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  • Raytheon-Ponemon Survey: IT Professionals Predict 'Catastrophic' Data Breach Due to Unsafe Internet Devices - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon-Ponemon Survey: IT Professionals Predict ‘Catastrophic’ Data Breach Due to Unsafe Internet Devices

    A Raytheon-commissioned study has found that 82 percent of senior information technology professionals said they predict the use of unsecured internet of things-based devices to result in a major data breach over the next three years. The Ponemon Institute polled approximately 1,100 senior IT practitioners in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East and North Africa between Oct. […] More

  • Tripwire: 63% of Info Security Pros Fear Cyber Criminal Influence on US Presidential Election - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Tripwire: 63% of Info Security Pros Fear Cyber Criminal Influence on US Presidential Election

    A Tripwire survey of 220 information security professionals says 63 percent of respondents believe that cyber criminals could influence the results of November’s U.S. presidential election. Tripwire said Thursday it conducted the survey July 30 to August 4 at the Black Hat USA 2016 conference in Las Vegas. “A foreign power possibly influencing the U.S. presidential election through […] More

  • LandWarNet Speaker Lineup Announced; DoD's Teri Takai to Participate - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    LandWarNet Speaker Lineup Announced; DoD's Teri Takai to Participate

    Held Aug. 23-25 in Tampa, Fla., the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s LandWarNet Conference 2011 will focus on “Transforming Cyber While at War” and feature speakers, panel sessions, information exchange forums and exhibits. AFCEA today announced some of the confirmed speakers, which include industry executives as well as government officials. From the public sector, […] More

  • New Dictionary Defines Cyber Concepts - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    New Dictionary Defines Cyber Concepts

    If there is anything cyber experts, media and Congress all struggle with when discussing cyberspace, it is the definitions of key concepts in that realm. Now, a U.S.-Russian initiative is proposing common definitions to help establish standards and clear up some of the widespread  confusion. The EastWest Institute and the Information Security Institute of Moscow […] More

  • Report: Rhetoric of 'Cyber Doom' Lacks Evidence of Real Threat - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Rhetoric of 'Cyber Doom' Lacks Evidence of Real Threat

    The federal government is exaggerating the threat of a cyber war in a manner reminiscent of the run-up to the Iraq War, with the emergence of a cyber-industrial complex much like the military-industrial complex of the Cold War, according to a new report from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Over the past two […] More

  • Stuxnet is Cyber 'Hiroshima' - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Stuxnet is Cyber 'Hiroshima'

    Snobbish protestations to the contrary, Stuxnet is a big deal in the cyber world. The little (computer) worm that targeted Iran's nuclear program and served as a middle-of-the-night, cold-sweat wake-up call for cybersecurity professionals the world over was not merely the opening shot in a cyber war, a recent Vanity Fair article argues. It was […] More

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    Vint Cerf, Melissa Hathaway to Speak at AFA's CyberFutures Conference

    The Air Force Association‘s newest event, the CyberFutures Conference and Technology Exposition, will explore cyberspace with energetic discussions, the latest in IT and education and a career fair for job seekers. AFA has teamed up with military-to-civilian recruitment firm RecruitMilitary to host a career fair April 1 that will feature prominent aerospace/defense firms. Many companies […] More

  • CACI's Dr. Jack London on WikiLeaks, the Insider Threat and Defining Cyber War - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CACI's Dr. Jack London on WikiLeaks, the Insider Threat and Defining Cyber War

    In the wake of the WikiLeaks disclosures that tarnished American diplomatic relations and highlighted the issue of the insider threat, many wondered whether leaks can ever be stopped. CACI International Inc‘s Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board Dr. Jack London, who previously called the world a “dangerous place,” talked to The New New Internet […] More

  • Report: Boosted Cyber Defense Won't Scare Hackers - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Boosted Cyber Defense Won't Scare Hackers

    Although military cyber weaponry will become customary this century, it will unlikely prevent attacks by hacktivists and criminal gangs, and could easily be used for state-sponsored cyber attacks instead, according to study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The British authors of the study, which was released Monday, also warns that “lurid language” […] More

  • Estonia Fights Cyber Threat with Volunteer Cyber Army - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Estonia Fights Cyber Threat with Volunteer Cyber Army

    When other countries struggle to find skilled cybersecurity professionals to safeguard networks and systems, Estonia is the first nation in the world to tap a volunteer cyber workforce of programmers, computer scientists and software engineers as defenders of the nation’s digital battlefield. Called the Cyber Defense League, the volunteer organization in wartime functions under a […] More

  • Bruce Schneier: Cyber War Treaties Needed to Battle Digital Weaponry - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Bruce Schneier: Cyber War Treaties Needed to Battle Digital Weaponry

    Governments should set up hotlines between their cyber commands, similar to those used between nuclear commands, to help them battle against cyber attacks, as well as establish treaties to battle digital weaponry,  a security expert proposes. Writing an op-ed for Financial Times, security guru Bruce Schneier highlights that the unknown nature of cyber attacks and […] More

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