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  • Report: Iran Cyber Threat Perceptions Fueled by House Hearing - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Iran Cyber Threat Perceptions Fueled by House Hearing

    Experts told House lawmakers this week that they believe Iran is a bigger threat than China or Russia, having passed developmental stages for offensive capabilities and moved onto defensive efforts in cyberspace, GCN reports.  Ilan Berman, vice president of the American Foreign Policy Council, told attendees of a joint House Homeland Security Committee subcommittee meeting that […] More

  • Felony Charges for Juveniles' Alleged Cyber Attack on School District - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Felony Charges for Juveniles' Alleged Cyber Attack on School District

    Two high school students in Columbus, Ga., were charged last week for their alleged roles in a cyber attack that repeatedly disrupted a school district's network and slowed schools' online access for the past month, authorities said. The students, accused of DoS attacking a school district's network, were charged with one count each of computer […] More

  • US Rules Out North Korea's Role in '09 Cyber Attacks - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    US Rules Out North Korea's Role in '09 Cyber Attacks

    U.S. authorities have all but ruled out the role of North Korea in the cyber attacks which took place around July 4, 2009. Last July, denial of service attacks hit U.S. and South Korean government networks, making several websites briefly unavailable. At the time, many cyber experts blamed North Korea for the attacks. However, it […] More

  • Jim Lewis Sees Increased Role of Government in Cybersecurity - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Jim Lewis Sees Increased Role of Government in Cybersecurity

    As the US looks to build increased cybersecurity capabilities, the role the government should play is increasingly coming towards the center of the debate. James Lewis of the Center for Security and International Studies (CSIS) wants to see the government take a more central role in increasing cybersecurity on US networks. At the 2010 Government […] More

  • Jim Lewis on the Threat of Cyber Terrorism - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Jim Lewis on the Threat of Cyber Terrorism

    Earlier this month, DNI Dennis Blair raised the issue of cybersecurity in his testimony before Congress on the Annual Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community. While the threats in cyberspace are only now coming into the common lexicon, James Lewis, of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), has long been cognizant of […] More

  • 60-Day Cyberspace Policy Review Recap: 10 Insiders - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    60-Day Cyberspace Policy Review Recap: 10 Insiders

    It has been a few weeks since the 60-day White House Cyberspace Policy Review came out, now hear what think-tank leaders, policymakers and experts are saying. A Recap of the 60-day Review. 1.  Leslie Harris, president and CEO of the Center for Democracy and Technology: “welcomes the administration’s efforts to turn a campaign promise into action.” […] More

  • Jim Lewis of CSIS: Cybersecurity trends to watch over the next 12 months - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Jim Lewis of CSIS: Cybersecurity trends to watch over the next 12 months

    Well before “cybersecurity” became the topic of the day on a national scale, Jim Lewis was tracking it. Since coming on board the Center for Strategic and International Studies in 2001, Lewis has made cybersecurity his main focus. So, with all the talk “” and unanswered questions “” about the 60-day cybersecurity review upon us, […] More

  • Top 10 Beltway Game Changers to Watch - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Top 10 Beltway Game Changers to Watch

    Change. It’s not just a campaign theme anymore. From bailouts to stimulus packages, to talk of cybersecurity and government transparency, change is everywhere in Washington these days. So, who’s leading the charge? For the second straight year, ExecutiveBiz brings you its annual list of Beltway Game Changers. These are agents of change leaving a significant […] More

  • Obama taps local expert Melissa Hathaway for key cyber role - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Obama taps local expert Melissa Hathaway for key cyber role

    President Obama has just named Melissa Hathaway to lead a sweeping review of US cybersecurity and its preparedness to protect the government’s information technology systems from security and economic threats. The review will be conducted over the next two months. The need for a 60-day interagency review is critical, says John Brennan, assistant to the […] More

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