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  • Human Factor Missing in Cybersecurity? - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Human Factor Missing in Cybersecurity?

    There is too much of an emphasis in cybersecurity on “technical solutions,“ and not enough focus on the nitty-gritty unknowns of human behavor in cyberspace, says Eric Bonabeau, the founder and chairman of cutting-edge “idea-incubator“ Icosystem Corporation. “The extent to which research and development in cybersecurity has been skewed toward “˜technical solutions' is mind-boggling,“ Bonabeau, […] More

  • McAfee 2011 Threat Index: Sophisticated Cyber Threats Hiding in Plain Sight - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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

  • Howard Schmidt: Cyber Threat 'Exaggerated' - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Howard Schmidt: Cyber Threat 'Exaggerated'

    You can barely turn a page in a newspaper–or on your e-reader–without getting bombarded with an impending sense of doom originating from cyber attacks and malicious hackers. However, according to White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt, that threat has been overplayed–“exaggerated,” as the cyber czar put it in a recent interview. “Things have to be […] More

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    WikiLeaks' Latest Disclosure Connects China to Aurora Attacks

    With the latest disclosures from WikiLeaks, it became clear what many already suspected about the culprits behind the 2009 Google attacks: They originated from China. The whistle-blower site on Sunday released another massive batch of diplomatic cables that contained communications between the Department of State and some 270 embassies and consulates, The New York Times […] More

  • Return of the Aurora Attackers? - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Return of the Aurora Attackers?

    Researchers at Symantec say a new round of targeted web assaults appear to come from the same group responsible for last year’s attacks against Google and other major U.S. businesses. Writing on the Symantec Security blog, researcher Karthik Selvaraj said evidence collected on the new targeted attacks have  many of the same characteristics as the […] More

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    Two Schools in China Implicated in Operation Aurora Attacks

    In the latest news regarding the Aurora attacks, which targeted search engine giant Google and a number of other companies, two Chinese schools have come under suspicion of possible involvement in the attacks. Chinese computer science schools, Shanghai Jiaotong University and the Lanxiang Vocational School, both with ties to the Chinese military, are being investigated […] More

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