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Connexion Hack Team Dumps Military and Gov Accounts

July 08, 2011 Added by:Headlines

A new ad-hoc group of hacktivists calling itself "Connexion Hack Team" has published a list of email addresses associated with the US government including account information from the military, the Department of Homeland Security, the National Security Agency, and several state agencies...

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LulzSec Spree Sparks DHS Response

June 28, 2011 Added by:Ron Baklarz

In the wake of the recent LulzSec 50 day hacking spree that left many high profile companies and organizations scrambling, DHS released "detailed guidance" on the top 25 vulnerabilities. The "Common Weakness Enumeration" list was developed in collaboration among DHS, Mitre, and SANS...

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China Denies Orchestrating Gmail Hijacking Campaign

June 02, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"We are obviously very concerned about Google's announcement regarding a campaign that the company believes originated in China to collect the passwords of Google email account holders... These allegations are very serious... We're looking into them," said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton...

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DHS Should Halt Suspicionless Searches at Border

June 01, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The continual evolution in how people use electronic devices in their everyday lives creates growing tension between the Fourth Amendment guarantees and what historically has been viewed as a narrow exception to the requirements for probable cause and a warrant..."

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The Marketing Department Fixed Those SCADA Vulnerabilities

May 25, 2011 Added by:J. Oquendo

DHS, Siemens and other similar organizations are naive to think that attackers aren't actively exploiting their software. Regardless if a researcher decided to not publicly speak about an exploit, there is an assumption that it isn't already exploited. How wrong they are....

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Homemade Cyber Weapon On Par With Stuxnet Virus

May 25, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The reaction by Siemens is the old school knee-jerk reaction: 'Just 'cus some kids can do it does not mean we are targeted'. Industrial control vendors and users have to take this very seriously. They are being targeted, they are vulnerable, and the repercussions could be expensive..."

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Security Concerns Nix Presentation on SCADA Exploits

May 19, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“Things could explode. I don’t want to overplay this and sound like it’s a bunch of FUD but physical damage can occur and people can be seriously injured or worse. So we felt it was best to be prudent and wait a bit longer until we get more information," said NSS Labs CEO Rick Moy...

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DHS Cybersecurity Chief Philip Reitinger Resigns

May 19, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Unless people really start to really pay attention to the threat and how we need to drive fundamental change, we're in a world that is going get worse from day to day and month to month and year to year," Reitinger stated...

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Mozilla Defies DHS Internet Censorship Request

May 09, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Mozilla, the non-profit company behind the Firefox Web browser, has initially refused a Department of Homeland Security request to remove a third-party tool that allows users to circumvent government URL blocking efforts...

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Human Immune Response Model for Advanced Security Systems

April 25, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"We want the machines to take a more active part in their own protection. We want to use their brains to protect themselves, but always in the context of the policies of the system administrators and owners," said senior counselor for cyber security at the DHS Bruce McConnell...

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Panel to Examine Cyber Security Supply Chain Issues

April 14, 2011 Added by:Marjorie Morgan

Economics are driving both industry and government to adopt increasingly sophisticated technologies which raise serious new security issues. It is simply dangerous to suggest that the problems can be managed with a set of government determined technical standards...

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DHS Concerned About Cyber Security Budget Cuts

April 14, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"I don't want to tell you that the sky is falling... But I'm telling you that the threat environment is significant, and it is not possible for anyone to stay completely secure. It's just too hard, even for the most concerned agencies or private-sector entities..."

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Government Shutdown Could Impact Cyber Security

April 07, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"When we put ourselves in state of chaos like this, and this is what it will be, think of the opportunities for striking through the APTs (advanced persistent threats), they can pick and choose the targets with much less security behind them..."

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Attacks on Federal Networks Increased Forty Percent

March 24, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"DHS anticipates that malicious cyber activity will continue to become more common, more sophisticated and more targeted — and range from unsophisticated hackers to very technically competent intruders using state-of-the-art techniques," said DHS spokesman Chris Ortman...

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Senator Pushes for Federal Cyber Security Progress

March 11, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is turning up the heat on the Obama administration to follow through on a comprehensive federal cyber security overhaul. During a Senate hearing this week, Whitehouse pressed Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano for updates on the administration's position...

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DHS Funds $40 Million Program for Cyber Security Research

January 31, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The Department of Homeland Security has announced a program offering $40 million in funds for cybersecurity research and development, and is seeking proposals for projects on a broad range of information security challenges to bolster network defenses in the face of ever growing threats...

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