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DHS Chief Announces Cyber Awareness Competition

DHS Chief Announces Cyber Awareness Competition

Department of Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano announced the National Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign Challenge Competition at the RSA conference in California Wednesday. The campaign will solicit ideas from individuals and… Read more »

GovCon Daily News Recap – Feb. 18, 2010

GovCon Daily News Recap – Feb. 18, 2010

The UN’s climate change chief, Yvo De Boer, resigned and is moving to KPMG. CSC won a six-year contract extension with Sunshine State Insurance. Caryn Wagner was confirmed as Undersecretary… Read more »

Mischel Kwon: Cybersecurity is a Group Effort

Mischel Kwon: Cybersecurity is a Group Effort

Cybersecurity is becoming a more central portion of the US national lexicon, particularly in Washington. Recently, the House passed the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act, which has gone to the Senate for… Read more »

Former DHS Cyber Official Joins Information Security Forum

Former DHS Cyber Official Joins Information Security Forum

The Information Security Forum, a leading authority on information security, has announced that Greg Garcia has joined ISF as Strategic Advisor for North America. Garcia is the former DHS Assistant… Read more »

DHS to Outsource Cyber Education

DHS to Outsource Cyber Education

The Department of Homeland Security has selected the National Cyber Security Alliance to help the department disseminate information regarding cyber security to the general public, according to an announcement on… Read more »

What's In and Out in 2010

What's In and Out in 2010

The past year has seen a variety of issues arise throughout the cyber security community. As we look into the New Year, here are our predictions surrounding what will be… Read more »

Reitinger: Better Metrics Needed to Drive Forward Security Practices

Reitinger: Better Metrics Needed to Drive Forward Security Practices

Phil Reitinger, deputy undersecretary of the Department of Homeland Security’s National Protection and Programs Directorate and director of the National Cybersecurity Center, believes better metrics are needed to drive better… Read more »

DHS to Have Virtual Job Fair

DHS to Have Virtual Job Fair

Back in October, at the launch of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano announced DHS had been authorized to hire an additional 1,000 cyber security professionals. In… Read more »

GAO Details 5 Areas DHS Should Work On

GAO Details 5 Areas DHS Should Work On

During a hearing on post-9/11 transportation issues, a representative of the Government Accountability Office outlined five key cybersecurity areas the Department of Homeland Security should address. According to the statement,… Read more »

Diffused Cybersecurity Responsibilities

Diffused Cybersecurity Responsibilities

In the cybersecurity realm, a number of professionals have advocated for a centralized approach. The U.S. military has stood up a Cyber Command to coordinate cybersecurity for the DoD and… Read more »

Is Congress to Blame for Poor US Cybersecurity?

Is Congress to Blame for Poor US Cybersecurity?

According to a former assistant secretary for cybersecurity at DHS, Congress shares some of the blame for the current state of cyber security in the United States. Gregory Garcia, assistant… Read more »

Bruce McConnell of DHS Looks to Long-Term Solutions

Bruce McConnell of DHS Looks to Long-Term Solutions

The Department of Homeland Security has a central role to play in the future of cybersecurity. Given U.S. reticence to involve the military in protecting civilian networks, DHS will serve… Read more »

Senior DHS cybersecurity official Bruce McConnell: Current security approach like ‘Whac-A-Mole’

Senior DHS cybersecurity official Bruce McConnell: Current security approach like ‘Whac-A-Mole’

Senior DHS cybersecurity official Bruce McConnell recently compared current US computer security response to the game “Whac-A-Mole.” “A threat pops up here, we whack it down, and another one comes… Read more »

Competing Proposals for Cyber Coordinator

Competing Proposals for Cyber Coordinator

Last Friday, Sen. Joe Lieberman, chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, outlined the key principles he hopes to include in legislation put forward with Susan Collins on… Read more »

DHS Opens Cybersecurity Center

DHS Opens Cybersecurity Center

The Department of Homeland Security opened a new cybersecurity center today: The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, which will serve as a central warning center for cyber. DHS Secretary… Read more »

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