Jim Garrettson

Return of the Aurora Attackers?

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Researchers at Symantec say a new round of targeted web assaults appear to come from the same group responsible for last year’s attacks against Google and other major U.S. businesses. Writing on the Symantec Security blog, researcher Karthik Selvaraj said evidence collected on the new targeted attacks have  many of …

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Boeing’s Secret Robot Space Plane Vanishes… For Almost Three Weeks

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Boeing’s unmanned space vehicle, the X-37B (also known by its prototype designation, OTV-1), launched in April. Its top-secret mission and undisclosed capabilities have engendered plentiful speculation from amateur astronomers, space-policy enthusiasts and arms-control activists alike. Recently, however, the spacecraft pulled off a new trick: a vanishing act. The robotic space …

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Hayden: Cyberspace is 'Lawless'

Cyberspace has become a lawless environment without any natural technical barriers to protect information, requiring every user to assume a personal responsibility for firewalls, said Gen. Michael V. Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency and of the CIA. In an interview with PBS, Hayden spoke about the cyber …

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Google CEO: Change Name to Hide Past

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Google CEO Eric Schmidt has suggested a novel approach to offset potentially damaging search-result histories: Change your name once you reach adulthood. “I don’t believe society understands what happens when everything is available, knowable and recorded by everyone all the time,” Schmidt told The Wall Street Journal. Instead, Schmidt envisions …

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Karzai Tells Security Contractors to Take a Hike

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Afghan President Hamad Karzai has issued a stern decree to private security contractors, demanding that the firms cease operations in the country within four months. NATO, which relies on private contractors to secure convoys and bases, is expected to resist the move. According to Karzai’s order, contractors must disband or …

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ManTech to Work with FBI on Cybersecurity

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ManTech International Corporation has received a contract with the FBI’s security division to provide cybersecurity services to the bureau. The contract is worth a potential $99.5 million over a five-year period. ManTech will be responsible for providing cybersecurity support 24/7, including intrusion-detection monitoring, incident identification and response, security engineering,  vulnerability …

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FAA Networks Remain Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks

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The networks of the Federal Aviation Administration are still vulnerable to cyber attacks even though a number of radar facilities have been improved, according to a new government study. The Inspector General of the Department of Transportation said despite the FAA’s steps to install cyber intrusion detection systems in some …

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Clapper Appointed Intelligence Chief

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Presidential nominee James R. Clapper was unanimously confirmed by the Senate yesterday to become the next Director of National Intelligence. Clapper is a retired Air Force lieutenant general who most recently served as director of military intelligence and as undersecretary of defense for intelligence. He will take over for Dennis …

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KC-X Tanker Competition Heats Up

Now that Boeing and EADS have each submitted bids for the Air Force’s lucrative KC-X refueling tanker contract, the war of words between supporters of both companies has kicked into high gear. Following a WTO ruling against illegal subsidies provided to EADS by European governments and the Pentagon’s refusal to …

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