Tag Archives: cyber security

Researchers Relate Gas Pipeline Attacks To RSA Breach

Recent spear-phishing attacks and breaches on natural gas pipeline companies can be traced back to the same spies likely involved in the RSA Inc. cyber attacks last year, the Christian Science Monitor reported in an exclusive story.  RSA provides security services to defense companies and government agencies. The breach to …

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UK Defense Ministry Suffers Cyber Attack Via Facebook

In early March, reports surfaced that U.S. and British leaders had mistakenly accepted Facebook friend requests from an illegitimate profile of NATAO Senior Commander and U.S. Navy Adm. James Stavridis. Similar methods have now led to compromise of information from the U.K. Defense Ministry’s top secret system, AOL Government reports.  Stavridis …

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Shawn Henry: Private Sector Has Cyber Info Void to Fill

Cybersecurity efforts should focus on hunting down the network intruder instead of trying to defend the network from an attack, says Shawn Henry, the FBI’s former top cyber official. Henry retired from the bureau last month and has moved to startup company CrowdStrike, which provides malware and incident response services.  …

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Northrop Recruits Interns at DC High School Cyber Defense Event; Diane Miller Comments

A group of cyber savvy high school students recently traveled cross-country to participate in a Washington-based cyber defense competition, the Los Angeles Times reports.  The CyberPatriot National High School Cyber Defense Competition challenged students to defend computer networks from hackers hoping to gain access to sensitive information.  Eleven teams manged …

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