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US Air Force Recruits Train to Become Cyber Warriors

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For the first time ever, U.S. Air Force recruits are receiving cybersecurity instruction as part of their basic training. The Air Force said the first trainees attended the four-hour course on basic operating fundamentals on a computer network and the importance of protecting the network this month at Lackland Air …

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Kiss Frontman Gene Simmons Targeted by Hackers

Two of Gene Simmons’ official sites were shut down after members of Anonymous responded to his comments about how the  music industry should have been tougher with illegal downloaders and file sharers, according to Guardian. Both SimmonsRecords.com and GeneSimmons.com were taken offline briefly due to the attacks. Prior to the …

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School District Pays $610,000 to Settle Laptop Spying Case

A Philadelphia school district has agreed to pay $610,000 to settle two lawsuits involving victims of a webcam-spying fiasco in which school-issued laptops secretly photographed students, Wired reports. The payouts come roughly two months after authorities announced they would not prosecute administrators connected to the spying scandal that was uncovered …

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Dave DeWalt Outlines ‘McAfee 3.0’

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  McAfee Chief Executive Officer Dave DeWalt has outlined an initiative for what the company calls “McAfee 3.0”: matching McAfee’s security platforms with hardware from new parent company Intel to provide better protection, not only at the PC and server software level, but in the network appliance, embedded system and …

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Aussie Military under Continuous Attack by Foreign Hackers

The Australian military networks are under continuous attack by foreign spy agencies, according to the country’s top electronic intelligence unit, the Defence Signals Directorate. TechEYE.net reports that foreign spies are making 700 probes every month into Australia’s military networks, a number that last year was 200. It is not clear …

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India to Develop Proprietary Hacker-Safe Systems

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The Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation is developing a proprietary operating system to protect its sensitive data from cyber attacks and hackers, according to Indo-Asian News Service. “We initiated the indigenous computing project in September and a road map is being drawn to implement the programme,“ DRDO Director General …

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ManTech Wraps Up QinetiQ's S&IS Business Acquisition

ManTech Wraps Up QinetiQ's S&IS Business Acquisition - top government contractors - best government contracting event

ManTech International Corporation has completed the acquisition of QinetiQ North America’s Security and Intelligence Solutions business for $60 million. S&IS provides integrated security solutions to the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community. The division will be integrated within ManTech’s Mission, Cyber and Technology Solutions group, led by L. William Varner. …

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