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Make October YOUR Cyber Security Month

The US Government has declared this October is the National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). The aim of this campaign is to: • Promote cyber security awareness amongst citizens and businesses • Educate individuals and businesses through a series of events and initiatives • Raise cyber awareness and increase the resilience of the nation in […]

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Hacker Groups Attacks US Senate WebSite

US Senate Hacked! “We Don’t Like The U.S. Government Very Much” LULZ Security The video states some reasons in significant rise of hack attack by Lulz Security on US information assets including critical assets (US senate) which is a growing threat to national security. Leon Penetta warned in last week hearing that next Pearl Harbor […]

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Federal Cyber Attacks Rose In 2010

Federal Cyber Attacks Rose 39% In 2010 Cyber attacks on the federal government increased in 2010 over the previous year, even though the total number of cybersecurity incidents was down overall, according to a new report from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). There were 41,776 reported cyber incidents of malicious intent in the […]

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U.S cybersecurity policies update

Image via Wikipedia By Greg Masters The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a defense bill that contains an amendment aimed at regulating the information security responsibilities and practices of federal agencies. The amendment, sponsored by Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., and Rep. Diane Watson, D-Calif., updates the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and establishes […]

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The Smart Grid needs to get smart about security

Image via Wikipedia by Larry Karisny While following the Connectivity Show in Santa Clara California, I thought I should follow-up on the at Greentech Media’s annual Smart Grid conference in Palm Springs last week. I wanted to focus this article on Smart Grid security so I thought I should find some clear explanation of where […]

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FBI Probes Hacks at Citibank

Image by wallyg via Flickr The Wall Street Journal The Federal Bureau of Investigation is probing a computer-security breach targeting Citigroup Inc. that resulted in a theft of tens of millions of dollars by computer hackers who appear linked to a Russian cyber gang, according to government officials. The attack took aim at Citigroup’s Citibank […]

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Cybersecurity and congressional hearing

Cybersecurity experts were at congress floor this week to discuss security strategy and threats to federal government infrastructure for not having an appropriate strategy and funding. “Where are we today in cyber security? From one perspective, we are in remarkably bad shape. In the last year, we have seen the networks of the two Presidential […]

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