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  • NIC's Jayne Friedland Holland: Fusion Centers Can Help Agencies Combat Hacktivism - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NIC’s Jayne Friedland Holland: Fusion Centers Can Help Agencies Combat Hacktivism

    Jayne Friedland Holland, chief security officer at information services provider NIC, has said fusion centers can help government agencies defend against hacktivism and other cyber crimes through intelligence data sharing. Holland wrote in a guest post published Wednesday on GCN the intelligence gathering entities share a similar cybersecurity mission with government, law enforcement and private organizations. She noted that fusion centers are funded through a […] More

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    Raytheon’s Dave Wajsgras: Presidential Candidates’ Cyber Stances Impact ‘Millennial’ Vote

    A joint Raytheon-National Cyber Security Alliance survey has discovered a presidential candidate’s stance on cybersecurity directly impacts the “millennial vote” across those aged 18-26 years old, Raytheon’s Dave Wajsgras wrote in a Federal Times article published Friday. That survey conducted in October said millennials aged 18-26 have increased their interest in the cybersecurity field during a time that has seen […] More

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    New Zealand to Fight Cyber Terrorists, Hacktivists

    The government in New Zealand has launched an initiative to stop cyber crime, espionage, online terrorist recruitment and even hacktivism, The New Zealand Herald reports.   Communications Minister Steven Joyce yesterday announced the cybersecurity strategy document detailing the government’s response to a “growing cyber threat.” The strategy calls for the creation of a national cybersecurity […] More

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    Nigerian Hacktivists Rage against Costly Presidential Inauguration

    Nigerian hacktivists yesterday attacked the Niger Delta Development Commission’s website, reportedly reacting to the government’s plan to spend about $6.5 million on President Goodluck Jonathan‘s May 29 inauguration, NEXT reports. Known as NaijaCyberHactivists, the Nigerian hacker group warned of more attacks this weekend should the president decide to maintain his budget. The letter expressed frustration […] More

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    The Young Eating the Young: 'Anonymous' Member Turns on Group?

    Maybe it's karma or maybe it's just the nature of the hacking world, but infamous hacktivist collective Anonymous was recently hacked by one of its own, according to postings from administrators of the groups' network. Postings on a site belonging to a subgroup called Anonops claim an insider named Ryan hijacked one of the group's […] More

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    Sony Accuses Anonymous in One of Largest Breaches Ever

    In a letter to Congress released yesterday, a Sony Corp. executive said the company found a mocking message left during a recent cyber attack, but still does not know who stole personal information from more than 100 million of the company’s online-gaming accounts. Although the intruders deleted all traces of the hack, Sony said it […] More

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    McAfee 2011 Threat Index: Sophisticated Cyber Threats Hiding in Plain Sight

    2010 was a breakout year for cybersecurity: from the revelations of the attack on Google, Operation Aurora, and the controversy surrounding WikiLeaks, to the Stuxnet worm, which targeted Iran's critical infrastructure and spawned a number of cyber conspiracy theories. But like a block-busting, splashy Hollywood sequel, cybersecurity in 2011 promises to be even bigger and […] More

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