UN Chief Calls for International Treaty on Cyber War

International Telcommunications Union Secretary General Hamadoun Toure has called for a treaty to avert possible cyber war at the World Economic Forum. During a debate on when a cyber attack becomes a declaration of war, Toure called for a treating that would bind nations to not launch the first cyber …

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Robert Carey: 'In Today’s Age, You are a Cyber Warrior'

Robert Carey is a trailblazer among CIOs, pioneering the use of a public blog to include the public in his discussions surrounding cybersecurity for the Navy. ExecutiveGov recently interviewed Carey on his use of Web 2.0 technologies and some cybersecurity initiatives in the Navy. Carey discussed the Navy’s Cyber Security …

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Featured Job- Project Coordinator with L-3 Communications

Job Description If you thrive on challenge and are motivated, creative, and can hit the ground running, we want you on our team! Project Coordinator Brief Role Description Primary responsibilities are to provide direct support to the Quality Assurance and Field Engineering directorate. Duties will include assisting in the coordination …

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Executive Profile: Jim McWeeney

Jim McWeeney is the President and CEO at Corporate Risk International, a global full-service, business intelligence and risk management firm.  CRI’s clients operate or seek to operate in many of the world’s emerging markets – Latin America, China, India, Russia, The Middle East and Africa – and our services are …

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Vulnerability Found in E-Passports

Computer science researchers at a university in Britain have discovered a vulnerability in E-passports issued by the United States, U.K. and around 50 other countries, according to HomelandSecurityNewswire. According to the researchers, the E-passports are vulnerable to “traceability attacks,” which allows hackers to remotely track a passport holder. The vulnerability …

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Schmidt Claims Internet More Secure

Earlier this week, White House cybersecurity coordinator Howard Schmidt gave his first public appearance following his appointment, claiming the Internet is more secure now than it has been in recent years. Schmidt spoke at the Advisory Committee to the Congressional Internet Caucus’ State of the Internet Conference in Washington, D,C. …

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Bank Sues Victim over Cyber Theft

PlainsCapital Bank in Texas is suing Hillary Machinery Inc after the customer was hit by a cyber theft of $800,000. Late last year, hackers in Italy and Romania conducted a series of unauthorized wire money transfers of around $800,000, of which PlainsCapital Bank recovered around $600,000. The victim proceeded to …

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Congressional Websites Defaced

Several Congressional websites were defaced on Wednesday following President Obama’s State of the Union address. Congressmen Brian Baird, Spencer Bachus and Charles Gonzalez each had their websites hacked by the ‘Red Eye Crew’ from Brazil. The hacked web pages were defaced with abusive language directed at President Obama. The defaced …

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Featured Job- Cyber Program Security Officer with Booz Allen

Job Description Support Special Access Programs (SAP) security management, administration, and oversight for program security, personnel security, information security, physical security, operations security, security policy, security education, administrative security, technical security, and automated information systems. Support Security IAW DoD Directive O-5205.7, Special Access Program (SAP) policy, DoD Instruction O-5205.11, Management, …

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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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