Melissa Hathaway on Quantifying the Value of Cybersecurity

Melissa Hathaway, author of the 60-day White House cybersecurity review and former acting senior director for cyberspace at the National Security Council, is promoting the American National Standards Institute and the Internet Security Alliance’s 76-page report “The Financial Management of Cyber Risk.” She writes, “This excellent guide for the C-suite …

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OFPP to Expand “Inherently Governmental” Definition

According to a draft policy letter published by OMB today, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy plans to adopt the definition of “inherently governmental” functions from the Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act (FAIR Act) of 1998, to supplant the current definition in Subpart 7.5 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. The …

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27 Senators Ask for Changes to Meaningful Use Criteria

A bipartisan group of 27 senators signed a letter on Tuesday to Charlene Frizzera, acting CMS administrator, asking for changes to “meaningful use” requirements for the adoption of electronic health records. “We urge you to modify you[sic] proposed definition of requirements for hospitals to become qualified as “meaningful users” of …

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Millions of Chinese Don't Use Anti-Virus

Millions of Chinese Internet users do not utilize anti-virus software, according to a recently released survey. The survey, released by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) and China’s National Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team (CNCERT), found that over 4 percent of Internet users in China do not have …

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ISP Set Alight After Crack Down

Hosting.ua, an ISP in the Ukraine, was the victim of a fire late last month after it cracked down on cyber crime. On March 27, the ISP was raked by fire which caused severe damage and forced it to go offline. HostExploit.com, a website that tracks crimeware distribution, ranked Hosting.ua …

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Lockheed Martin's Charlie Croom Takes Seat on NCSA Board

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has joined the board of directors of the National Cyber Security Alliance. Charles Croom, vice president of Cyber Security Solutions at Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Services, will sit on the board as Lockheed Martin’s representative. “Lockheed Martin, with its deep experience working with federal …

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Staying Anonymous in a Time of Surveillance

From Googling to emailing to social networking, every day millions of Americans unknowingly leave behind digital breadcrumbs while surfing the web, sometimes at the risk of compromising their anonymity. But while there is technology available to stay anonymous in a time of surveillance, experts say policies and legislation won’t protect …

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SRA International Raises over $132,000 for Haiti

SRA International, Inc. has raised more than $132,000 for Haiti relief efforts through its program SRA CARES. Following the Jan. 12th earthquake, SRA employees donated more than $66K to non-profit organizations as part of the SRA HOPE for Haiti campaign. Together with a $66K matching donation from SRA, Project HOPE …

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Executive Profile: Joseph Fogg of Chertoff Group

Joseph Fogg is a member of Chertoff Group’s board of advisers. He is currently chairman and chief executive of Westbury Partners, a private equity investment firm that specializes in providing value-added capital to privately owned, emerging growth companies within high-growth, complex markets. Before founding Westbury, Fogg was senior managing director …

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