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  • GovCon Leaders Talk Federal Cyber Defense in Sony Hack's Wake - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    GovCon Leaders Talk Federal Cyber Defense in Sony Hack’s Wake

    The widely-reported cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment that compromised emails written by the movie and television company’s leaders and personal information of employees took another turn Friday when the FBI publicly held North Korea’s government responsible for the hack. As covered on our sister site ExecutiveGov, the bureau said it traced the malware, lines […] More

  • Juan Zarate on his Latest Book 'Treasury's War', Private-Public Financial Collaboration in National Security Efforts, and the Power of the 'Carrot' of Financial Inclusion - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Juan Zarate on his Latest Book ‘Treasury’s War’, Private-Public Financial Collaboration in National Security Efforts, and the Power of the ‘Carrot’ of Financial Inclusion

    On the heels of the late 2013 release of his second book, Treasury“™s War: The Unleashing of a New Era of Financial Warfare, Juan Zarate caught up with ExecutiveBiz to discuss his and the Treasury Department“™s work in the years after 9/11 to promote U.S. national security interests through sophisticated global financial campaigns. As the […] More

  • Report: Iran Models Gunship Helicopter Off US AH-1 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Iran Models Gunship Helicopter Off US AH-1

    Iran unveiled a new gunship helicopter Wednesday that aviation experts view as a copy of older U.S. and British designs, Wired reports. David Axe writes the new helicopter also appears similar to older models from Russia, China and North Korea. According to Wired, the Toufan 2 attack helicopter is modeled off the U.S. AH-1, used during […] More

  • Report: North Korea Jamming South Korean GPS Signals - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: North Korea Jamming South Korean GPS Signals

    North Korea has reportedly been jamming GPS systems over the Korean Peninsula since last Saturday, Nextgov reports. Signal disruptions had affected over 252 flights to and from South Korean airports as of Monday, according to multiple news sources. Lee Kyung-Woo, deputy director of South Korea’s communications commission, told Australian website News.com.au the GPS signals were […] More

  • 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

  • Defector Claims North Korea Grooms Cyber Terrorists - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Defector Claims North Korea Grooms Cyber Terrorists

    North Korea is expanding its force of future cyber warriors, and is even sending young hacker prodigies abroad to enhance their skills, according to a representative from a group of North Korean defectors, Korea Joongang Daily reports. Kim Heung-kwang of the North Korea Intellectuals Solidarity said yesterday North Korea has upped its number of cyber […] More

  • South Korea Beefs up Cybersecurity to Stave off Attacks from North - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    South Korea Beefs up Cybersecurity to Stave off Attacks from North

    South Korea plans to ramp up cybersecurity within the government to counter cyber attacks from its northern neighbor, AFP reports. Forty-five officials at 23 government agencies will be tapped to lead computer security and emergency planning in an effort to protect against continuous web-based attacks, a home affairs ministry official told AFP. South Korean prosecutors […] More

  • N. Korean Hackers Accused of Breaching S. Korean Bank - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    N. Korean Hackers Accused of Breaching S. Korean Bank

    North Korean hackers were behind last month’s cyber attack that brought down the network of a South Korean bank, according to prosecutors in Seoul. Reuters reported the April 12 take down of South Korea’s agricultural banking cooperative Nonghyup’s computer system impacted millions of customers who could not use the bank’s credit cards and ATMs for […] More

  • Hackers Cyber Attack North Korean Leader, Heir - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Hackers Cyber Attack North Korean Leader, Heir

    Hackers have attacked North Korea’s official YouTube and Twitter accounts, posting an animation showing Kim Jong-il’s son and rumored heir driving a sports car into a crowd of starving countrymen, according to media reports. Reuters Africa reports the cyber attack occurred Saturday, which is believed to be Kim Jong-un’s birthday, and called for a revolution […] More

  • China-Based Hackers Steal North Korean Defense Secrets - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    China-Based Hackers Steal North Korean Defense Secrets

    Hackers in China have stolen secrets on South Korea‘s defense and foreign affairs by using fake emails claiming to come from Seoul officials and diplomats, a spokesman for the South Korean National Intelligence Service told AFP. Hackers sent emails purporting to be from South Korean diplomats, presidential aides and other people familiar to Seoul officials. […] More

  • Unstoppable Cyber Army Would Only Take 2 Years - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Unstoppable Cyber Army Would Only Take 2 Years

    It would take only two years and around $100 million to develop an unstoppable cyber army, according to a former NSA official. Charlie Miller, who currently serves as a researcher with Independent Security Evaluators, demonstrated a plan to develop a cyber army at the DefCon meeting in Las Vegas. Miller said he was asked by […] More

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