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  • Law Expert: Lawyers Likely Involved in Stuxnet Attack - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Law Expert: Lawyers Likely Involved in Stuxnet Attack

    U.S. Cyber Command’s top lawyer told attendees at a George Washington University event that lawyers could have helped develop the Stuxnet computer worm, AOL Defense reports.  The Department of Homeland Security determined the worm could threaten critical infrastructure. Air Force Col. Gary Brown claimed lawyers may have helped develop the worm because it was designed […] More

  • Symantec Survey Finds Less Awareness in Government Infrastructure Policies, Protection - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Symantec Survey Finds Less Awareness in Government Infrastructure Policies, Protection

    Symantec’s 2011 Critical Infrastructure Protection Survey found a global drop in awareness and engagement as measured by the CIP Participation Index. Symantec reported the CIP Participation Index measured at 82 percent in government protection programs this year, which is a 18 point drop from last year.  “The findings of this survey are somewhat alarming, given recent attacks […] More

  • Researchers Warn of Potential Attacks on Energy, Industrial Plants - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Researchers Warn of Potential Attacks on Energy, Industrial Plants

    According to researchers, energy and industrial plants are vulnerable to devastating cyber attacks. Dillon Beresford, a researcher with NSS Labs, warned attendees at last week’s Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas that there are significant security issues in the programmable logic controllers that are used to operate mechanical processes in power and manufacturing plants […] More

  • Expert: Hackers Could Free Prisoners from Jail Cells - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Expert: Hackers Could Free Prisoners from Jail Cells

    Researchers are now warning that vulnerabilities in the electronic infrastructures of prisons could allow hackers to release prisoners from their jail cells. According to Wired, security consultant and engineer John Strauchs said some of the same vulnerabilities that the Stuxnet superworm used to sabotage centrifuges at a nuclear plant in Iran exist in the country“™s […] More

  • DHS: Stuxnet Clones May Target US Infrastructures - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DHS: Stuxnet Clones May Target US Infrastructures

    Officials from the Department of Homeland Security warned Congress yesterday that potential variants of the Stuxnet worm could threaten important U.S. infrastructures. Roberta Stempfley and Sean P. McGurk from the DHS’ Office of Cyber Security and Communications appeared before House members and stressed the importance of strengthened cybersecurity efforts across the federal government. They said […] More

  • Cyber Experts Take On Cybersecurity in Estonia Meet - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cyber Experts Take On Cybersecurity in Estonia Meet

    Three hundred cyber experts from around the world gathered in Tallinn today for a NATO Cyber Conflict conference to discuss the legal and political aspects of national and global cybersecurity amid a surge of attacks, AFP reports.   “The special focus at the conference this year is on generating cyber forces … the technologies, people […] More

  • Pentagon Deems Cyber Attack an Act of Warfare - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Pentagon Deems Cyber Attack an Act of Warfare

    The Pentagon has concluded that cyber attacks by foreign hackers can be classified as an act of war, The Wall Street Journal reports. Citing three officials who had seen the Pentagon’s soon-to-be-released cyber strategy, WSJ said the plan would maintain that the current international rules of armed conflict are relevant in cyberspace. The Pentagon aims […] More

  • Navy Seeks to Implement Faster Acquisition Strategy to Fight Cyber Threats - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Navy Seeks to Implement Faster Acquisition Strategy to Fight Cyber Threats

    The Navy plans to strengthen its network security systems and accelerate its acquisitions process to respond to the ever-evolving threat of cyberwarfare, according to a SPAWAR program manager. Kevin McNally outlined the department’s plans at a luncheon Tuesday hosted by the San Diego chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association. According to San Diego Source/The […] More

  • Experts Doubt Iran's Claims of being Cyber Attacked - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Experts Doubt Iran's Claims of being Cyber Attacked

    More than a week after Iran said it had been the victim of another cyber attack by foreign adversaries, computer security experts around the globe are voicing their skepticism about the country’s claims. After the Stuxnet incident last year, Iran claims it was recently hit with another cyber attack. The Iranian government said it suspected […] More

  • Iran Claims 'Stars' Virus Hit Gov't Computers - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Iran Claims 'Stars' Virus Hit Gov't Computers

    Iran claims to have discovered a new espionage virus targeting its government computers, BBC News reported. The malware — dubbed Stars — has been able to inflict minor damage, according to the head of Iran’s civil defense organization. If the reports are correct, it would be the second major cyber attack in a year, after […] More

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