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  • Iran: Siemens Aided US, Israel Launch Stuxnet Attack - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Iran: Siemens Aided US, Israel Launch Stuxnet Attack

    A senior Iranian military official is accusing Siemens of helping the United States and Israel unleash last year’s Stuxnet worm, a highly complex piece of malware that targeted Iran’s nuclear facilities, according to media reports. “Our executive officials should legally follow up the case of Siemens SCADA software which prepared the ground for the Stuxnet […] More

  • Regulatory Watchdog: Will FISMA Standards be Extended to Industry to Avoid Financial Cyber Attack? - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Regulatory Watchdog: Will FISMA Standards be Extended to Industry to Avoid Financial Cyber Attack?

    As the National Institute of Standards and Technology makes headway in preparing standards required by FISMA, a regulatory watchdog in the District is expressing concerns both about the increasing  burden on industry and  whether FISMA standards will include the private sector in thwarting a financial cyber attack. The Center for Regulatory Effectiveness, founded and managed […] More

  • Stuxnet is Cyber 'Hiroshima' - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Stuxnet is Cyber 'Hiroshima'

    Snobbish protestations to the contrary, Stuxnet is a big deal in the cyber world. The little (computer) worm that targeted Iran“™s nuclear program and served as a middle-of-the-night, cold-sweat wake-up call for cybersecurity professionals the world over was not merely the opening shot in a cyber war, a recent Vanity Fair article argues. It was […] More

  • Report: Malware Continues to Threaten SCADA Systems - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Malware Continues to Threaten SCADA Systems

    A new report by the Security Incidents Organization has revealed that manufacturing and infrastructure security worldwide continues to be vulnerable to malware and cyber attack. John Cusimano, executive director of SIO, said the “Report on Cyber Security Incidents and Trends Affecting Industrial Control Systems Resulting from Malware Infections” details the continuing web hazards and how […] More

  • UK Energy Sector Fears Attack within Next 12 Months - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    UK Energy Sector Fears Attack within Next 12 Months

    Energy firms in the U.K. believe a major cyber attack against the grid will be launched in the next 12 months, but are not taking action implementing stronger cybersecurity or other defensive measures, according to a new survey. Conducted by D.C.-based Center for Strategic and International Studies, on behalf of McAfee, the survey polled critical […] More

  • Massive Increase in Botnet Attacks in 2010 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Massive Increase in Botnet Attacks in 2010

    2010 saw a dramatic increase in cyber crime and targeted botnet attacks, and at its peak around Christmas, the total number of unique botnet victims was 654 percent greater than the victim population at the beginning of the year, according to a new report. “Prior to 2010, many people thought in terms of spam and […] More

  • Bruce Schneier: Stop 'Battle of Metaphors' when Discussing Cyber - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Bruce Schneier: Stop 'Battle of Metaphors' when Discussing Cyber

    The threat of cyber warfare is greatly exaggerated and using salacious phrases such as “cyber Armageddon” will only make the situation worse, according to a security expert. Bruce Schneier, chief security technology officer for BT, told BBC News there is a power struggle going on, involving a “battle of metaphors.” He suggested the notion of […] More

  • Anonymous Claims to Have Stuxnet Code - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Anonymous Claims to Have Stuxnet Code

    A member of Anonymous claims to have the code for the infamous Stuxnet worm that last year wreaked havoc across the world and targeted Iranian nuclear plants. The Register reported that Topiary, a hacktivist linked to Anonymous, claimed on Twitter to have gained possession of the malware, saying “Anonymous is now in possession of Stuxnet […] More

  • Lose Your Heart, Not Your Wallet - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lose Your Heart, Not Your Wallet

    Valentine“™s Day beckons. Flower delivery drivers are gassing up their trucks. Chocolate-filled hearts are flying off store shelves. Romantic restaurants are taking reservations. Women wait with baited breath for anticipated, delightful surprises. The day arrives, and in your inbox sits a love letter from a secret admirer. Who is it? Did your significant other remember […] More

  • Minister: Canada Faces 'Significant' Cyber Threat - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Minister: Canada Faces 'Significant' Cyber Threat

    Canada faces escalating threats from cyber attacks by foreign spies, hackers and terrorists, and experts warn more must be done to strengthen the country’s cybersecurity and response systems, according to QMI Agency Canada’s Public Safety Minister Vic Toews said attacks on government computers have grown “quite substantial,” and attempts to tap into the federal network […] More

  • Richard Clarke: Stuxnet Failure Leads to Cyber Boomerang - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Richard Clarke: Stuxnet Failure Leads to Cyber Boomerang

    Stuxnet is a word that has struck fear in the hearts of cyber experts the world over. The advanced computer worm, which bored its way into Iranian nuclear program computer networks, demonstrated the vulnerability of critical infrastructure to malicious hacking. But former counterterrorism czar and cybersecurity guru Richard Clarke says Stuxnet was actually a failure. […] More

  • Russia: Stuxnet Could Have Prompted 'New Chernobyl' - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Russia: Stuxnet Could Have Prompted 'New Chernobyl'

    A senior Russian diplomat says a recent cyber attack targeting Iran’s nuclear program with the Stuxnet worm could have triggered a “new Chernobyl,” The Associated press reported. Russia’s ambassador Dmitry Rogozin to NATO urged the alliance to join Moscow in delving deeper into the issue of who had unleashed the complex malware that hit Iran’s […] More

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