Hacking Contest Offers $100,000 for Smartphone Hacks

An annual hacking contest that has broken security on both pcs and macs is now offering a $100,000 prize for smartphone and browser hacks. The Pwn2Own competition will offer various cash prizes for carrying out various exploits on different mobile phone systems including the iPhone, Blackberry and Android. In an …

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Russians Arrest Hacker for Transmitting Porn

Russian authorities have arrested a 40-year-old unemployed hacker in the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk who broadcast pornography over a large television screen outside in Moscow, according to an article on TheRegister.co.uk. Individuals walking or driving in the area were ‘treated’ to two minutes of pornographic material featuring “a white …

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Former DHS Cyber Official Joins Information Security Forum

The Information Security Forum, a leading authority on information security, has announced that Greg Garcia has joined ISF as Strategic Advisor for North America. Garcia is the former DHS Assistant Secretary for Cyber Security and Communications, serving from 2006-2008. In his new role, Garcia will help to support the effort …

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World Leaders Meet to Develop Cybersecurity Plan

Yesterday, the Bipartisan Policy Center hosted a cybersecurity war game, called Cyber ShockWave, which showcased some of the challenges that policy makers would face in the event of a cyber attack. The event highlighted the need for greater international cooperation and understanding in the cyber realm. Today in Brussels, 500 …

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Daily GovCon Roundup

Greg Garcia has joined the Information Security Forum. The Bipartisan Policy Center hosted a mock cyber attack. ACS landed a child support contract from the state of Pennsylvania. The OPM is taking a closer look at 3R bonuses. The Federal Helath IT Policy Committee is discussing Electronic Health Records today. …

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Featured Job- Cyber Capture Director with CSC

Job Description Do you have strong capture planning and coordination abilities? Do you have a proven track record of developing and assessing alternative markets and business models within the Commercial and Federal Government information technology services sectors? If so, you might be the person we are looking for! CSC’s North …

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Executive Profile: Sid Fuchs of ATSC

Sid Fuchs was appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer of ATS Corporation March 24, 2010. His position will be effective April 5, 2010. Fuchs was previously president and CEO of OAO Technology Solutions, Inc. Fuchs has had more than 25 years experience in the intelligence, national security, aerospace …

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Jim Lewis on the Threat of Cyber Terrorism

Earlier this month, DNI Dennis Blair raised the issue of cybersecurity in his testimony before Congress on the Annual Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community. While the threats in cyberspace are only now coming into the common lexicon, James Lewis, of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), …

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Executive Profile: Joe Martore of CALIBRE

Joe Martore joined CALIBRE in March 2004, as part of the acquisition of Strategic Management Initiatives, Inc. (SMI) where he served as president and chief executive officer. He currently serves as executive vice president and chief operations officer, but was recently chosen by CALIBRE’s board of directors to succeed Bill …

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Executive Profile: Theodore Chopin of CALIBRE

Theodore Chopin is executive vice president and chief operations officer at CALIBRE. His responsibilities include providing leadership on the sales and delivery plans and business functions of the company’s operational elements and one wholly owned subsidiary. Chopin came to CALIBRE in 2000 and joined the company as vice president of …

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Executive Profile: Douglas Norton of CALIBRE

Douglas Norton is vice president of business development at CALIBRE. His responsibilities include developing, directing and maintaining competitive strategy, capture, and proposal operations and internal reviews with focus on CALIBRE’s financial and cost management, logistics management, installation and land management, and IT service offerings. Norton joined CALIBRE in April 2008 …

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More Must Be Done to Prepare US for Cyber Attack

The United States has experienced a widespread cyber attack, infecting telecommunications and other IT structures throughout the U.S. infrastructure. The attacks have left the U.S. telecom and IT infrastructure virtually disabled throughout the country. While this is fortunately just a war game, the results are equally scary. Today, the Bipartisan …

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French Accuse Cyclist of Hacking Anti-Doping Lab

Authorities in France have issued an arrest warrant for cyclist Floyd Landis amid accusations that he hacked into the computer networks of the anti-doping lab.He is accused of hacking into the Chatenay-Malabry laboratory computer systems in an effort to discredit them. In 2006, Landis was stripped of the Tour de …

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