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Sony Appoints Former US DHS Official Philip Reitinger to Head Cybersecurity

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Sony named Philip Reitinger, a former top U.S. Department of Homeland Security official, to lead its cybersecurity efforts months after a massive hacking attack. Reitinger  has previously held security roles with U.S. National Cyber Security Center, Departments of Defense and Justice, and Microsoft. He has been appointed Sony’s chief information officer …

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DHS Warns US to be Wary of 9/11, Hurricane Irene Cyber Scams

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The Department of Homeland Security officials are warning the public to beware of email scams and possible cyberattacks related to the recent Hurricane Irene and the upcoming 10th anniversary of Sept. 11. Recent bulletins issued by the Homeland Security Department’s cybersecurity center indicated that computer users should be cautious when …

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Dell Ranked No. 1 Global Healthcare IT Services Provider

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Dell is the leading provider of healthcare IT services globally according to a recent Gartner industry report. Dell has achieved the No 1. ranking two consecutive years.  “Our goal is to deliver services and solutions that enable healthcare providers to administer the highest quality of care to their patients. The ranking …

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Chinese Cyberwarfare Capabilities Under Observation

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An annual Department of Defense report on Chinese military activies, released Aug. 24, warns that China’s cyberwarfare capabilities are growing.  The release of this report coincided with reports that the Chinese military may have acknowledged enabling cyber attacks in a documentary broadcast on state television. An official broadcast on China Central …

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Northrop Grumman Showcase on Cybersecurity and C4ISR at LandWarNet Conference

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Northrop Grumman Corporation has spent the past few days displaying a wide array of capabilities and demonstrations that support America’s warfighters and cyber warriors at the U.S. Army’s LandWarNet Conference.  The theme for the conference, sponsored by AFCEA International, is “Transforming Cyber While at War.” Northrop Grumman, stationed in booth 821, …

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Verizon to Hold Webinar Offering Tips to Reduce Authentication Risks

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Verizon is to hold  a webinar this Thursday (Aug. 25) entitled “Strengthen Your Security Infrastructure with Universal Identify Services,” discussing the continued need for strong second-factor authentication and available options. According to the Verizon “2011 Data Breach Investigation Report,” authentication and credential exploits are responsible for almost half of data …

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Hackers Hit Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Trading in seven Hong Kong stocks was suspended today after hackers infiltrated the exchange’s website for the second day in a row and launched “sustained and systematic” distributed denial-of-service attacks. The attacks made the site temporarily unavailable. It is not yet clear whether the attack overwhelmed the site with data, …

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DHS Provides Internet Safety Tips for Parents

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As part of the Stop. Think. Connect. campaign, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security outlined yesterday several tips parents can use to protect their children from Internet predators.  “Cyber predators are real,” DHS wrote in a blog post. “They use the anonymity of the Internet to target victims, especially today's …

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Hackers Take to the Skies

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Researchers Richard Perkins and Mike Tassey unveiled a new drone that takes cyber snooping to new heights — literally. During this week’s Black Hat Security Conference in Las Vegas, the two security consultants for Wall Street presented their remote-controlled spy plane, which can steal information from vulnerable Wi-Fi networks, initiate …

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DARPA Taps Raytheon for Cybersecurity Research Program

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Raytheon announced today it has been selected by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to support its Anomaly Detection at Multiple Scales program, a cybersecurity initiative that will use algorithms to better detect anomalous behaviors and insider threats. Raytheon will create, adapt and apply technology to the problem of anomaly characterization …

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Microsoft Announces Cybersecurity Technologies Competition

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Microsoft Corp.’s Trustworthy Computing Group announced today a competition for the development of new computer security protection technologies. The contest includes more than $250,000 in cash and prizes. The BlueHat Prize competition is designed to generate new ideas for cybersecurity and mitigation technologies to prevent the exploitation of memory safety …

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