Latest William Lynn Stories

2011-07-15 12:20:00

On Thursday, the Pentagon unveiled a new strategy for defending critical networks against growing threats in cyberspace. According to a press release regarding the new strategy, over 60,000 new malicious software programs or variations are identified every day threatening security, the economy and U.S. citizens. "In the 21st Century, bits and bytes can be as threatening as bullets and bombs," Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn said in a speech accompanying the release of the cyberspace...

2011-02-19 05:55:00

The head of the US National Security Agency (NSA) on Thursday advised computer security specialists to tighten the nation's critical infrastructure against cyber crime that will most likely become more advanced and destructive. Cyber Command director General Keith Alexander said at the RSA Conference in San Francisco that the NSA's "active defenses" designed to defend military networks should be extended to include civilian government agencies and key private-sector networks. "I believe we...

2010-09-16 06:28:54

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) must construct a "cyber shield" to protect the alliance from Internet threats to its military and economic infrastructures, a US defense official told the AFP news agency on Wednesday. Cyber security is a crucial element for the 28-nation alliance to adopt at its summit of leaders in Lisbon November 19 and 20, US Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn said in Brussels. Lynn said the alliance needs to play a significant role in...

2010-08-26 09:35:00

A 2008 cyber attack on classified Department of Defense computer networks originated from an infected flash drive, according to a recent article written by a top Pentagon official. In the September/October issue of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn, stated that the drive was "inserted into a U.S. military laptop at a base in the Middle East" and "uploaded itself onto a network run by the U.S. Central Command." The code was then able to "spread undetected on both...

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