Cyber Experts Give Gloomy Diagnosis

Today’s cyber threats are not preventable and there is currently no way to defend any large-scale environment, said Amit Yoran, CEO of NetWitness Corporation at yesterday’s cyber conference in New York. Agence France-Presse reported how this bleak forecast comes from the FBI-sponsored conference at Fordham University in a time when …

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Researchers Find Botnet Used to Steal Banking Information

Security researchers have discovered a botnet which appeared to control around 100,000 users in the United Kingdom. The cyber criminals running the botnet appear to be based in Eastern Europe and have been using the botnet to carry out financial fraud. Researchers with Trusteer, a secure browsing service provider, discovered …

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China Hosts Cybersecurity Conference

Cybersecurity experts from around the world are meeting in Beijing, China this week to discuss cyber issues, according to Chinese news agency Xinhuanet. Around 300 individuals from countries including the United States, Japan and Australia are attending the event, hosted by XFOCUS, a Chinese information security society. The conference is …

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Researchers Claim Unbreakable Cryptography

A group of researchers claim to have developed a way to encrypt messages so a user must be in a specific geolocation to unlock the message. The position-based quantum cryptography is currently scheduled to be presented at the 2010 IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science, which takes place in …

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Hack Exploits Google Street View to Find Victims

A security researcher has developed an attack which can be used for stalking, using JavaScript and geolocation information from Google to determine a victim’s location. During a presentation at the BlackHat conference last week, titled “How I Met Your Girlfriend,” Samy Kamkar discussed the new method in detail. It works …

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Saudi Arabia to Shut Down Blackberry Messenger Function Friday

Saudi Arabia’s telecommunications watchdog, the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), has asked telecom firms to block to messenger function on Blackberry devices by Friday. The ban would remain until all three mobile phone operators in Saudi Arabia complied with “the regulatory requirements it has requested.” CITC did not specify …

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Wednesday Wins

This week, General Dynamics signed a $33.2 million delivery order with the U.S. Marine Corps; BAE Systems, CACI and Raytheon scored Navy deals. Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and General Dynamics notched DoD wins; HP was selected by the nonprofit Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association to help with the organization’s green …

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SAIC to Acquire Reveal Imaging Technologies, Inc.

Science Applications International Corporation announced Monday it has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Reveal Imaging Technologies, Inc., a threat-detection products and services company. Founded in 2002 in direct response to the U.S. government’s post-9/11 mandate for aviation-security screening, Reveal initially focused on developing technology to accurately and efficiently screen …

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Apps for the Army Contest Winners Announced

The Army has announced winners of the Apps for the Army application development challenge at the ongoing LandWarNet Conference in Tampa, Fla. The A4A is the Army’s first internal application development challenge. In 75 days, 141 soldiers and Army civilians registered to partake in the challenge. By the May 15 …

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Pineda Appointed as Dell Services’ Chief Operations Leader

Dell has announced that Richard Pinada, former general manager of the company’s Department of Defense Division, has been appointed as Chief Operations Leader (COL) of the company’s Dell Services Federal Government Division and will assume the position immediately. Pineda joined Dell Services, formerly Perot Systems, in March 1997. Since that …

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House Cyber Caucus Launches Website

The House Cybersecurity Caucus has launched a new website to raise awareness regarding cybersecurity issues and serve as a forum for members of Congress to work together on cybersecurity legislation. Co-chairs of the caucus, Reps. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., and Mike McCaul, R-Texas, said they would like the website to be …

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Executive Spotlight: John Sutton of Global Crossing

John Sutton is a member of Global Crossing’s leadership team, guiding the firm’s Federal Sector business.  He spoke with ExecutiveBiz about his firm, growth strategy and cybersecurity. ExecutiveBiz:  Can you talk about your new job and your top priorities? John Sutton:  Global Crossing made a decision to further its investment …

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Botnet Infiltrated by Researchers

Security researchers have managed to infiltrate a botnet which had amassed around 60GB of stolen information. The command and control servers were in charge of some 55,000 zombie computers by the time researchers infiltrated the botnet, according to researchers with AVG. The botnet appeared to be the work of a …

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