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.…

Zimbabwe Troops Ready to Deal With Cyberwarfare

ZIMBABWE – Zimbabwe’s army commander says his troops are ready to deal with what he calls malcontents using electronic gadgets, in what appears to be a reference to the ‘This Flag’ movement. Commander Philip Sibanda says information and communication technology are the new weapons of war. These comments are almost certainly directed at people like pastor Evan…

U.S. Seeks to Protect Voting System From Cyberattacks

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is weighing new steps to bolster the security of the United States’ voting process against cyberthreats, including whether to designate the electronic ballot-casting system for November’s elections as “critical infrastructure,” Jeh Johnson, the secretary of Homeland Security, said on Wednesday. In the wake of hacks that infiltrated Democratic campaign computer systems, Mr.…