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DHS Weakened By White House Cyber Czar Position?

Some lawmakers, including Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), are worried the new White House cyber coordinator will diminish the Department of Homeland Security power and ability to forward U.S. military cybersecurity. Read the Computerworld article here.

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The Day the Media Died

Video available here A not so long time ago/I can still remember how/the big three used to give you reach And if you splurged on a TV spot/your brand could really gain a lot/at least that’s what they told you in the speech. But the digital revolution felt like thunder/with every …

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UK Plans to Centralize Cybersecurity

Prime Minister Gordon Brown of the UK announced the creation of a new national cybersecurity center  by the end of this month. Cybersecurity currently falls under multiple agencies, including the Serious Organized Crime Agency and the Metropolitan Police e-crime unit. The initiative is part of a u-turn in the UK government’s national strategy and an attempt …

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The Future of Computers: Less is More

Tom Watson, the founder of IBM, famously remarked, “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” It looks like he might have guessed too many. Cloud computing is one of the hottest trend in IT.  Basically, cloud computing is shifting software and memory resources away from personal computers …

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SAIC Releases Global Cybersecurity Model

The Science Applications International Corporation and the Supply Chain Management Center at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business published the Building A Cyber Supply Chain Assurance Reference Model today. The white paper approves President Barack Obama’s newfound emphasis on cybersecurity, and is the first to analyze how …

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Cyber Command Announcement Expected Monday

DoD is expected to announce the long-expected plan to establish a Cyber Command on Monday, according to federalnewsradio.com. Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn will speak at the Center for Strategic and International Studies on June 15, and, according to Jim Lewis, the director of the center’s Technology and Public …

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Cybersecurity Experts: Government's Role in Cybersecurity Needs Expansion

Experts from across industry and academia told a house subcommittee today that the government’s role in cybersecurity research, development, and education needs to be expanded and improved. Cybersecurity experts told the House Science and Technology Committee’s Research and Science Education Subcommittee that government-funded cybersecurity R&D programs and interface with the private sector …

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Gates: DoD is Beefing Up Cybersecurity Efforts

The Defense Department is beefing up cybersecurity capabilities, according to Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ testimony before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Defense Subcommittee. Gates said cybersecurity must be a priority for the DoD, and his budget request reflects that. The request increases funding for a range of information assurance capabilities to improve the …

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Well-Known Hacker Appointed to DHS Advisory Team

Hacker and Information Security consultant Jeff Moss has joined the cybersecurity advisory team at the Department of Homeland Security. Moss, founder of the hacker groups Black Hat and DefCon, along with other members of the Homeland Security Advisory Council, was sworn in Friday by DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. The panel …

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NH Man Made $112,000 in Bank-Account Hacking Scheme

Alexey Mineev, a  Hampton, N.H., resident, has pleaded guilty to fraud charges for his role in a scheme to empty brokerage accounts by installing Trojan keystroke-monitoring software on victims’ computers. The hacker would infect PCs with malicious Trojan software via spam, software that monitored keystrokes after an infected computer logged on …

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Apple Unveils New iPhone

The iPhone 3G S was revealed yesterday at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Franciscom and Apple claims it is “the fastest, most powerful iPhone yet,” boasting improved speed and performance. According to Apple, the new iPhone has twice the processing power of the iPhone 3G, longer battery life, a …

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DC3 Needs 10,000 Cybersecurity Experts

The Defense Cyber Crime Center  is taking the search for security experts seriously holding a national competition and talent search to find the 10,000 security experts it needs. These experts are needed throughout the government, from energy and aviation, to defense and homeland security. James Christy, director of future exploration at …

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