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Countering Cyber Threats to Critical Infrastructure

March 21, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Situational awareness is vital to securing global cyber systems and ensuring national security. Policies that enable companies and governments to work together by using global threat intelligence to enhance correlation and predictive capabilities are critical to real-time responsiveness...

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Federal Cyber Security and Trusting the Cloud

March 14, 2011 Added by:Jon Stout

Risk to federal cyber security introduced by an emerging technology is inversely proportional to the convenience it offers. Every few years a hot capability comes along that instantly has businesses clamoring to adopt it, while security professionals scramble to address its vulnerabilities...

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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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ISA Endorses Civil Liberties Cybersecurity Document

March 07, 2011 Added by:Marjorie Morgan

"When it comes to enhancing our nation’s cyber security we understand that the devil is in the details. That’s why we have worked over the past six months to hammer out very specific policy positions... in a way that protects our national security, our economy and our civil liberties..."

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Cyber Weapon Capable of Crashing the Internet?

February 23, 2011 Added by:Dan Dieterle

In normal operation, the BGP protocol helps keep the internet up and running. If a router goes down, Routers update the missing link and go around it. But if these routers are attacked on purpose and flooded with updates, it could put the internet into a state where it could not recover...

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Shoring Up National Cyber Security Infrastructure

February 21, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Corporations and government agencies are legally required to secure their systems. But no such standards exist for the consumer. No laws require you to take a single step for the sake of your own security. Software vendors should certainly be held accountable if their products aren’t secure...

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Research Roundup: Rootin’ Through the Data

February 17, 2011 Added by:Mike Meikle

One of the biggest problems we face as security professionals is information overload. Our inboxes look like the warehouse from Raiders of the Lost Ark, Twitter releases a fire hose of information in our faces and then we have a stack of print publications teetering in the corner...

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Multi-State Cybersecurity Information Analysis Center

February 16, 2011 Added by:Dan Dieterle

"The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) is a collaborative state and local government-focused cyber security entity that is significantly enhancing cyber threat prevention, protection, and response and recovery throughout the states of our nation..."

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Securing Critical Infrastructure at a Snail's Pace

February 11, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"We can continue to pursue outdated strategies and spend our time describing the problem until there is some crisis. Then it is likely that the United States will act, in haste, possibly with unfortunate consequences. Alternatively, we can take action on measurably effective policies...."

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Senator Proposes New Cybersecurity Legislation

February 10, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Cyber-threats are not on the horizon, they are upon us. Businesses and investors must trust that their investments are secure. We cannot allow security breaches to undermine our trust in the U.S. economy," said Senator Menendez...

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Cyber Attacks Less Costly, More Common?

February 08, 2011 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

The average cost of cyber attack declined significantly last year, but survey sponsors said the finding might be misleading. A spokesman for the company that paid for the study said that could be due to organizations reclassifying losses as related to privacy and fraud rather than cyber security...

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DARPA Seeks Innovation from Hacker Community

February 07, 2011 Added by:Headlines

DARPA is seeking to spur cyber security innovation from smaller, private cooperatives commonly known as the hacker community. The Cyber Fast Track program will support the development of unconventional solutions that can be created over short intervals by low budget operations...

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DoD Proposes Database to Monitor Network Traffic

February 07, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The Department of Defense is considering options to create a computer network monitoring database in an effort to better identify and respond to cyber threats. The main benefit of the shared information database would be to allow the government to respond to cyber threats in a more unified manner...

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Internet Security Alliance News and Upcoming Events

February 02, 2011 Added by:Marjorie Morgan

Larry Clinton will be featured on a Federal News Radio panel that will discuss Advanced Persistent Threats and the industrial strength hacking. The discussion will explore how the threat has evolved, the implications are for business, government officials, society, and the growing challenge...

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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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White House Scores Low on Cybersecurity Report Card

January 25, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The National Security Cyberspace Institute has released a report that examines the White House record on cybersecurity policy over the last two years. The grades earned are mediocre at best, and do not live up to the challenges facing cybersecurity in the wake of Aurora, Stuxnet, and WikiLeaks...

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