Tag Archives: cyber security

Privacy May Suffer under Obama Cybersecurity Plan

President Barack Obama’s plan to create a new Pentagon Cyber Command has privacy and peace advocates crying foul, as the administration forges ahead with efforts to protect the nation from electronic infiltration and preparations for potential offensive operations against adversaries’ networks, according to the New York Times. The president pledged …

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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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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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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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White House unveils cyber security plans

After a long, anticipated wait, it finally arrived: Details of the White House’s cyber security plans. Calling efforts to prevent cyber attacks one of national priority, President Barack Obama today stated he would appoint a cyber czar to implement a five-point initiative for strengthening the country’s cyber security infrastructure. At …

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Vivek Kundra To Speak at Potomac Officers Club

In a rare public appearance, the nation’s first-ever Federal CIO, Vivek Kundra, will be speaking at the Potomac Officers Club on May 5th at the Tyson’s Corner Ritz Carlton.  Kundra is destined to make an impact within the industry and has already been recognized as one of the country’s top 25 CTO’s; earning the title 2008 …

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Is Secretary Gates planning for big defense cuts?

Gates planning on big Defense cuts? That’s what has been reported by Boston.com. According to the article, two defense officials claim that there will be an announcement of as many as six planned cuts. Although not authorized to share details on the topics, the sources claimed that among the potential major weapon …

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