Executive Profile: Jim McWeeney

Jim McWeeney is the President and CEO at Corporate Risk International, a global full-service, business intelligence and risk management firm.  CRI’s clients operate or seek to operate in many of the world’s emerging markets – Latin America, China, India, Russia, The Middle East and Africa – and our services are …

Read More »

Vulnerability Found in E-Passports

Computer science researchers at a university in Britain have discovered a vulnerability in E-passports issued by the United States, U.K. and around 50 other countries, according to HomelandSecurityNewswire. According to the researchers, the E-passports are vulnerable to “traceability attacks,” which allows hackers to remotely track a passport holder. The vulnerability …

Read More »

Schmidt Claims Internet More Secure

Earlier this week, White House cybersecurity coordinator Howard Schmidt gave his first public appearance following his appointment, claiming the Internet is more secure now than it has been in recent years. Schmidt spoke at the Advisory Committee to the Congressional Internet Caucus’ State of the Internet Conference in Washington, D,C. …

Read More »

Bank Sues Victim over Cyber Theft

PlainsCapital Bank in Texas is suing Hillary Machinery Inc after the customer was hit by a cyber theft of $800,000. Late last year, hackers in Italy and Romania conducted a series of unauthorized wire money transfers of around $800,000, of which PlainsCapital Bank recovered around $600,000. The victim proceeded to …

Read More »

Congressional Websites Defaced

Several Congressional websites were defaced on Wednesday following President Obama’s State of the Union address. Congressmen Brian Baird, Spencer Bachus and Charles Gonzalez each had their websites hacked by the ‘Red Eye Crew’ from Brazil. The hacked web pages were defaced with abusive language directed at President Obama. The defaced …

Read More »

Featured Job- Cyber Program Security Officer with Booz Allen

Job Description Support Special Access Programs (SAP) security management, administration, and oversight for program security, personnel security, information security, physical security, operations security, security policy, security education, administrative security, technical security, and automated information systems. Support Security IAW DoD Directive O-5205.7, Special Access Program (SAP) policy, DoD Instruction O-5205.11, Management, …

Read More »

Cost of Data Breaches Continues to Rise

The cost of data breaches has continued to rise, according a report recently released by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by PGP Corporation. The fifth annual U.S. Cost of Data Breach Study found that while total number of incidents reported decreased in 2009, the total cost associated with data breaches …

Read More »

Scientology Nets Another Cyber Attacker

Brian Thomas Mettenbrink has signed a plea admitting that he took part in the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack against the Church of Scientology website last year. Mettenbrink stated that he downloaded the necessary software from a message board run by Anonymous, an anti-Scientology group. The plea agreement stated …

Read More »

Beware of Social Networking

The UK Ministry of Defense has experienced the leaking of classified information via social networking sites 16 times in the past 18 months, according to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by F-Secure and Lewis Communications. The majority of computer networks administered by MoD do not allow users to …

Read More »

Featured Job- Cyber Intelligence Analyst at Northrop Grumman

Job Description Specific Duties and Responsibilities (Examples): Performs duties as a cyber threat analyst assigned to the Cyber Intelligence Center of the 1st Information Operatons Command, Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Correlates threat data from various sources to establish the identity and modus operandi of hackers active in Army networks and posing …

Read More »

Nevada Governor’s Threat Should Be Wake-up Call

We’ve seen this happen before. Unlike the Federal government, states must balance their budgets every year. The economy tanks, state budgets shrink and as governors crunch the numbers they can’t help but consider axing the biggest ticket item: Medicaid. Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons has done just that, according to a …

Read More »