Iowa Cybersecurity Plan Outlined

DES MOINES — State officials are moving forward with a coordinated strategy to beef up Iowa’s efforts to combat cybersecurity attacks or threats with a special emphasis on protecting critical infrastructure and guarding against communication breaches that might threaten government or private operations. Bob Von Wolffradt, the state’s Chief Information Officer, said an initial assessment…

Obama Prepares to Boost U.S. Military’s Cyber Role

The Obama administration is preparing to elevate the stature of the Pentagon’s Cyber Command, signaling more emphasis on developing cyber weapons to deter attacks, punish intruders into U.S. networks and tackle adversaries such as Islamic State, current and former officials told Reuters. Under the plan being considered at the White House, the officials said, U.S.…