The president summoned his top cybersecurity advisers to consider immediate action to disrupt Russian incursions.
It’s been almost a decade since Leon Panetta, then the secretary of defense, warned of an impending “Cyber Pearl Harbor.” He didn’t want to be right.
Microsoft reported that it had detected the intrusion and that the same hackers behind the earlier SolarWinds attack were responsible.
President Biden’s order places strict new standards on software sold to the government.
A hack of a major pipeline, the latest evidence of the nation’s vulnerabilities to cyberattacks, prompted questions about whether the administration should go further.
Administration officials were determined to draft a response that would impose real costs on Moscow, as many previous rounds of sanctions have been shrugged off.
Chris Inglis will be nominated to the new post as the president fills out his cybersecurity team and the U.S. considers responses to recent attacks.
The intelligence agencies missed massive intrusions by Russia and China, forcing the administration and Congress to look for solutions, including closer partnership with private industry.
The proliferation of cyberattacks by rivals is presenting a challenge to the Biden administration as it seeks to deter intrusions on government and corporate systems.
The hackers started their attack in January but escalated their efforts in recent weeks, security experts say. Business and government agencies affected.
It’s the economy, stupid.
Recent attacks on government and infrastructure networks reveal the inadequacy of America’s digital defenses.
Nicole Perlroth’s “This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends” looks at the history of cyberattacks and why they are only likely to get worse.
They also discuss U.S. cybersecurity priorities and where TikTok fits in.
America’s biggest vulnerability in cyberwarfare is hubris.
He’s not very important to us, but he keeps stalking us.
There will be no “reset” of the American relationship with Moscow, administration officials say. But in an era of constant confrontation in cyberspace, the president seeks to avoid a nuclear arms race.
The two appointments illustrate how the president-elect appears determined to rebuild a White House national security team to focus on threats that critics say were ignored by President Trump.
Those behind the widespread intrusion into government and corporate networks exploited seams in U.S. defenses and gave away nothing to American monitoring of their systems.
The hackers gained more access than the company previously revealed, though the attackers were unable to modify code or access emails.
Evidence from the security firm CrowdStrike suggests that companies that sell software on behalf of Microsoft were used to break into Microsoft’s Office 365 customers.
The U.S. also uses cybertools to defend its interests. It’s the age of perpetual cyberconflict.
“This assault happened on Donald Trump’s watch when he wasn’t watching,’’ President-elect Joseph R. Biden said.
The disclosure was the first acknowledgment of a specific intrusion in the vast cyberattack. At the White House, national security leaders met to assess how to deal with the situation.
As the government grapples with a vast hack, the Pentagon is weighing whether to separate management of the National Security Agency from the United States Cyber Command.
Hours after the secretary of state acknowledged that Moscow was behind the vast cybersecurity breach, the president suggested it might have been China and downplayed the severity of the attack.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is the first member of the Trump administration to publicly link the Kremlin to the hacking of dozens of government and private systems.
Additional powers to actively hunt down hackers across federal agencies could have given the government more of a chance to detect the recent Russia hack more quickly, they said.