List/Grid Tag Archives: DHS

Concurrent Technologies’ Norman Reitter Elected to Board of Directors for MORS

Concurrent Technologies’ Norman Reitter Elected to Board of Directors for MORS

Concurrent Technologies Corporation has announced its IT adviser Norman Reitter has been elected to the board of directors for the Military Operations Research Society. Reitter has been on the board… Read more »

DHS Warns of Potential Attacks by Anonymous, LulzSec

DHS Warns of Potential Attacks by Anonymous, LulzSec

In light of recent cyber attacks against government agencies and affiliations, the Department of Homeland Security released a statement warning organizations to keep alert for potential cyber attacks from hacktivist… Read more »

DHS: Stuxnet Clones May Target US Infrastructures

DHS: Stuxnet Clones May Target US Infrastructures

Officials from the Department of Homeland Security warned Congress yesterday that potential variants of the Stuxnet worm could threaten important U.S. infrastructures. Roberta Stempfley and Sean P. McGurk from the… Read more »

US-CERT Director Resigns

US-CERT Director Resigns

Randy Vickers, director of the United States Computer Emergency Response Team, unexpectedly resigned from his position Friday following a recent spike in the number of cyber attacks against government agencies… Read more »

US, India Sign Cybersecurity MOU

US, India Sign Cybersecurity MOU

The United States and India signed a Memorandum of Understanding today to strengthen ties and promote information sharing between the nations’ organizations tasked with cybersecurity, the Department of Homeland Security… Read more »

Senators Propose 'Gold Standard' for Cybersecurity

Senators Propose 'Gold Standard' for Cybersecurity

In an op-ed for The Washington Post, Sens. Joe Lieberman, Susan Collins and Tom Carper propose a “gold standard” in cybersecurity to help protect networks and computers from hackers and… Read more »

DHS Test Shows Humans are Weakest Link in Cybersecurity

DHS Test Shows Humans are Weakest Link in Cybersecurity

In a test to evaluate how easy it would be for hackers to social-engineer employees and gain access to computer systems, the Department of Homeland Security found the human factor… Read more »

DHS Reduces Grant Funding in Effort to Focus on High-Risk Areas

DHS Reduces Grant Funding in Effort to Focus on High-Risk Areas

Homeland Security recently released a grant guidance report, which shows a reduction in grant funding. About 25 percent of funds were cut in fiscal 2011 as compared to fiscal 2010…. Read more »

DHS to Recruit 140 Cyber Warriors to Defend US Networks, Systems

DHS to Recruit 140 Cyber Warriors to Defend US Networks, Systems

The Department of Homeland Security is planning to amp up its cybersecurity workforce by more than 50 percent in efforts to spearhead governmentwide efforts to secure federal networks against cyber… Read more »

DHS Cyber Official Phil Reitinger Resigns

DHS Cyber Official Phil Reitinger Resigns

Phil Reitinger, deputy undersecretary for Department of Homeland Security’s National Protection and Programs Directorate, announced his resignation yesterday. According to the National Journal, Reitinger will leave his post June 3…. Read more »

Napolitano, Attorney General to Attend European Cyber Crime Forum

Napolitano, Attorney General to Attend European Cyber Crime Forum

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano are this week making a transatlantic trip to Hungary to attend a forum on cyber crime, UPI reported.   While… Read more »

No Furlough for DHS Cybersecurity Staff amid Possible Government Shutdown

No Furlough for DHS Cybersecurity Staff amid Possible Government Shutdown

Amid concerns and the likelihood of a government shutdown, Homeland Security officials told Nextgov those who perform cybersecurity functions will not be furloughed if the shutdown happens. The lack of… Read more »

Raytheon Hosts Event to Bring Awareness of Cyber Threats to Utilities Industry

Raytheon Hosts Event to Bring Awareness of Cyber Threats to Utilities Industry

Raytheon, in partnership with the Texas A&M Energy Engineering Institute and the Energy Institute of the University of Texas at Austin, hosted a Cybersecurity Utilities Symposium this week. With public… Read more »

Lynn Honored with Eagle Award for Cybersecurity Efforts

Lynn Honored with Eagle Award for Cybersecurity Efforts

The Pentagon’s second-in-charge was  recognized Monday as a leader in IT at an awards event held in Washington, D.C. Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn, III accepted the “Eagle Award”… Read more »

USIS CEO Bill Mixon on New Advisory Board, Shifting GovCon Market

USIS CEO Bill Mixon on New Advisory Board, Shifting GovCon Market

USIS recently announced the creation of an advisory board made up of senior leaders in government and industry to help develop business opportunities and to provide guidance on how best… Read more »

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