"We lack the requisite political and corporate will," for cybersecurity says former Congressman McMillan

The Cyber Secure Institute has published a whitepaper by former Congressman C. Thomas McMillen on the political and corporate challenges of creating better national cybersecurity. The paper, titled “Cybersecurity: The Challenge of Political and Corporate Will,” examines why US networks are still vulnerable. Congressman McMillen is a former three term …

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Executive Spotlight: Karen Knowles of SAS

ExecutiveBiz recently interviewed Karen Knowles, head of SAS’s Federal Government  business unit.  She has shored up SAS’s market share in analytics and business intelligence, and the US’s largest privately-held software company is helping to strengthen cybersecurity at the Naval Cyber Defense Operations Command through intelligent analytics.  Read on to learn …

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Featured Job- Business Development Director (Cybersecurity) with BAE

Job Description Lead business development (BD) activities to expand Cybersecurity business opportunities with Intelligence Community and DoD components. The primary emphasis is the development of larger scale systems integration and services solutions opportunities in order to enhance Department of Defense mission capabilities in the context of Advanced and Persistent Threats. …

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EPA Budget Follows Pattern

I suppose it makes sense the theme flowing through the various federal department budgets would be streamlining. With the deficit as it is, anything else would be irresponsible. But sometimes the cuts trim more than fat. As we saw with the recent budget request for the Department of Energy, the …

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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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