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McAfee, SAIC Create APT Cyber Attack Solution; Charles Beard Comments

McAfee, SAIC Create APT Cyber Attack Solution; Charles Beard Comments

SAIC Inc. and McAfee announced plans in October to partner to build new cybersecurity solutions for national governments, intelligence, telecommunications and enterprises worldwide.  The companies announced Monday that the resulting… Read more »

Researchers Relate Gas Pipeline Attacks To RSA Breach

Researchers Relate Gas Pipeline Attacks To RSA Breach

Recent spear-phishing attacks and breaches on natural gas pipeline companies can be traced back to the same spies likely involved in the RSA Inc. cyber attacks last year, the Christian… Read more »

Exclusive: McAfee CTO Phyllis Schneck Talks Cyber Threats, Lattanze Award Win

Exclusive: McAfee CTO Phyllis Schneck Talks Cyber Threats, Lattanze Award Win

Each year, Loyola College recognizes information technology thought leaders who have made an impact in the field with the Lattanze Executive of the Year Award.  Dr. Phyllis Schneck, McAfee’s chief… Read more »

UK Defense Ministry Suffers Cyber Attack Via Facebook

UK Defense Ministry Suffers Cyber Attack Via Facebook

In early March, reports surfaced that U.S. and British leaders had mistakenly accepted Facebook friend requests from an illegitimate profile of NATAO Senior Commander and U.S. Navy Adm. James Stavridis. Similar… Read more »

US, EU Officials Discuss Cyber Cooperation; Jane Holl Lute Comments

US, EU Officials Discuss Cyber Cooperation; Jane Holl Lute Comments

The U.S. and European Union have developed cooperative cyber crime investigations but officials suggest developing policy for a concrete partnership may prove more difficult, GCN reports. U.S. and E.U. officials… Read more »

Report: Iran Cyber Threat Perceptions Fueled by House Hearing

Report: Iran Cyber Threat Perceptions Fueled by House Hearing

Experts told House lawmakers this week that they believe Iran is a bigger threat than China or Russia, having passed developmental stages for offensive capabilities and moved onto defensive efforts… Read more »

In-Q-Tel CISO Dan Greer Wants Human Touch in Security Loop

In-Q-Tel CISO Dan Greer Wants Human Touch in Security Loop

We no longer live in a time where disconnecting critical infrastructure components from the Internet is a viable options, a top security officer from In-Q-Tel told Boston Source conference attendees Wednesday. … Read more »

Shawn Henry: Private Sector Has Cyber Info Void to Fill

Shawn Henry: Private Sector Has Cyber Info Void to Fill

Cybersecurity efforts should focus on hunting down the network intruder instead of trying to defend the network from an attack, says Shawn Henry, the FBI’s former top cyber official. Henry… Read more »

Suzanne Vautrinot: Air Force Cybercom Plays Defense for Info Advantage

Suzanne Vautrinot: Air Force Cybercom Plays Defense for Info Advantage

The Air Force’s cyber command operates with the same mission-focus as any other command of the force, Maj. Gen. Suzanne Vautrinot said this week, according to an Air Force release…. Read more »

Northrop Recruits Interns at DC High School Cyber Defense Event; Diane Miller Comments

Northrop Recruits Interns at DC High School Cyber Defense Event; Diane Miller Comments

A group of cyber savvy high school students recently traveled cross-country to participate in a Washington-based cyber defense competition, the Los Angeles Times reports.  The CyberPatriot National High School Cyber… 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 »

L-3 Forms R&D Partnership With Two College Labs; Les Rose Comments

L-3 Forms R&D Partnership With Two College Labs; Les Rose Comments

L-3 Communications is partnering with Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Maryland to conduct technology research and development projects. Les Rose, president of the company’s Reston, Va.-based Stratis… 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 »

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