Late last week HRC released MILPER message 18-264 which announced applications for the Computer Network Operations Development Program (CNODP). For those of you not familiar with it, CNODP is the Army’s school for training future cyber tool developers.
The other day a friend of mine shared a link to a new academic paper that was just released by a couple of researchers at the University of Cambridge. The team, Alexander Vetterl and Richard Clayton, wanted to see if they could create a technique to identify publicly accessible honeypots without having to actually interact with them.
Whenever the Army creates a new Military Occupational Specialty (MOS), they have to fill it with bodies initially that aren’t actually the MOS. In late 2013 the Army graduated its first class of the new 25D Cyber Network Defender MOS. Shorty there after, the 25D, were placed into the unit COMSEC vaults to do a job that they were never designed to do.
A few months ago, I wrote a story about the uproar that occurred after it was Strava released a heat map that showed it’s users working out and in the process revealed the location of classified military installations. Today the DOD announced that it had updated it’s policy for the use of personal and military owned wearable GPS devices.
I was browsing the 255N Facebook group earlier and saw that someone had pasted this handy graphic that shows when you promotion boards (assuming they don’t change anything) will meet. I figured it would be a nice little resource to add to everyone’s kit bag so here you go.
Yes that’s right after over 19 years of wearing signal orange I have traded it in for cyber grey.
So this morning I was checking my email at work and discovered a message announcing the official publication of TC 6-02.1 (The United States Army Signal Corps Training Strategy). According to it’s preface this TC “provides training guidelines and strategies to develop and certify the proficiency of signal collective tasks in support of maneuver operations.”
FYI, this post is more of a rant than anything else so feel free not to read it. Many of you probably don’t know but I have a 10 year old daughter and a 6 year old son. A few years ago for Christmas we bought them both these Kindle kids editions. The thing is really just a normal kindle, but it comes with a plastic protector around it (which is actually pretty damn beefy) and more importantly, it comes preconfigured with their “Freetime” application that basically sandboxes the kids account and greatly limits what they can do and get to. It also comes with free content like a number of applications as well as age appropriate books, etc.
A couple of months ago I got an email from the training developer for the 25W SLC course asking if it would be possible for them to use some of the articles that I’ve posted here as a daily handout to be used for a short 15 minute discussion.
This was a busy month with board results to post for both 170A, 255A, and 255N.