Experts tout info-sharing as best cyber defense

Cyberattacks have rocked American industry, U.S. government agencies, academic institutions and others causing disruptions of service, sensitive information leaks and theft of trade secrets and military defense documents. News reports detail accounts of breaches at major companies and even the federal government, resulting in the loss of customers’ private information. Any industry engaged in digital communication […]

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Report finds data breaches at five HHS divisions in last three years

Add the Health and Human Services department to the growing list of cyber-attack victims. At least five Health and Human Services (HHS) divisions were attacked in a three year span between 2011 and 2013, according to a report released last week by members of the United States House Energy and Commerce Committee. The news continues the […]

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Air Force Association launches new program to teach youths Internet safety

The Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot Program Office is launching a new course designed to keep kindergarten through sixth grade students safe on the Internet. The program, called the Elementary School Cyber Education Initiative, will feature several interactive modules designed to excite students and give them a fun activity while teaching them to stay safe online. […]

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Senators introduce automotive cyber security legislation

United States Senators Richard Blumenthal and Edward Markey introduced legislation earlier this week designed to combat the rising threat of automotive cyber attacks, according to a release on Blumenthal’s Senate website. The bill, known as The Security and Privacy in Your Car (SPY Car) Act, would direct the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the […]

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DoD likes efficiency of the cloud, wants more security

A recent article from C4ISR & Networks noted that while the Department of Defense wants to take advantage of the flexibility and efficiency of commercial cloud computing, the agency harbors concerns about the security of cloud environments.  James Ryan, president of Litmus Logic and chief strategy officer for the Cyber Security Summit, told the site that moving into […]

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President Obama delivers cyber security remarks at Stanford

Earlier today, President Obama delivered remarks at the Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection Summit at Stanford University. During his speech, he also signed an executive order promoting information sharing on cyber security threats between the private sector and government agencies. “This is not a Democratic issue, or a Republican issue,” he said during his speech. “This is not a […]

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Obama to discuss cyber plans

  In our increasingly connected world, the reality of dangerous cyber threats is intensifying, and the U.S. government plans to take action. According to a release from The White House’s Office of the Press Secretary, President Obama wants to build upon steps he has already taken — including his BuySecure initiative, launched last year — […]

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FBI seeks special agents with cyber skills to combat online crime

After a slew of cyber attacks in 2014, the FBI has taken notice and is seeking out experienced cyber professionals to join their team, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune last week. The job post lists a variety of potential assignments, including investigations of cyber-based terrorism, computer intrusions, online exploitation and major cyber […]

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Andrew Borene Appointed to Chair 2015 Cyber Security Summit

The 2014 Cyber Security Summit is less than two months away and will contain more actionable takeaways for attendees than ever before. (View this year’s agenda here.) However, with cyber threats showing no signs of slowing down, plans are already well underway for the 2015 Summit, beginning with today’s announcement of the 2015 Summit Chair: […]

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FCC chairman outlines cyber security vision

In remarks delivered earlier today at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined his organization’s philosophy on cyber security. Stressing the importance of network security, Wheeler noted that today information networks don’t just support the economy, they essentially are the economy. “As such, information networks aren’t ancillary; they are integral,” he said. […]

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Survey: Cyber security again the top priority for federal CIOs

Following a year of continued Congressional division, sequestration, a government shutdown and the troubled rollout of Healthcare.gov, IT industry association TechAmerica last week released its annual survey of federal government CIOs. TechAmerica surveys federal government CIOs each year to gauge their ongoing priorities and concerns. In this year’s 24th annual report, that group was expanded slightly […]

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