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  • Siemens Pakistan Names 32-Year Vet Guenter Zwickl CEO - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Siemens Pakistan Names 32-Year Vet Guenter Zwickl CEO

    Siemens Pakistan‘s board of directors has elected 32-year company veteran Guenter Zwickl CEO and managing director, The News International reports. According to the website, he will focus on streamlining and growing the company's business in the country. The company has had a long-term presence in Pakistan since its inception, helping the country answer challenges, Zwickl […] More

  • Contractors Fuel, Provide Personnel for US' Worldwide Proliferation of Drones, Bases - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Contractors Fuel, Provide Personnel for US' Worldwide Proliferation of Drones, Bases

    More civilian contractors are working directly with the U.S. military and CIA to gather intelligence and execute offensive strikes as the U.S. continues to expand the number of drones it operates around the world. Many of these contractors are helping drive the U.S.’ demand for their personnel by rapidly evolving drone technologies and capabilities, working in tandem with the U.S. to develop a global network of […] More

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    Hackers Deface Indian Committee Website

    Anonymous hackers on Sunday defaced the official website of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee, a unit of the Indian National Congress, according to The Hindu. Renjith Balan, IT adviser of the party, said he discovered the defacement at 7 p.m. The hackers posted several messages on the website, saying they were acting on the behalf […] More

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    Cyber War Rages as Indian, Pakistani Cyber Armies Battle it Out

    A group of Pakistani hackers calling itself the Pakistan Cyber Army has begun attacking the websites of the Indian Cyber Army attack after ICA shut down nearly 40 Pakistani government websites. According to The Express Tribune, the two hacker collectives have been engaged in a cyber war, attacking each other’s and government-owned websites. Some of […] More

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    'Indian Cyber Army' Strikes against Pakistani Gov't Websites

    Nearly 40 Pakistani government websites were cyber attacked Tuesday by a group of hackers calling itself the “Indian Cyber Army,“ The Express Tribune reports. The websites were hosted on a single server, which allowed the hackers to take over multiple sites simultaneously, according to an email sent by the hackers. The hackers defaced several of […] More

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    Pakistan Lacks Laws to Combat Cyber Terrorism

    Pakistan currently has no law to combat cyber terrorism as the Prevention of Electronic Crime Ordinance introduced in February 2009 is no more functional after completing its constitutional life, according to a senior official at the Pakistani government. The official who serves at the Federal Law Enforcement Agency said the Ministry of Interior repeatedly drew […] More

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    India Could Face Onslaught of Pakistani Hackers, Say Intelligence Officials

    Already reeling from repeated cyber attacks by sophisticated Chinese cyber criminals, sensitive Indian departments could be up against a blitz of Pakistani hackers. According to Times of India, the Indian government has cautioned defense services, financial institutions, Internet service providers and private-sector businesses of possible cyber attack by Pakistani hacker groups. Intelligence agencies recently issued […] More

  • New CIA Spy Chief Represents Shift in Agency Priorities - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    New CIA Spy Chief Represents Shift in Agency Priorities

    Last week, the CIA announced the nomination of John Bennett, a former station chief and Marine Corps officer, to head the National Clandestine Service (NCS).  As the CIA’s station chief in Islamabad, Pakistan, he oversaw drone strikes that killed at least 20 high-level Al Qaeda leaders, including Baitullah Mehsud, and he previously led the CIA’s […] More

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    Pakistan Breaks Up Hacker Gang

    Authorities in Pakistan disclosed the arrests of 5 hackers yesterday in the break-up of a gang of cyber criminals involved in fraud and defacing websites. The operation took place over several weeks according to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). Computers and other equipment linked to cyber crime were taken from the scene, according to the […] More

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    Websites in Pakistan Hacked

    Several websites in Pakistan were hacked last week, including the website of the Pakistani National Response Center for Cyber Crimes. The hacker was able to access a database of email addresses on one of the websites, according to an article on SCMagazineUK.com. According a forum posting, the hacker claimed to have accessed the database while […] More

  • What's next in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan: Mary Beth Long - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    What’s next in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan: Mary Beth Long

    The recent release of the defense budget for 2010 makes one thing clear: With $61 billion requested for Iraq (versus $65 billion for Afghanistan), a shift in US priorities is underway. As the Obama administration looks to new challenges in Afghanistan and secondly, Pakistan, ExecutiveBiz recently caught up with Mary Beth Long, former assistant secretary […] More

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