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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Executive Profile: Carleton Jones

Prior to his death in May 2011, Carleton Jones served as former president and vice chairman of INDUS Corporation, and as senior adviser to Intelligent Decisions. Before joining INDUS in 2008, Jones served as president and chief executive officer of Multimax Inc. Previously, he was also president of VanStar Government …

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Oil Industry Subjected to Cyber Attacks

The oil industry experienced previously undisclosed Aurora-style cyber attacks in 2008 according to an article on the Christian Science Monitor website. Three US-based oil companies, Marathon Oil, ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips were informed by the FBI in early 2009 of the attacks on their systems. The attacks attempted to target ‘bid …

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Air Force Cyber Command to Go Operational

The 24th Air Force was certified for operation yesterday by the head of the Air Force Base Command, according to San Antonio Business Journal. The unit stationed at Lackland Air Force Base will begin cybersecurity operations immediately. The mission of the 24th Air Force is to defend and operate the …

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Featured Job- Cyber Capture Senior Manager at 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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New Desktops Won’t Close Real Tech Gap

A top Obama Administration official recently claimed “federal workers having better computers at home than in the office” has led to a technology gap between the public and private sectors that nets “billions of dollars in waste.” Unfortunately, the comments fell short of addressing the real crisis for America’s CIOs. …

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Attention, CFOs: Looking to strengthen internal finance teams? Harris IT’s Marci Finney shows how

Despite the tough economy, the Greater Washington, DC area remains a competitive market for recruiting and retaining top talent. That’s true as well in government contracting. Whether you’re hiring at the entry level or higher, you need to keep your employees engaged and challenged. But how? For ideas, ExecutiveBiz recently …

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