Cyber roundup (9/29): China targets Canada, cybersecurity scholarships, and defending the supply chain

Quiet night, a few older articles of note . . .


Reuters, via The Huffington Post, reported on a new cyberexpolitation campaign against Canadian companies.  These were apparently domestic energy companies.  Two guesses as to who is probably behind the attack . . .


PhysOrg’s Rob Lever on U.S. cybersecurity scholarships.  Specifically, the article looked at CyberCorps, a program offering “[f]ull tuition, expenses and a stipend . . . for students to get specialized cybersecurity training, in exchange for an equal number of years working for a federal agency.”  Very interesting program, looks similar to ROTC.


Nextgov’s Aliya Sternstein wrote about efforts to ensure the security of the DoD’s industrial base supply chain.  The concern, of course, is that the complex supply chain for military goods is susceptible to actors inserting backdoors.  Interestingly, the article explains that DoD thinks that “screening for security holes and ensuring that malicious actors can’t get in are nearly impossible tasks . . ..”  DoD thinks that creating fences and imposing inflexible rules won’t work, preferring a a “flexible, adaptive approach to the ever-changing reality on the ground.”

John Reed, of Foreign Policy, reported that DoD is considering incentivizing contractors to address vulnerabilities in the global supply chain.


John Reed (again for Foreign Policy) on how the Pentagon is expanding its public-private cyber information sharing program . . .

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    Here is the link to the official U.S. Government website for CyberCorps : According to that website: “Scholarship For Service (SFS) is a unique program designed to increase and strengthen the cadre of federal information assurance professionals that protect the government’s critical information infrastructure. This program provides scholarships that fully fund the typical costs that students pay for books, tuition, and room and board while attending an approved institution of higher learning. Additionally, participants receive stipends of up to $8,000 for undergraduate and $12,000 for graduate students. The scholarships are funded through grants awarded by the National Science Foundation NSF.”

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