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Feds Say Illinois Water Pump Was Not Hacked

Feds Say Illinois Water Pump Was Not Hacked

Last week, the story broke that a water pump at a Springfield, Ill. utility had failed and hackers were to blame. Now, the Department of Homeland Security is saying that… Read more »

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NIST Releases New Dataset to Combat Cyber Attacks

NIST Releases New Dataset to Combat Cyber Attacks

A group of computer scientists says they have enlarged a database designed to improve applications that help programmers find weaknesses in software. The team from the National Institute of Standards… Read more »

Lockheed Leads Charge for Cybersecurity Alliance

Lockheed Leads Charge for Cybersecurity Alliance

Lockheed Martin has been working closely with member companies of their Cybersecurity Alliance, Federal News Radio reported in an interview with Curt Aubley, vice president and chief technology officer for… Read more »

Did Hackers Shut Down Illinois Water Pump? Feds Looking Into It

Did Hackers Shut Down Illinois Water Pump? Feds Looking Into It

A water pump at a Springfield, Ill. utility failed Nov. 8. Usually this would be considered a technical difficulty, but this failure has raised eyebrows of the federal government. Joe… Read more »

Could Bringing Own Device to Work Also Bring Hackers?

Could Bringing Own Device to Work Also Bring Hackers?

Federal employees who bring their own iPhones and Android devices to work may also bring a growing risk of hackers creating chaos, according to a forecast from M86 Security Labs…. Read more »

More Androids Means More Malware According to McAfee

More Androids Means More Malware According to McAfee

Android is the new major mobile malware target and Anonymous is the primary hacktivist in the third quarter, according to McAfee‘s research. The company saw a 37 percent increase in… Read more »

Raytheon Trusted Gateway Added to UCDMO Baseline List

Raytheon Trusted Gateway Added to UCDMO Baseline List

A Raytheon data transfer platform, Trusted Gateway System, has been approved by the Unified Cross Domain Management Office to be on the office’s Version 4.1 Baseline list. The list contains… Read more »

Symantec Accepts $530M Buyout From Huawei, Firm with Suspected Ties to Chinese Military

Symantec Accepts $530M Buyout From Huawei, Firm with Suspected Ties to Chinese Military

Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei, which currently owns 51 percent of a joint venture with Symantec, has agreed to purchase the 49 percent it doesn’t own from the American security company. Symantec… Read more »

DARPA-SAIC Program Aims to Combat Insiders by Tracking Online Activity

DARPA-SAIC Program Aims to Combat Insiders by Tracking Online Activity

A research project led by SAIC Inc. is working on a program for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency that can detect suspicious online behavior before an insider creates chaos,… Read more »

Symantec Finds Small, Midsize Firms Think Cyberattacks Won't Happen to Them

Symantec Finds Small, Midsize Firms Think Cyberattacks Won't Happen to Them

A recently released study from Symantec Corp. found that most are aware of potential threats, but it seems small and medium businesses don’t think it could happen to them. The company’s 2011 SMB… Read more »

AT&T Releases PaaS Software to Help Businesses Launch Own Apps

AT&T Releases PaaS Software to Help Businesses Launch Own Apps

 AT&T has made a push in cloud technology with the unveiling of it’s platform as a service application software. PaaS serves as a self sustainable cloud based service tool to help… Read more »

Kratos Expands Cybersecurity Capabilities with SecureInfo Acquisition

Kratos Expands Cybersecurity Capabilities with SecureInfo Acquisition

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions is expanding its presence in the cybersecurity market, announcing today that it has purchased SecureInfo Corp., a defense and intelligence cybersecurity firm. SecureInfo provides solutions for cloud security… Read more »

Study Says Online Privacy Tools Not Working as Advertised

Study Says Online Privacy Tools Not Working as Advertised

Average Internet users who think online privacy tools adequately protect them have a problem according to Carnegie Mellon University researchers: the tools do not work all that well. In a… Read more »

McAfee Looking Beyond Desktop, Offering Mobile Security Tips

McAfee Looking Beyond Desktop, Offering Mobile Security Tips

McAfee sees a need to “step back” and examine security on a broader spectrum than the current defensive methodology. Security leaders should look at security as beyond just the computer,… Read more »

Salesforce.com Hires Former Oracle and SAP Executive John Wookey

Salesforce.com Hires Former Oracle and SAP Executive John Wookey

CIO.com is reporting Salesforce.com has hired former Oracle and SAP executive John Wookey. He left SAP earlier this year after serving for two-and-a-half years, where he managed the vendor’s on-demand software… Read more »

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