Cyber Terrorism Debate Continues

While the debate is currently raging regarding the definition of cyber war, another central debate in cybersecurity is the issue of cyber terrorism. Jim Lewis, of CSIS, believes that cyber terrorism is not the principle threat at present, largely because he does not think terrorists presently have the capability. “I …

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Symantec Survey Reveals Poor Password Security

Last week, security firm Symantec released a survey that revealed poor cyber hygiene on the part of respondents. Over 60 percent of respondents said they do not alter their passwords on a regular basis and 10 percent never change their passwords. Close to half of respondents utilize the same few …

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China Largest Malware Distributor

China is presently the largest distributor of malware, according to a new report released by Symantec. The U.S. is the leading malware distributor based on mail servers followed by China and Romania, with over 36 percent being distributed from U.S. based servers. However, a more in-depth look revealed that the …

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Anti-Virus for Facebook? Be Careful, It's a Trap

Researchers at F-Secure have found an interesting new attempt by scammers to infiltrate Facebook. The scammers utilize a fake anti-virus that tags 20 “Friends” in a picture containing the anti-virus software. If another user clicks the link, it provides a warning saying “Allowing Antivirus in Focebook access will let it …

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Featured Job- Sr. Information Assurance Technologist with Raytheon

Job Description Serve as the Information Systems Security Manager/Officer (ISSM/ISSO) reporting to the Site Security Manager. Provide day-to-day computer/information systems (IS) security support, administration and management for classified government contracts and programs. Be responsible for the life cycle of an information system. Specific responsibilities include: · Generating and maintaining IS …

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Retired General Robert Harding Withdraws TSA Nomination

Former government contracting executive and retired Army General Robert Harding has elected to withdraw his nomination to lead the Transportation Security Administration. Harding, in a statement issued by the White House, cited his former connections to government contracting as the source of the decision. “Distractions caused by my work as …

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Daily Government Contracting Recap – March 26, 2010

Michael Chertoff joined the board of directors at BAE. Raytheon named Dave Jensen VP of communications for IIS. A hacker was sentenced to 20 years in prison…twice. Email users continue to open spam. This laser could keep hackers at bay. Congress put the brakes on cyber command. GSA launched its …

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