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  • SANS Institute to Hold Cyber Threat Intell Summit, Training; Mike Cloppert Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SANS Institute to Hold Cyber Threat Intell Summit, Training; Mike Cloppert Comments

    SANS Institute will host a cyber threat intelligence summit and training beginning on Feb. 3 through 10 in Alexandria, Virginia, with focus on analysis techniques. Threat intelligence professionals from Lockheed Martin, JPMorgan Chase and the Department of Homeland Security‘s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center will discuss how to develop cyber threat intelligence analysis systems, […] More

  • LogRhythm's Chris Petersen, James Carder Present at SANS DFIR Summit - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    LogRhythm’s Chris Petersen, James Carder Present at SANS DFIR Summit

    James Carder and Chris Petersen of LogRhythm and Alissa Torres of the SANS Institute joined Sameer Bhalotra, former senior cybersecurity director at the White House, as presenters at the recent SANS Digital Forensics Incident Response Summit. LogRhythm said July 2 their presentation titled “Finding the Needle in the Haystack: Triggering Cyber Breach Incident Response by Spotting Even […] More

  • DHS, Idaho National Lab Win Award for Cyber Training Programs - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DHS, Idaho National Lab Win Award for Cyber Training Programs

    The Department of Homeland Security‘s National Cyber Security Division and the Idaho National Laboratory have won the 2011 U.S. National Cybersecurity Innovation Award for creating a series of training programs on defending the power grid and other utility systems, according to a SANS Institute announcement. The programs were created by the DHS Controls Systems Security Program and […] More

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    Cisco Wins National Cybersecurity Innovation Award

    Cisco has won the 2011 U.S. National Cybersecurity Innovation Award for developing top cybersecurity talent by training IT architects to be security architecture sensors and enable security to be “baked” into software applications. It is one of 14 companies selected from 50 nominations. The SANS Institute recognizes innovative developments from companies and government agencies who have developed […] More

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    DHS Crafts Plans to Protect Small Businesses from Hackers

    Image: Wayne Ruston After the recent onslaught of cyber attacks hitting corporate and public-sector websites, the federal government has devised a plan to protect small businesses from hackers, SCMagazineUS.com reports. Released yesterday, the Common Weakness Risk Analysis Framework, developed by the Department of Homeland Security, MITRE Corp and SANS Institute, will help the business owners […] More

  • Alan Paller: Our Cyber Defense Must Be Near Perfect - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Alan Paller: Our Cyber Defense Must Be Near Perfect

    The United States is more dependent on the Internet than other nations, Alan Paller, Director of Research at The SANS Institute, told the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. During a hearing on June 15 to discuss the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010, Paller told members of the Committee, […] More

  • Sameer Bhalotra to Back Up Howard Schmidt? - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Sameer Bhalotra to Back Up Howard Schmidt?

    There have been some whispers in the capital that White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt will shortly name Sameer Bhalotra as deputy cybersecurity coordinator. Bhalotra is the senior cybersecurity staffer on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and has held the position since 2007. A report by Adam Ross of the SANS Institute claims that […] More

  • Cyber Defenders of the World Unite! - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cyber Defenders of the World Unite!

    This week, RSA’s conference in California looks “ to drive the worldwide information security agenda,“ says conference general manager Sandra Toms LaPedis. As instances of cyber attacks continue to grow more prevalent, cyber warriors and national security officials are gathering in California to examine methods to enhance cyber defenses. The RSA conference, held in San […] 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

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    Haitian Disaster May Be Exploited by Cyber Criminals

    Security researchers have a tendency to never underestimate the heartlessness of humanity. Following the recent earthquake disaster in Haiti, that has left significant portions of the country in ruins and caused widespread suffering, cyber criminals are set to exploit the disaster with a variety of scams. A number of websites have already been established about […] More

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    SANS Institute Report on Top Cyber Risks

    The SANS Institute published a report Tuesday highlighting the top cyber risks based on data collected from government and the private sector. According to the report, websites and unpatched software are the greatest cyber risks. More than 60 percent of attacks on the Internet are against websites and often take the form of “convert[ing] trusted […] More

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    Government Seeks Technology 'Geeks' Through Cyber Challenge

    The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) announced  a new initiative entitled the U.S. Cyber Security Challenge. With participation from the U.S. Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center, the Air Force Association and the SANS Institute, 10,000 tech-savvy high school and college students will compete through a variety of exercises, including live competitions, that challenge their cyber defense skills […] More

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