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Navy Awards Contract for Game Console Data Mining

Navy Awards Contract for Game Console Data Mining

The U.S. Navy has awarded a research and development contract to a California-based firm to test and develop methods for data forensics of gaming consoles. The firm will develop prototype rigs… Read more »

Gordon Snow: Cyber Attacks on Mobile Devices to Climb

Gordon Snow: Cyber Attacks on Mobile Devices to Climb

The FBI expects cyber attacks on smartphones and tablet computers to increase in the near future, a top FBI official said, according to AOL. Gordon Snow, assistant director in charge… Read more »

Los Alamos Hosts Cyber Breach Simulation; CIO Tom Harper Comments

Los Alamos Hosts Cyber Breach Simulation; CIO Tom Harper Comments

Government information technology and cyber experts gathered at Los Alamos National Laboratory Thursday to simulate cyber threats and develop cyber response strategies. The laboratory said Eventide cyber simulation event hosted… Read more »

Estonia President Ilves: Intellectual Property Main Target in Cyber Warfare

Estonia President Ilves: Intellectual Property Main Target in Cyber Warfare

Cyber threats have changed the face of war but Estonia’s president suggests the greatest threats are not to military targets and critical infrastructure, but intellectual property instead, GCN reports.  Estonia’s… Read more »

Industry Experts: Best to Recognize Networks Are Indefensible

Industry Experts: Best to Recognize Networks Are Indefensible

Army Gen. Keith Alexander, head of the National Security Agency and Cyber Command, told attendees of an FBI-sponsored event in January that the U.S. defense network is currently “not defensible.”  Amit… Read more »

Pentagon Using Big Data to Uncover Cyberespionage

Pentagon Using Big Data to Uncover Cyberespionage

The government launched a big data research and development initiative Thursday. The Defense Department, which among five agencies involved in the initiative launch, plans to pursue projects for autonomous systems…. Read more »

Former White House CIO Cautions Against 'Excessive' Cyber Reporting

Former White House CIO Cautions Against 'Excessive' Cyber Reporting

A former White House chief information officer is suggesting current cyber information sharing programs do little for network resiliency, FierceGovernment IT reports.  Theresa Payton said at an eIQ Networks event… Read more »

NTIA: Spectrum Reallocation to Cost $18B

NTIA: Spectrum Reallocation to Cost $18B

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration released details Tuesday on its proposal to reallocate 95 megahertz of federal spectrum for commercial use, NextGov reports. The NTIA said the reallocation would… Read more »

Commerce Seeks IT Networkers For NIST, Maryland Cyber Lab

Commerce Seeks IT Networkers For NIST, Maryland Cyber Lab

The National Institute of Standards and Technology announced in February that it will partner with the state of Maryland to establish a cybersecurity center near NIST’s Gathersburg, Md. headquarters. NIST said… Read more »

Kennedy Space Center Getting Software, Security Refresh

Kennedy Space Center Getting Software, Security Refresh

NASA’s Kennedy Space Center will upgrade its information technology system and change its cybersecurity measures across the board, a NASA official said.  Mike Bolger, Kennedy’s chief information officer, said the… Read more »

Retiring FBI Cyber Official: US Cyber Strategy 'Unsustainable'

Retiring FBI Cyber Official: US Cyber Strategy 'Unsustainable'

The current approach used by the U.S. to secure critical networks is unsustainable, a retiring FBI cyber official told the Wall Street Journal.  Shawn Henry, executive assistant director for cybersecurity,… Read more »

IBM, Rutgers Launch Big Data Computing Center

IBM, Rutgers Launch Big Data Computing Center

IBM and Rutgers University are partnering to launch a computing center focused on big data analytics, the company announced Tuesday. The high-performance computing center will become a component of the… Read more »

Air Force Space Head Wants 'Holistic' Cyber Defense Plan

Air Force Space Head Wants 'Holistic' Cyber Defense Plan

Defense and intelligence officials told the Senate Tuesday that the U.S. needs new strategy to mitigate cyber attacks. Gen. William Shelton, head of the Air Force Space Command, is also looking… Read more »

Industry Group Agrees to Cyber Tactics for Botnets, Hijacking

Industry Group Agrees to Cyber Tactics for Botnets, Hijacking

An industry advisory group has voluntarily taken on suggested tactics to defend networks against three major cybersecurity threat areas, the Federal Communication Commission announced Thursday.  The Communications, Security, Reliability and… Read more »

Verizon: 2011 The Year of Hacktivism

Verizon: 2011 The Year of Hacktivism

The year of 2011 led to the rise of hacktivism as one of the leading causes of data breaches, according to a telecommunications and government contracting firm. Verizon issued a… Read more »

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