in cyberspace as part of its effort to protect the nation from cyber attacks, a senior military official said Oct. 4.
“If your defense is only to try to block attacks you can never be successful,” Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency and commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, told a Washington symposium. “At times, the government has to look at what you have to do to stop an attack — stop it before it happens. Part of our defense has to consider offensive measures.”
Alexander, who spoke at a cybersecurity summit sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said any offensive cyber action would need to follow rules of engagement similar to those in other military situations.
“We have to have a discussion on this,” he said. (Source: Defense News)
09 Oct 12. 3e Technologies International (3eTI®), an Ultra Electronics company and leading provider of government-validated, secure network solutions that enable security for critical information systems, infrastructure protection and industrial automation, announced the approval of 3eTI’s AirGuard®wireless mesh devices for the DoD’s UC APL (Unified Capabilities Approved Products List). The UC APL maintains a list of products that have achieved open standards-based interoperability (IO) and information assurance (IA) certification in keeping with the DoD’s information technology mandates, and ensures products meet the ever demanding security requirements of the DoD. 3eTI’s AirGuard UC APL certification reflects a higher, more stringent degree of approval, achieved after extremely rigorous testing. (Source: Yahoo!/BUSINESS WIRE)

08 Oct 12. Cyberattacks have breached the Pentagon and sent businesses into bankruptcy. Still, it might take a cyberdisaster that causes damage on the scale of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 to get lawmakers to pass legislation aimed at shoring up the U.S.’s infrastructure. The White House has proposed an executive order to address part of the problem, but Gen. Keith Alexander, the director of the National Security Agency and commander of U.S. Cyber C

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