EHS Corporate Care on H1N1

Hello from EHS Corporate Care. Most of you have followed the reporting of the so-called Swine Flu outbreak with both interest and angst. Initial reports made this new strain of a mixed Influenza virus seem highly contagious and very deadly. Luckily, as the initial reports were evaluated and closer international …

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Cybersecurity Experts: Government's Role in Cybersecurity Needs Expansion

Experts from across industry and academia told a house subcommittee today that the government’s role in cybersecurity research, development, and education needs to be expanded and improved. Cybersecurity experts told the House Science and Technology Committee's Research and Science Education Subcommittee that government-funded cybersecurity R&D programs and interface with the private sector …

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Gates: DoD is Beefing Up Cybersecurity Efforts

The Defense Department is beefing up cybersecurity capabilities, according to Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ testimony before the Senate Appropriations Committee's Defense Subcommittee. Gates said cybersecurity must be a priority for the DoD, and his budget request reflects that. The request increases funding for a range of information assurance capabilities to improve the …

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Citrix to Improve Army’s Satellite Communications

Citrix Systems, Inc. has announced that the company's Government Systems team has partnered with TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) on its Secure Internet Protocol Router (SIPR) Non-secure Internet Protocol Router (NIPR) Access Point (SNAP) program for the U.S. Army. Specifically, Citrix® WANScalerâ„¢ will be incorporated into TCS SNAP Network Packages that support military operations …

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Budget Cuts Prompt GovCon’s Identity Shift

Responding to recent budget changes from the new administration, government contractors like Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin are increasingly diversifying their national defense strategy to include civillian and business assets. The new administration’s defense budget includes major cuts to Missile Defense, Future Combat Systems and Navy shipbuilding operations, as well as killing controversial programs …

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Well-Known Hacker Appointed to DHS Advisory Team

Hacker and Information Security consultant Jeff Moss has joined the cybersecurity advisory team at the Department of Homeland Security. Moss, founder of the hacker groups Black Hat and DefCon, along with other members of the Homeland Security Advisory Council, was sworn in Friday by DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. The panel …

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NH Man Made $112,000 in Bank-Account Hacking Scheme

Alexey Mineev, a  Hampton, N.H., resident, has pleaded guilty to fraud charges for his role in a scheme to empty brokerage accounts by installing Trojan keystroke-monitoring software on victims’ computers. The hacker would infect PCs with malicious Trojan software via spam, software that monitored keystrokes after an infected computer logged on …

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Apple Unveils New iPhone

The iPhone 3G S was revealed yesterday at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Franciscom and Apple claims it is “the fastest, most powerful iPhone yet,” boasting improved speed and performance. According to Apple, the new iPhone has twice the processing power of the iPhone 3G, longer battery life, a …

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DC3 Needs 10,000 Cybersecurity Experts

The Defense Cyber Crime Center  is taking the search for security experts seriously holding a national competition and talent search to find the 10,000 security experts it needs. These experts are needed throughout the government, from energy and aviation, to defense and homeland security. James Christy, director of future exploration at …

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