List/Grid Tag Archives: Cyber

L-3, Va. Tech Partner for Arlington Cyber Center; Les Rose Comments

L-3, Va. Tech Partner for Arlington Cyber Center; Les Rose Comments

L-3 Communications and Virginia Tech are opening a new cybersecurity research center at the company’s Arlington, Va.-based research center, the Washington Post reports. According to Marjorie Censer, the center will… Read more »

Report: Spear Phishing Attack Hits White House

Report: Spear Phishing Attack Hits White House

A senior administration official revealed last Monday that the White House endured a spear phishing attack against its non-classified computer systems, Margaret Chadbourn reports for Reuters. The official stated that… Read more »

Report: WH Using Cyber Info Sharing Pilots Ahead of Exec Order

Report: WH Using Cyber Info Sharing Pilots Ahead of Exec Order

The White House is using data gathered from two pilot programs to test the potential of a private-public cyber information sharing partnership before a cyber executive order is released, Federal… Read more »

According to Top Iran Official, Cyber War is Worse Than Physical War

According to Top Iran Official, Cyber War is Worse Than Physical War

A top official from Iran has said that a cyber war is “more dangerous than a physical war,” Reuters reports. Due to this philosophy, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps deputy commander of… Read more »

Janet Napolitano: 'Highest Levels' Reviewing WH Cyber Order

Janet Napolitano: 'Highest Levels' Reviewing WH Cyber Order

Executives at the highest levels of government are reviewing a draft White House executive order on cybersecurity, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday, according to National Journal. That order… Read more »

Lieberman: No Cyber Bill Until After November

Lieberman: No Cyber Bill Until After November

The Senate will not consider Sen. Joe Lieberman’s proposed cybersecurity legislation until after the November election, he recently told National Journal reporter Josh Smith. Lieberman, chairman of the Homeland Security… Read more »

DARPA Holding Cyber Offense 'Plan X' Workshops with Contractors, Researchers

DARPA Holding Cyber Offense 'Plan X' Workshops with Contractors, Researchers

Citing an overwhelming response from contractors and researchers, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has rescheduled workshops on the agency’s plan to develop offensive cyber capabilities, Nextgov reports. Originally scheduled… Read more »

NATO Study: Intl Armed Conflict Law Should Include Cyber Ops

NATO Study: Intl Armed Conflict Law Should Include Cyber Ops

Some cyber operations performed within the context of an armed conflict should be governed by international law, a NATO-sponsored study says. Fierce Government IT reports the study, conducted by NATO’s… Read more »

FERC Chair Jon Wellinghoff: Federal Cyber Authority Over Utilities Needed

FERC Chair Jon Wellinghoff: Federal Cyber Authority Over Utilities Needed

It is up to Congress to give approval for new federal regulatory oversight of electric grid cybersecurity, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Jon Wellinghoff said Wednesday, according to The Hill… Read more »

Malware Targets Defense Contractors, Can Go Undetected for Years

Malware Targets Defense Contractors, Can Go Undetected for Years

Researchers from security firm Mandiant revealed the existence of a backdoor Trojan they called Hikit, reports Danielle Walker for SC Magazine. According to Mandiat’s findings, Hikit was discovered only last… Read more »

CERT Team: Malware Impersonating Federal Agencies

CERT Team: Malware Impersonating Federal Agencies

The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team has issued a warning on several malware campaigns disguised as coming from U.S. federal agencies, Fedscoop reports. Once the malware is installed in a… Read more »

Howard Schmidt Calls for Cyber Info Sharing Exec Order

Howard Schmidt Calls for Cyber Info Sharing Exec Order

Former White House cybersecurity chief Howard Schmidt said President Barack Obama should issue an executive order on securing computer networks as soon as possible, National Journal reports. That order, Schmidt… Read more »

Qatar Gas Firm Gets Virus, 2nd Middle East Utility Hit in a Week

Qatar Gas Firm Gets Virus, 2nd Middle East Utility Hit in a Week

A large supplier of liquified natural gas based in Qatar was recently infected by a virus that paralyzed the firm’s internal email services, Doha News reports. A spokeswoman for RasGas… Read more »

FERC: Power Grid Security Certificates Should Have Shorter Terms

FERC: Power Grid Security Certificates Should Have Shorter Terms

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently responded to questions from top Senate lawmakers on cybersecurity standards for power grids, CNET reports. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), chairman of the Homeland Security Committee,… Read more »

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