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GAO Blasts Federal Management of Cyber Security Work Force

December 02, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"In an era of limited financial resources, better coordinated efforts to address both cybersecurity-specific and broader federal workforce challenges are crucial to cost-effectively ensuring that the government has the people it needs to continue to deal with evolving cyber threats..."

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PwC’s Economic Crime Survey Focuses on Cybercrime

November 30, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Many executives have yet to seize upon the serious nature of the cybercrime threat. Cybercrime has emerged as a formidable threat, thanks to deeply determined, highly skilled, and well-organized cybercriminals, from nation states to hacktivists, from criminal gangs to lone-wolf perpetrators..."

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Department of Defense Cyberspace Policy Report

November 18, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"While the development and integration of cyber technologies have created many high leverage opportunities for DoD, our increasing reliance upon cyberspace also creates vulnerabilities for both DoD and the Nation..."

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DoD Report: Cyber Attacks Could Elicit Military Response

November 16, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"When warranted, we will respond to hostile attacks in cyberspace as we would to any other threat to our country. We reserve the right to use all necessary means - diplomatic, informational, military and economic - to defend our nation, our allies, our partners and our interests..."

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On Infosec and Drugs

November 06, 2011 Added by:Javvad Malik

The report fails to clearly define is what is cybercrime. It appears as if everything from someone giving away their credit card information to a stranger via email through to getting infected by a virus on the computer is all scooped up into the big bucket of cybercrime...

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Cyber Espionage Report Fingers China and Russia

November 03, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Cyberspace makes it possible for foreign collectors to gather enormous quantities of information quickly and with little risk, whether via remote exploitation of victims' computer networks, downloads of data to external media devices, or e-mail messages transmitting sensitive information..."

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Symantec: Critical Infrastructure Protection Declines

November 01, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“The findings of this survey are somewhat alarming, given recent attacks like Nitro and Duqu that have targeted critical infrastructure providers,” said Dean Turner, director, Global Intelligence Network for Symantec...

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Analysis: Duqu Trojan is Not on Par with Stuxnet

October 31, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Both Duqu and Stuxnet are highly complex programs with multiple components. All of the similarities from a software point of view are in the "injection" component implemented by the kernel driver. The ultimate payloads of Duqu and Stuxnet are significantly different and unrelated..."

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Cyber Crime Explodes - But Few Take Action

October 20, 2011 Added by:Joel Harding

An attention grabbing report recently by Norton reveals that cybercrime nets more than marijuana, heroin and cocaine combined. Even worse, over 1 million people per day are victimized by online crime. In spite of this, 41% of us do not have adequate up to date virus or malware protection...

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Impact: The Biggest Security Breaches of All Time

October 17, 2011 Added by:Headlines

While 2011 may be the year of the breach, the record for overall breach impact is still held by credit card payment processor Heartland Payment Systems with over 130 million accounts affected and costs in the neighborhood of seven billion dollars...

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Email Authentication Rates Rise in 2011

October 05, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“The increased incidents of spear phishing targeting consumers, business and government users have accelerated the business value of email authentication. Organizations who fail to adopt are putting their employees, data and consumers at an unacceptable level of risk..."

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GAO: Federal Security Incidents Increased 650%

October 04, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Weaknesses in information security policies and practices at 24 major federal agencies continue to place... sensitive information and information systems at risk... reports of security incidents from federal agencies are on the rise, increasing over 650 percent over the past 5 years..."

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Western Companies in Collusion with Chinese Oppression

September 21, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Entering into the Chinese market as a search engine or social media provider is an ethical mine field. In the hands of authorities determined to police their subjects, search engines and social media platforms such as Facebook can become a potent tool of online repression..."

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Companies Using Secure Protocols in an Insecure Manner

September 16, 2011 Added by:Cor Rosielle

I only looked at the Fortune 500 companies with knowledgeable IT and security staff, and with a board and directors who should care about security and have sufficient budget to get these basic things right. Let's hope the companies are as disappointed about these results as I was...

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The Leaking Vault 2011: Six Years of Data Breaches

September 15, 2011

The Leaking Vault 2011 presents data gathered from studying 3,765 publicly disclosed data breach incidents, and is the largest study of its kind to date. Information was gleaned from the organizations that track these events, as well as government sources...

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IT Skills and Certifications Paying Less Each Quarter

September 06, 2011 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

The pay premiums for 237 IT certifications continued their terrible performance for a fourth second straight quarter. This trend results in an overall loss in market value of nearly 2 percent for the quarter, according to the Foote Partners report...

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