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DHS' Head of Cyber Division Outlines Goals

DHS' Head of Cyber Division Outlines Goals

Earlier this year, Roberta Stempfley was named director of the National Cybersecurity Division at the Department of Homeland Security. She is responsible for, among other duties, U.S.-CERT which was recently… Read more »

Richard Steinnon: DHS Not Using Right Tools for Cyber War

Richard Steinnon: DHS Not Using Right Tools for Cyber War

The Department of Homeland Security is not employing the right tools for cyber warfare, writes Richard Steinnon, author of Surviving Cyberwar. Citing the recent hearing in which the inspector general… Read more »

Zeus Malware Distributed via Terror-Themed Spam

Zeus Malware Distributed via Terror-Themed Spam

Spammers are notorious for latching on to the most recent trend in an effort to increase click rates. Recently, a spam campaign containing Zeus malware utilized recent concerns over terrorism… Read more »

DHS Official: Cybersecurity Mission Requires Teamwork

DHS Official: Cybersecurity Mission Requires Teamwork

The United States must be aware and focused on combating the threats in cyberspace, a DHS official told members of the House Committee on Homeland Security. “As a nation, it… Read more »

DHS IG: US-CERT Needs Work

DHS IG: US-CERT Needs Work

Despite the various accomplishments of the U.S.-CERT in the past few years, there are still many areas that need improvement, DHS’ Inspector General told members of the House Committee on… Read more »

DHS Deputy Under Secretary Reitinger: No Cybersecurity ‘Silver Bullet’

DHS Deputy Under Secretary Reitinger: No Cybersecurity ‘Silver Bullet’

Department of Homeland Security Deputy Under Secretary, National Protection and Programs Directorate Philip Reitinger testified before the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee that the government foray into protecting the… Read more »

DHS Cyber Official: There is No Silver Bullet to Cybersecurity

DHS Cyber Official: There is No Silver Bullet to Cybersecurity

The U.S. cybersecurity effort does not need the creation of a new agency or department, a senior DHS official told members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee… Read more »

GSA and DHS Approve AT&T as Cyber Provider for Government

GSA and DHS Approve AT&T as Cyber Provider for Government

The Department of Homeland Security and the General Services Administration have approved AT&T as the first government-wide cyber provider under the Networx contract. Yesterday, AT&T announced that the company was… Read more »

DHS Official: DHS May Merge Cyber and Infrastructure Protection

DHS Official: DHS May Merge Cyber and Infrastructure Protection

In order to better meet its mission, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) may merge its cybersecurity unit with its infrastructure protection unit, according to Todd Keil, assistant secretary of… Read more »

Department of Homeland Security Connects to Private Sector

Department of Homeland Security Connects to Private Sector

What started out as a centralized information catalog for the Department of Homeland Security’s private sector partners has turned into a great resource for anyone wanting to find out information… Read more »

New Approach to Data Sharing between DHS, Financial Services Companies

New Approach to Data Sharing between DHS, Financial Services Companies

The government could soon have a new method of securing its computer networks. In collaboration with financial services companies, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense are… Read more »

DHS Announces Close to $790 Million in Grants for Critical Infrastructure Protection

DHS Announces Close to $790 Million in Grants for Critical Infrastructure Protection

The Department of Homeland Security has announced its fiscal year 2010 Preparedness Grants, which represents close to $790 million to assist local, state and tribal governments, as well as the… Read more »

Daily Government Contracting Recap – April 8, 2010

Daily Government Contracting Recap – April 8, 2010

Learn how to track a hacker. Jeff Zients mandated upgrades for USASpending.gov. Robert Gates called for funding for special operations. FCC’s General Counsel commented on the Comcast Corp. v. FCC… Read more »

GAO Gives DHS Accolades for National Infrastructure Plan

GAO Gives DHS Accolades for National Infrastructure Plan

The Government Accountability Office recently released a report that applauds the Department of Homeland Security’s new National Infrastructure Plan’s emphasis on cybersecurity. “DHS increased its emphasis on resiliency in the… Read more »

Daily Government Contracting Recap – April 5, 2010

Daily Government Contracting Recap – April 5, 2010

DHS is publishing a report giving cyber experts an in-depth look at a botnet. The Navy is tweaking its social media policy. Cyber bodyguards are setting up in Switzerland. Google… Read more »

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