Tag Archives: cyber security

Study: Schools Plagued by Poor Cybersecurity

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More than half of U.S. school districts have experienced malware outbreaks or hacking attacks on at least two occasions a year, leading to the conclusion that IT security is a resource-heavy, time-consuming effort schools struggle to manage efficiently. Panda Security’s recent study Kindergarten“12 Education IT Security Study, which surveyed 104 …

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Audit Reveals NASA Computers Vulnerable to Hackers

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NASA’s inspector general has warned that computer servers used by the space agency to control spacecraft are vulnerable to cyber attacks, according to AFP. An audit of NASA‘s network security found that six computer servers associated with IT assets that control spacecraft and contain critical data had vulnerabilities that could …

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Lynn Honored with Eagle Award for Cybersecurity Efforts

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The Pentagon’s second-in-charge was  recognized Monday as a leader in IT at an awards event held in Washington, D.C. Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn, III accepted the “Eagle Award“ during a banquet attended by roughly 1,000 participants, according to the American Forces Press Service. He reiterated a theme he …

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Five Convicted in Connection with Operation “˜Phish Phry'

Five people were convicted last week of federal charges for their roles in an international phishing scam that used spam emails and bogus websites to collect personal information that was used to defraud U.S. banks, according to FBI’s Los Angeles field office. The five found guilty were among 53 defendants …

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China Main Suspect behind Aussie Gov't Hack

A cyber attack that targeted at least 10 parliamentary computers in Australia, including one of Prime Minister Julia Gillard, has suspected ties to Chinese hackers, according to Herald Sun. Government sources confirmed they had been told Chinese intelligence agencies were among a list of suspected foreign hackers. A probe is …

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Study: Hackers Zone in on Stealing Trade Secrets, IP

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Cyber criminals increasingly target business secrets and intellectual property in the global corporate economy, according to McAfee and SAIC, who teamed up to file a report on the current status of cyber threats affecting industry. The companies’ joint effort “Underground Economies: Intellectual Capital and Sensitive Corporate Data Now the Latest …

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Human Factor Missing in Cybersecurity?

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There is too much of an emphasis in cybersecurity on “technical solutions,“ and not enough focus on the nitty-gritty unknowns of human behavor in cyberspace, says Eric Bonabeau, the founder and chairman of cutting-edge “idea-incubator“ Icosystem Corporation. “The extent to which research and development in cybersecurity has been skewed toward …

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Hacker Exploits Maine State Parks

Those who purchased passes to Maine State Parks online last year may have had their credit card information fall into the wrong hands, according to WCSH5.com. Maryland-based InfoSpherix, a subsidiary of San Diego-based Active Network in charge of the online state park pass purchases, suffered a cyber attack that may have exposed …

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Maryland Preps to Train Cyber Workforce

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With an estimated 41 percent growth of the cybersecurity industry over the next eight years, Maryland is using a new federal grant to train thousands of cyber warriors. The $4.9 million grant has funded “Pathways to Cybersecurity Careers Consortium“ program, which aims to provide 1,000 new, dislocated or underemployed workers …

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UK Ready to Take the Reins as Cyber-terrorism Fighter

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The United Kingdom is determined to spearhead the international fight against cyber crime and terrorism, according to Neil Thompson, director of the Office of Cyber Security and Information Assurance. “The U.K. has signaled its willingness to lead internationally,” Thompson said at yesterday’s cybersecurity conference in London, according to Computing.co.uk. Foreign …

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