Week in Review
Defense chief asks for plan on cyber reform
By The Hill
Defense Secretary James Mattis has asked U.S. officials to develop a plan to better information management and cyber operations, The Hill reported on Feb. 21.
By Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera reported a recent incident in which French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon used holographic technology for recent rallies, allowing him to reach a broad audience. The use of the technology for political means is “relatively new,” according to Al Jazeera.
Pentagon mulling split of Cyber Command
By The Hill
After some debate by lawmakers, the Pentagon is assessing whether separate leaders should head the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command. Adm. Mike Rogers currently leads the two organizations.
New York’s First-in-Nation Cyber-Regulations to Take Effect March 1
According to Governing, banks and insurers must “meet minimum cybersecurity standards,” the city of New York announced Feb. 23 as part of cyberregulations to battle cybercrime.
Russian military admits significant cyber-war effort
“Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Russian ‘information troops’ were involved in ‘intelligent, effective propaganda’, but he did not reveal details about the team or its targets,” wrote the BBC.