Government Can't Do It Alone says Sen. Rockefeller

Last week during the Business Software Alliance’s Cybersecurity Forum, Senator John ‘Jay’ Rockefeller, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, called for greater cooperation between government and the private sectors in cybersecurity. “In the cyber realm, the idea that the government alone can protect our citizens’ …

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Money Mule Recruiting Campaign Targets Legit Business

Cyber criminals often employ “money mules,” go-betweens  who ferry the money between the victims and the actual criminals. When cyber theft is discovered, the money mules are the ones left holding the bag. In order to get money mules, cyber criminals set up recruiting drives that attempt to appear as …

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Proxy Service Opens Hole for Spies to Slip Through

A number of organizations, both in government and the private sectors, restrict the use of social networking sites by employees at work stations, generally by employing a firewall filter. However, it appears that employees at some of these organizations are not exactly following company (or agency) policy. In a recent …

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IT Worker Gets Jail Time for Theft

A computer contractor from Utah has been sentenced to five years in prison after being convicted of stealing close to $2 million from several credit unions he provided IT support to. Zeldon Morris, of Provo, Utah, was found guilty of stealing the money from from Family First Federal Credit Union, …

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International Cybersecurity Event Kicks Off

The First International Cybersecurity Summit kicks off today in Dallas, Texas, hosted by the EastWest Institute. The goal of the summit is to advance an international dialogue on cybersecurity issues, particularly in the realm of cyber crime. The summit features speakers such as Howard Schmidt, the current White House Cybersecurity …

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Featured Job- Cyber Labs Consultant with Accenture

Job Description: The position will apply technical strategy and architecture to solve client relevant challenges in the areas of cyber situational awareness and information assurance. This person will work with other team members to envision and create prototypes that use emerging technologies to achieve measurable business results and outcomes.This new …

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GAO: CMS’ Lack of Internal Control Hinders Contract Management

In 2007, GAO found deficiencies in CMS’ internal control over administrative services contracts to implement the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA), which required CMS to start applying the FAR to its Medicare claims processing contracts, a process that MMA requires to be finished by fiscal …

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Cyber Crime Unit for Europe?

Ministers in Europe are considering establishing a unit that will call for international cooperation to protect nations and citizens from cyber crime and other technology-related problems. At a general affairs council meeting in Luxembourg on April 26, the Council of European Union proposed different strategies to combat crime on the …

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Kundra and Chopra Assess Open Government Plans

Federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra and Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra say that the Open Government initiative is heading in the right direction, but that much more work is left to assure an implementation that works for all agencies. The pair highlighted three points in a blog post on …

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