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NIST Issues Agency Wi-Fi Security Guidance

NIST Issues Agency Wi-Fi Security Guidance

The National Institute of Standards and Technology issued a set of guidelines to help governments secure wireless local area networks in response to increasing numbers of devices connecting to networks. In… Read more »

NIST, Maryland to Open Natl. Cyber Center for Health IT, Cloud

NIST, Maryland to Open Natl. Cyber Center for Health IT, Cloud

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is partnering with the state of Maryland and Montgomery County, Md. to establish a cybersecurity center near NIST’s Gaithersburg, Md. campus. NIST said… Read more »

DARPA Looking to Develop Human Illusion Tech

DARPA Looking to Develop Human Illusion Tech

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency requested $4 million for a project to develop human deceptive technologies, Wired reports. DARPA will investigate new technologies that can create illusions on the… Read more »

Xerox Subsidiary to Develop Govt. Tech Using Habit Info, Data to Find Insider Threat

Xerox Subsidiary to Develop Govt. Tech Using Habit Info, Data to Find Insider Threat

Xerox subsidiary PARC will help the Defense Department identify internet threats before damage is done under a $3.5 million contract, Xerox announced Wednesday. Under the two-year contract, PARC will partner… Read more »

Air Force, Postal Inspectors Sift Big Data to Find Hacker

Air Force, Postal Inspectors Sift Big Data to Find Hacker

The Air Force and Postal Service inspectors recently caught a cyber thief by analyzing computer data, according to an official Air Force report.  Rene Quimby located vulnerabilities in the Army and… Read more »

Report: NSA to Use 'Whitelist' Approach for PC Security

Report: NSA to Use 'Whitelist' Approach for PC Security

In the cybersecurity realm, malicious software is not blacklisted unless it is first labeled as malicious. However, the National Security Agency has plans to use a program where software is… Read more »

Symantec Opens Herndon, Va. Cybersecurity Center

Symantec Opens Herndon, Va. Cybersecurity Center

Symantec Corp. has opened a new security operations center in Herndon, Va. to support the company’s managed security services group, the company announced Tuesday. The new center was formerly located… Read more »

Report: NATO Saving Cyber Offense Plans for Later

Report: NATO Saving Cyber Offense Plans for Later

 In a 2010 strategic concept report, NATO said cyber attacks were becoming more damaging to government administrations and economies. NATO leaders are meeting in Brussels, Belgium this week but cybersecurity measures… Read more »

NIST Wants Security Beyond Passwords for Cyber Transactions

NIST Wants Security Beyond Passwords for Cyber Transactions

The National Institute of Standards and Technology will award $10 million for pilot projects aimed at creating a trusted online identity using aspects other than passwords or simple IDs. NIST… Read more »

Los Alamos Lab Uses Quantum Physics for Mobile Security

Los Alamos Lab Uses Quantum Physics for Mobile Security

Through quantum cryptography, researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers have invented a new system to secure large transfers of information between mobile devices. LANL recently released information about the… Read more »

SAIC, Energy Software Firm Form Joint Product Alliance

SAIC, Energy Software Firm Form Joint Product Alliance

SAIC Inc. and energy software firm C3 have formed an alliance to deliver energy solutions to public sector, industrial and commercial customers, according to an SAIC release. SAIC said the… Read more »

Raytheon's WebShield Approved for Defense, Intelligence Agencies

Raytheon's WebShield Approved for Defense, Intelligence Agencies

The United Cross Domain Management Office has added Raytheon’s data guard product WebShield to the office’s version 4.1 baseline list, Raytheon announced Tuesday. The baseline list includes approved products using cross… Read more »

'Anonymous' Hackers Hit Justice Department

'Anonymous' Hackers Hit Justice Department

The Justice Department‘s website was shut down Thursday afternoon in what the FBI called a “denial of service attack.” The hacking group “Anonymous” claimed responsibility for the attacks on its… Read more »

New Program Certifies Cyber Professionals for Fed Career

New Program Certifies Cyber Professionals for Fed Career

Nonprofit security professional organization (ISC)2 has expanded a program for assisting cybersecurity professionals in earning ceritifcations and skills for a future federal career.  The group said it is including new… Read more »

NSA Director: Defense Network Not 'Defensible'

NSA Director: Defense Network Not 'Defensible'

For fiscal year 2012, the U.S. government allotted more than $318 million to be used in support of cybersecurity integration, development and workforce needs. Army Gen. Keith Alexander, head of… Read more »

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