Pentagon Watchdog will Audit Combatant Commands’ Cyberwar Plans

The inspector general for the Defense Department will audit how the U.S. military’s combatant commands are planning for cyberwar, the watchdog said this week. In a notice dated Aug. 3, but released Thursday, the inspector general’s office said they were launching an audit to examine whether U.S. European Command “is integrating offensive and defensive cyberspace operations into its operational and contingency plans.” The…

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China Sets New Tone in Drafting Cybersecurity Rules

China is taking a more inclusive tack in instituting cybersecurity standards for foreign technology companies, allowing them to join a key government committee in an effort to ease foreign concerns over the controls. The committee under the government’s powerful cyberspace administration is in charge of defining cybersecurity standards. For the first time, the body earlier this year…

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