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Kevin Mandia: Mandiant Research Finds Improvements In Enterprise Threat Detection

Kevin Mandia: Mandiant Research Finds Improvements In Enterprise Threat Detection

Mandiant has published a new report that analyzes the motives and targets of advanced threat attacks that occurred in 2013 and describes how malicious actors compromise enterprise data. Data from the… Read more »

Martin Sutherland: BAE Cyber Business Finds 92K Attacks Per Year

Martin Sutherland: BAE Cyber Business Finds 92K Attacks Per Year

BAE Systems Detica detects 92,000 security attacks a year, averaging to more than 300 times every year and many of them are likely state-sponsored, the Daily Mail reported Saturday. Jon… Read more »

McAfee Adds Identity Management Offerings to Security Portfolio; Pat Calhoun Comments

McAfee Adds Identity Management Offerings to Security Portfolio; Pat Calhoun Comments

McAfee has expanded its systems security portfolio to include identity and access management solutions designed to help organizations manage cloud-based applications while maintaining business agility. The new solutions are part… Read more »

CenturyLink CEO Glen Post Highlights Company’s Anti-Botnet Work At WH

CenturyLink CEO Glen Post Highlights Company’s Anti-Botnet Work At WH

CenturyLink Inc. President and CEO Glen Post attended a White House cybersecurity event this Wednesday to discuss best practices to limit cyber attacks, the company announced Wednesday. A major discussion… Read more »

FBI: Reported Cyber Crimes Cost $485M In 2011

FBI: Reported Cyber Crimes Cost $485M In 2011

Crimes reported to the FBI’s Internet crime center in 2011 cost $485.3 million total, Molly Walker writes on FierceGovernment IT. In 2011, the FBI received 314,246 complaints of Internet-related crime… Read more »

Report: Iran Oil Organizations Suffer Stuxnet-Like Attack

Report: Iran Oil Organizations Suffer Stuxnet-Like Attack

Reports surfaced Monday that Iran’s main oil terminal and the oil ministry suffered a cyber attack by a virus similar to the Stuxnet worm, Reuters reports.  The virus was detected… 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 »

NATO Officials Fall Victim to Facebook Scam, China Suspected

NATO Officials Fall Victim to Facebook Scam, China Suspected

China is in the cyberspace spotlight again for an alleged plot to gather contact information of U.S. and British military leaders by setting up a fake Facebook page for one… Read more »

Companies See Drop in Software Vulnerabilities

Companies See Drop in Software Vulnerabilities

According to reports from various firms, this year has seen a drop in numbers of both cyber attacks and flaws that have been used to attack businesses. Symantec is reportedly expected… Read more »

Symantec Mugshot: Who is the Insider Threat?

Symantec Mugshot: Who is the Insider Threat?

Just the other day, Symantec filled us in on who was most attacked and the most frequent form of cyber attacks. Now they are profiling who some of those attacks… Read more »

Reforms Needed in the Cyber Intelligence World Post 9/11 According to INSA

Reforms Needed in the Cyber Intelligence World Post 9/11 According to INSA

A report by the Intelligence and National Security Alliance warns that the U.S. must develop cyber intelligence as a new and better coordinated government discipline. The white paper titled, “Intelligence… Read more »

KCG Awarded GSA Blanket Purchase Agreement for Cybersecurity Services

KCG Awarded GSA Blanket Purchase Agreement for Cybersecurity Services

Knowledge Consulting Group today announced that it has been awarded a blanket purchase agreement by the U.S. General Services Administration and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to provide cybersecurity services… Read more »

Dale Meyerrose: Supply-Chain Security 'Frequently Overlooked'

Dale Meyerrose: Supply-Chain Security 'Frequently Overlooked'

While cybersecurity discussions often focus on networks and enterprises, there is rarely any talk of how vulnerable supply chains are to an IT compromise, according to a private-sector cybersecurity expert…. Read more »

EU Takes Tougher Stance on Hackers

EU Takes Tougher Stance on Hackers

EU countries have agreed on harsher punishments against hackers who launch cyber attacks similar to those seen in recent weeks against the French government, European institutions and Citigroup, Reuters reports…. Read more »

Hacker Crackdown in Spain Brings Down Suspected Members of Anonymous

Hacker Crackdown in Spain Brings Down Suspected Members of Anonymous

Spanish police today arrested three suspected members of Anonymous on charges of cyber attacking targets including Sony, governments, businesses and financial institutions, Reuters reports. The suspects had been involved in… Read more »

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