US Criticizes Australia's Attempts to Censor Cyberspace

A plan by the Australian government to censor the Internet is receiving criticism from the Obama administration, saying it goes against stated U.S. foreign policy of using an open Internet to spread economic growth and global security, according to Australian news site The Punch. Responding to questions about the filter …

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Attacks Exploit Growing Use of Social Media

Attacks perpetrated by cyber criminals are exploiting the growing reliance on social media by Internet users, according to a report released today by Blue Coat. As more Internet users shift to social media, the bad guys have moved along with them, seeking to leverage the new technologies to conduct malware …

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Featured Job- Lead IT Specialist with DHS

Many vacancies – Washington Metro Area, DC; Many vacancies – Alexandria, VA; Many vacancies – Falls Church, VA; Many vacancies – Herndon, VA; Many vacancies – Lorton, VA; Many vacancies – Newington, VA; Many vacancies – Springfield, VA You will be responsible for leading a team of Information Technology Specialists …

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Daily Government Contracting Recap – March 29, 2010

Obama makes 15 recess appointments. Sid Fuchs was named COO at ATSC. Admiral Mike Mullen is confident in the new START treaty. GSA Administrator Martha Johnson comments on green IT and telework. The debate continues on cyber terrorism. China is the largest malware distributor in the world. A Symantec survey …

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Hackers Exploit Windows 7 in 2 Minutes

It did not take more than 2 minutes for the first hacker at Pwn2Own hacking contest to sidestep the security measures of Windows 7. Both Peter Vreugdenhil of the Netherlands and a German who called himself Nils succeeded in exploiting a fully updated 64-bit version of Windows 7 by disabling …

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Can the Government Force Contractors to Unionize?

Executive order 13502 from February 2009 garnered relatively little attention when it was issued.   It reads, “in order to promote the efficient administration and completion of Federal construction projects,” executive agencies are allowed to require contractors working on federal construction projects to implement “Project Labor Agreements.” This order applies to …

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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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