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  • Congress Asks McAfee for Briefing on Operation Shady RAT - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Congress Asks McAfee for Briefing on Operation Shady RAT

    Congress is digging deeper into McAfee’s recent report that uncovered one of the largest series of cyber espionage activities to date. Rep. Mary Bono Mack, R-Calif., chairman of the House Commerce subcommittee, requested a detailed briefing of the extent, effects and capabilities of the cyber attack in a letter sent yesterday to the report’s author, […] More

  • Symantec's Healthcare Expert: Substantial Risk for Cyber Attack on Medical Devices - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Symantec's Healthcare Expert: Substantial Risk for Cyber Attack on Medical Devices

    Although there has not yet been a planned cyber attack on medical devices, the “collateral damage“ of viruses has infected the medical community, according to Axel Wirth, healthcare solutions architect at Symantec. During his June 25 presentation at the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation Conference & Expo, Wirth highlighted the growing concern of […] More

  • Survey: Hackers, Rogue Employees Frequent Reasons for Data Breaches - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Survey: Hackers, Rogue Employees Frequent Reasons for Data Breaches

    The average cost of a data breach has reached $2.4 million, and hackers and insiders are the most common cause for compromises, according to a recent survey of approximately 80 data breach claims. Conducted by NetDiligence, the survey of 80 data breach claims revealed that personally identifiable information is most frequently at risk in data […] More

  • GovConExec Magazine Looks into the Insider Threat - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    GovConExec Magazine Looks into the Insider Threat

    The recent data breaches in and hacks of major companies such as Sony, PBS, Google, WordPress and Expedia have been a hot topic in the news lately. The government-contracting industry is far from immune from such attacks, as seen with Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin becoming the latest hacking victims. The cover story of the […] More

  • Healthcare Data Breaches Occur More Often than in Financial Industry - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Healthcare Data Breaches Occur More Often than in Financial Industry

    Data breaches relating to healthcare have risen sharply in the past year, outstripping other industries, according to a new report. The 2010: Identity Theft Resource Center reports shows data stores in the healthcare industry experienced three times more data breaches than the financial industry. “Healthcare database technology is still older and a lot of it […] More

  • Lieberman and Collins Unveil Cyber Bill - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lieberman and Collins Unveil Cyber Bill

    Sen. Joe Lieberman (ID-Conn) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Me) unveiled a new cybersecurity bill yesterday along with Federal Financial Management Subcommittee Chairman Tom Carper (D-De). The legislation looks to strengthen, modernize and coordinate federal civilian networks and select private sector networks that are part of the critical infrastructure. The Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset […] More

  • Study: Malicious Attacks Cost More for French Companies - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Study: Malicious Attacks Cost More for French Companies

    Data breaches as a result of malicious activity are significantly more expensive than inadvertent breaches caused by employee negligence, according to a recent study by the Ponemon Institute, together with PGP Corporation. The study, “2009 Annual Study: French Cost of a Data Breach,” found that for each customer record lost, it cost a company approximately […] More

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