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    DHS Crafts Plans to Protect Small Businesses from Hackers

    Image: Wayne Ruston After the recent onslaught of cyber attacks hitting corporate and public-sector websites, the federal government has devised a plan to protect small businesses from hackers, SCMagazineUS.com reports. Released yesterday, the Common Weakness Risk Analysis Framework, developed by the Department of Homeland Security, MITRE Corp and SANS Institute, will help the business owners […] More

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    In Search of Cyber Experts? Try Grade School

    The dearth of skilled cyber professionals is frequently bemoaned among U.S. cyber experts. In an effort to recruit and retain talent, the private sector and government agencies have sponsored cyber wargames designed to find and tap the next generation of skilled cyber talent. This years Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition drew teams from 83 colleges and […] More

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    Alan Paller: Our Cyber Defense Must Be Near Perfect

    The United States is more dependent on the Internet than other nations, Alan Paller, Director of Research at The SANS Institute, told the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. During a hearing on June 15 to discuss the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010, Paller told members of the Committee, […] More

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    Sameer Bhalotra to Back Up Howard Schmidt?

    There have been some whispers in the capital that White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt will shortly name Sameer Bhalotra as deputy cybersecurity coordinator. Bhalotra is the senior cybersecurity staffer on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and has held the position since 2007. A report by Adam Ross of the SANS Institute claims that […] More

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    Northrop Grumman to Help Find NextGen Cyber Pros

    Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), has announced that it will serve as the “Presenting Sponsor” of AFA's Cyber Patriot III, a high school cyber defense competition that is designed to nurture interest in the cyber professions. The sponsorship was announced yesterday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. “Northrop Grumman is proud to contribute its […] More

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    Alan Paller: Journalists among Most Important People in Cybersecurity

    Writers from washingtonpost.com, Wired, International Data Group, Dark Reading and USA Today topped the list of cybersecurity reporters who received the 2010 Top Journalist Award at the RSA Conference in San Francisco, Calif., earlier this month. “Journalists are among the most important people in cybersecurity because until the public fully understands the threat, the nation […] More

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    CSC Helps Train NextGen Cyber Pros

    CSC has announced a research grant to move educational efforts for future cyber professionals forward. The grant was provided to the CyberWatch Center, which is funded by the National Science Foundation. The CyberWatch Center is tasked with advancing cyber security education by helping to develop curriculum and Collegiate Cyber Defense Competitions. CSC presently serves in […] More

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    Government Seeks Technology 'Geeks' Through Cyber Challenge

    The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) announced  a new initiative entitled the U.S. Cyber Security Challenge. With participation from the U.S. Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center, the Air Force Association and the SANS Institute, 10,000 tech-savvy high school and college students will compete through a variety of exercises, including live competitions, that challenge their cyber defense skills […] More

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    Sifting Through The July 4th Cyber Attack: Experts Explain

    Although experts believe it could take weeks to find out who hacked into US and South Korean government websites, as well as prominent South Korean Banks and the Nasdaq, considering the timing and the victims of the attacks, North Korea is the prime suspect.  The denial-of-service attacks slowed down computers and some are reported to have Trojan-malware elements, but […] More

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    Cyber Certification: Really?

    Since the 60-Day Cyberspace Policy Review wasconducted under the Obama administration, there has been emphasis of the lack of cybersecurity in America. With the Technolytics Institute, a cyber think tank based in Pennsylvania, findings that nonmilitary government organizations had been hacked 128 times a minute in March by alleged Chinese hackers, no wonder cybersecurity has increasingly become a big […] More

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