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Report: Journalist Falls Victim to iCloud Hacking

Report: Journalist Falls Victim to iCloud Hacking

Potential security flaws of Apple’s iCloud service were recently exposed following the hacking of a Wired technology journalist’s account. Mat Hanon recounted details of the hacking that compromised his Twitter… Read more »

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David Fastabend Outlines Views Cyber Info Sharing, Workforce

David Fastabend Outlines Views Cyber Info Sharing, Workforce

David Fastabend, a vice president at ITT Exelis, has encouraged his former colleagues in the U.S. Army to “Adapt or Die” when dealing with cybersecurity.  Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. of… Read more »

AF Seeking Contractor to Help Expand Cyber Operations Center

AF Seeking Contractor to Help Expand Cyber Operations Center

The U.S. Air Force is planning to open an Illinois-based cyberspace operations activity to other commands, agencies and even educational institutions. According to a July 30 solicitation notice, the Air… Read more »

Northrop, UMBC Mark One Year of Cyber Startup Scholarships; Mike Papay Comments

Northrop, UMBC Mark One Year of Cyber Startup Scholarships; Mike Papay Comments

Northrop Grumman and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County are marking the one-year anniversary of a partnership to launch startup cybersecurity solutions providers, the company announced Thursday. UMBC says the… Read more »

DARPA Seeking Crime Tracking Software for Social Media

DARPA Seeking Crime Tracking Software for Social Media

The Defense Department’s research arm will fund development of a computer program for predicting cyber terrorism-related events on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, Nextgov reports. Citing solicitation documents,… Read more »

Keith Alexander Pitches Federal Cyber Careers At Hacker Convention

Keith Alexander Pitches Federal Cyber Careers At Hacker Convention

Gen. Keith Alexander, head of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, addressed hackers at the DefCon conference Friday to pitch his agency as a potential employment opportunity, CNN… Read more »

Gen. Keith Alexander Calls for Improved Cybersecurity Measures

Gen. Keith Alexander Calls for Improved Cybersecurity Measures

Army General Keith Alexander, National Security Agency director and Central Security Service chief said the U.S. lacking in cybersecurity infrastructure and overall protection, American Forces Press Service reports. The General… Read more »

Shawn Henry Shares Tips on Improving Cybersecurity

Shawn Henry Shares Tips on Improving Cybersecurity

Former FBI cyber chief Shawn Henry, now president of CrowdStrike Services, spoke at a Thursday conference regarding five cybersecurity measures private industry could execute to improve overall protections, PC Magazine… Read more »

DOE Recommends Three Levels for Cyber Utility Risk Management

DOE Recommends Three Levels for Cyber Utility Risk Management

The Energy Department recently published a cybersecurity guidance report evaluating cybersecurity risk management and maturity readiness within the electricity industry, Fierce Government IT reports. Molly Bernhart Walker writes the 92-page… Read more »

Boeing Opens New California Cyber Simulation Lab; Per Beith Comments

Boeing Opens New California Cyber Simulation Lab; Per Beith Comments

Boeing has opened a new cybersecurity lab in Huntington Beach, Calif. for prototyping new information security technologies, the company announced Wednesday. Researchers will model and simulate missions and advanced threats… Read more »

Senate Panel Talks Electric Grid Security, Increased Oversight At Hearing

Senate Panel Talks Electric Grid Security, Increased Oversight At Hearing

The Senate Energy Committee held a hearing July 17 about securing electric grid systems and improving cybersecurity for existing infrastructure, Renew Grid Mag reports. Committee Chairman Jeff Bingaman cited a… Read more »

Avaya Helping Agencies Provide Cloud-Based Cyber Training; Chris Formant Comments

Avaya Helping Agencies Provide Cloud-Based Cyber Training; Chris Formant Comments

Avaya Government Solutions is providing federal agencies an online environment to train employees working in cybersecurity, the company announced Thursday. Security staffers will use AvayaLive Engage, a cloud-based learning environment,… Read more »

GAO: Electricity Industry Exposed To Cyber Attacks

GAO: Electricity Industry Exposed To Cyber Attacks

The electric power industry has yet to bridge the gap between mandatory and voluntary cybersecurity regulations, making existing infrastructure at risk for attacks, a government audit says. The Government Accountability… Read more »

Trojan Horse Virus Targeting Govt, Infrastructure Personnel In Iran, Israel

Trojan Horse Virus Targeting Govt, Infrastructure Personnel In Iran, Israel

Seculert and Kasperksy Lab found a Trojan horse virus is infecting computers and stealing data from high-profile individuals in Israel, Iran and other countries in the Middle East. According to… Read more »

Dell Launches Field Mobile Data Center; Joe Ayers Comments

Dell Launches Field Mobile Data Center; Joe Ayers Comments

Dell Inc. is launching a newtactical mobile data center for government and military personnel to deploy at any location, the company announced Tuesday. According to the company, users will install… Read more »

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