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  • Intel's David Hoffman Joins NCSA Board of Directors - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Intel's David Hoffman Joins NCSA Board of Directors

    The National Cyber Security Alliance announced today David Hoffman, director of security policy and global privacy officer at Intel Corporation, has been named to the organization’s board of directors. NCSA is a nonprofit public-private partnership focused on cybersecurity awareness and education. Hoffman is an expert in cybersecurity issues and will support the organization’s mission to […] More

  • Facebook Enhances Mobile Security - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Facebook Enhances Mobile Security

    Facebook announced yesterday that it is currently working on strengthening its mobile security by introducing two new features that are currently only available online — social reporting and the ability to reset passwords. According to a new note on the Facebook Security page, engineers have been testing social reporting on Facebook’s mobile site and expect […] More

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    Facebook Offers $500 Bounty for Bugs

    Facebook is the newest addition to a list of companies that are offering rewards to users with information on bugs, malware or other website flaws. Facebook announced recently a $500 bounty to anyone with information on bugs found on the site, such as XSS or cross-site scripting errors. Depending on the bug, the reward amount […] More

  • Symantec Study Finds Companies Vulnerable to Social Media Incidents - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Symantec Study Finds Companies Vulnerable to Social Media Incidents

     Symantec announced today the findings of its recent study that examined the ways in which companies protect themselves from the negative consequences of using social media. According to the 2011 Social Media Protection Flash Poll, the typical enterprise experienced nine social media incidents, such as employees posting confidential information publicly over the past year, with […] More

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    Autodesk Announces Acquisition of Pixlr

    Autodesk announced today it has completed the acquisition of Pixlr, a free online and social image creating, collecting, editing and sharing service. Pixlr, launched in 2008, provides accessible tools for nonprofessionals to create, edit and share images online and socially through platforms like Facebook. “Combining image editing capabilities with sketching capabilities provides new avenues for […] More

  • UK: Terrorists Use Facebook, Twitter for 'Cyber Jihad' - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    UK: Terrorists Use Facebook, Twitter for 'Cyber Jihad'

    The British government is warning about the threat of al-Qaida using online technology to plan attacks in pursuit of a “cyber jihad,” BBC News reports. According to U.K.’s updated counterterrorism strategy published Tuesday, terrorists’ use of social media to disseminate information and radicalize people is “commonplace,” and evidence shows extremists are looking to “invade Facebook.” […] More

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    New Facebook Scam Promises Morbid Video

    A currently spreading Facebook scam is exploiting the morbid curiousness of some, enticing the social networking crowd into clicking on a virally spreading fake video link, ZDNet reports. Users who clicked on the “Photographer commited SUICIDE 3 days after shooting THIS video” link were redirected to a fake Facebook screen, where they were asked to […] More

  • Google is First Company to Welcome 1 Billion Monthly E-Visitors - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Google is First Company to Welcome 1 Billion Monthly E-Visitors

    Google has added another accomplishment to its resume — comScore reports the search engine giant is the first company to receive 1 billion unique visitors to its site per month. Google saw an 8.4 percent increase in site visitors compared to May 2010. ComScore offers estimates based on a panel of 2 million Internet users […] More

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    LulzSec Releases Massive Data Dump, Shuts Down Thousands of Australian Sites

    Prankster hacker group LulzSec has steered its Lulz Boat and quest for mischief toward “down under,” breaking into Australian domain registrar and web host Distribute.IT, and crippling access to thousands of websites, according to media reports. The Register reports that the among the Australian data dump were details from Australian universities and government departments, including […] More

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    Unisys Announces New Voice-Based Services for Social Networking Sites

    Unisys announced a multitude of new services that allow providers to merge voice-based services with social media channels. The services will be available on Unisys VoiceSource Express 400 Series platform and will benefit customers who use smartphones and feature phones by bringing innovative, easy-to-use voice and data applications directly to their devices. “These new services […] More

  • Facebook Adds Federal Insiders to Team - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Facebook Adds Federal Insiders to Team

    Facebook is bringing presidential knowledge to its communications team, hiring former Clinton White House spokesman Joe Lockhart to focus on the social network's federal policy. Lockhart, who served as press secretary during Clinton's second term, will act as vice president of global communications in his new position. He will report to to Elliott Schrage, VP […] More

  • Accenture's New Social Media Manager Merges Business with Facebook - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Accenture’s New Social Media Manager Merges Business with Facebook

    Accenture is expanding its business into the social media realm, developing a tool that will allow companies to determine the optimum social-networking channels and enable them to connect with their customers. The Social Media Engagement Manager analyzes a company's use of social media and measures the level of engagement customers have with them to determine […] More

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