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  • Staying Anonymous in a Time of Surveillance - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Staying Anonymous in a Time of Surveillance

    From Googling to emailing to social networking, every day millions of Americans unknowingly leave behind digital breadcrumbs while surfing the web, sometimes at the risk of compromising their anonymity. But while there is technology available to stay anonymous in a time of surveillance, experts say policies and legislation won’t protect web users from privacy invasion […] More

  • RSA Conference Yields Expert Advice - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    RSA Conference Yields Expert Advice

    Last week, RSA held its annual conference out in San Francisco, CA. The conference brought together cyber experts from around the world, along with notable speakers like DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, FBI Director Robert Mueller and Howard Schmidt, the White House Cybersecurity Coordinator. The topics discussed range from cloud computing to botnets to the need […] More

  • US Getting Closer to Finding Google Hackers - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    US Getting Closer to Finding Google Hackers

    US authorities believe they may have identified the programming author who wrote the code used in the hacking attacks against search engine giant Google, according to an article in the Financial Times. After the discovery last week of the possible complicity of two schools in China with known ties to the military, US analysts say […] More

  • Mischel Kwon: Cybersecurity is "many problems on many different levels" - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Mischel Kwon: Cybersecurity is “many problems on many different levels”

    Cybersecurity has drawn an increasing amount of attention in recent months particularly following the cyber attacks against search engine giant Google. Earlier this month, the US House of Representatives recently passed the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act, which is now in the Senate. So what is needed to increase cybersecurity in the US? Most experts argue that […] More

  • GovCon Daily News Recap - Feb. 19, 2010 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    GovCon Daily News Recap – Feb. 19, 2010

    Mischel Kwon, former Director of US-CERT, sees cybersecurity as a ‘group effort.’ The US is using automation to deal with the lack of skilled cyber professionals Cobham wins a $25 million contract with Sikorsky Accumen-Solutions wins cloud-computing contract with HHS Paul McQuillan and John Coster appointed to senior positions with A-T Solutions More

  • Mischel Kwon: Cybersecurity is a Group Effort - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Mischel Kwon: Cybersecurity is a Group Effort

    Cybersecurity is becoming a more central portion of the US national lexicon, particularly in Washington. Recently, the House passed the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act, which has gone to the Senate for approval, and a variety of recent attacks on private organizations has brought cyber attacks into the daily news. Mischel Kwon, presently VP of Public Sector […] More

  • Despite the Challenges, “˜Let“™s Put Our Trust in Schmidt“™ - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Despite the Challenges, “˜Let“™s Put Our Trust in Schmidt“™

    In December, President Barack Obama announced the appointment of Howard Schmidt to the position of cybersecurity coordinator, which has sat vacant since its creation in May 2009. Schmidt, a veteran of industry and previous administrations, will be responsible for coordinating the national effort to better secure U.S. cyber infrastructure. The U.S. is consistently under attack […] More

  • Executive Profile: Mischel Kwon of RSA - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Executive Profile: Mischel Kwon of RSA

    Mischel Kwon is vice president of public sector security solutions for the worldwide professional services unit at RSA, the security division of EMC. Kwon is responsible for leading RSA’s security consulting services practice, and while focusing on the public sector, she also will provide private-sector customers and global organizations strategic, technical and policy assistance in […] More

  • Acting Cyber Czar Says White House is not Behind in Cyber - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Acting Cyber Czar Says White House is not Behind in Cyber

    The current acting Cyber Security Coordinator at the White House, Chris Painter, recently responded to the growing criticism targeting the White House’s inability to fill the position permanently. At the Federal Chief Information Officers Council’s 2009 Federal Identity Management and Cybersecurity Conference on Tuesday, he said “It’s a mistake to think that without a coordinator […] More

  • US Must Engage International Community, Says Former Bush Assistant - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    US Must Engage International Community, Says Former Bush Assistant

    As the United States moves toward a more coherent approach to cybersecurity, the question has been repeatedly raised around forming an international agreement on cyber attacks. Neill Sciarrone, a former special assistant to President George W. Bush for Cyber Security and Information Sharing, said, “taking a U.S.-centric approach is not a viable approach.” At a […] More

  • Diffused Cybersecurity Responsibilities - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Diffused Cybersecurity Responsibilities

    In the cybersecurity realm, a number of professionals have advocated for a centralized approach. The U.S. military has stood up a Cyber Command to coordinate cybersecurity for the DoD and DHS has gained the lead role in securing civilian government networks. Yet, one expert questions this highly centralized approach to cybersecurity. In a recent interview […] More

  • Mischel Kwon, Director of US Computer Emergency Response Team, Resigns - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Mischel Kwon, Director of US Computer Emergency Response Team, Resigns

    Mischel Kwon, director of the US Computer Emergency Response Team has resigned, reportedly due to frustration with bureaucratic obstacles and not having sufficient power to execute the functions of her office in Department of Homeland Security, according to Defense Tech. Mischel Kwon, the fourth U.S. CERT director in five years, resigned on Friday. A Bush administration holdover, she […] More

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