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May 2016

Specialist vs Generalist – Part 1 of 3 (Guest Post)

This is the first in a three part guest post series.  In this post, we will take a closer look at the Human Resource theory behind the Specialist vs Generalist debate.
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Understanding the Cyber Threat – Operation Shady RAT

“I am convinced that every company in every conceivable industry with significant size and valuable intellectual property and trade secrets has been compromised (or will be shortly), with the great majority of the victims rarely discovering the intrusion or its impact. In fact, I divide the entire set of Fortune Global 2,000 firms into two categories: those that know they’ve been compromised and those that don’t yet know.”  – Dmitri Alperovitch, Vice President, Threat Research, McAfee

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U.S. Cyber Command was Established, May 21, 2010

May 21 2010, Initial operational capability for the U.S. Cyber Command was established at Ft. Meade with DIRNSA dual-hatted as its commander. General Alexander was promoted to four-star rank, becoming one of 38 US Generals, and took charge of U.S. Cyber Command in a ceremony at Fort Meade that was attended by Commander of U.S. Central Command GEN David Petraeus, and Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates. USCYBERCOM reached full operational capability on 31 October 2010.  Continue reading “U.S. Cyber Command was Established, May 21, 2010”

Path to Midway: Tracking the Imperial Japanese Navy


More important now than ever would be Rochefort’s ability to establish credibility — particularly with the new Commander in Chief, U.S. Fleet (COMINCH), Admiral Ernest J. King, and the new CINC PACFLT, Admiral Chester W. Nimitz.  Both could understandably be skeptical of HYPO’s abilities and estimates as they had failed to warn of the attack on Pearl Harbor.  Rochefort’s task would be to change their minds.  Though it would take time, one small success after another began to build the trust and confidence that would carry the Pacific Fleet to eventual victory over the Japanese.

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Remembering the Crew of the USS Stark (FFG-31), May 17, 1987

On May 17, 1987, the USS Stark was struck by two Exocet anti-ship missiles fired from an Iraqi Mirage aircraft during the Iran-Iraq War, killing 37 Sailors and wounding 21

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Afloat in a Cyber Sea

“He who lets the sea lull him into a sense of security is in very grave danger.” – Hammond Innes

Does the same hold true for cyber threats and the maritime domain?
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