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  • Cyber Expert: Stuxnet was a US-Israeli Effort - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cyber Expert: Stuxnet was a US-Israeli Effort

    Stuxnet, the worm that allegedly targeted Iran“™s nuclear facilities, must have been nationally sponsored, claims a security expert. Panda Security Laboratories Technical Director Luis Corrons told Hürriyet Daily News & Economic Review when the price of the worm is considered, it is very likely the Stuxnet work was supported by a national government. Corrons spoke […] More

  • Iranian Cyber Army Takes Aim - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Iranian Cyber Army Takes Aim

    Following in the footsteps of the Pentagon“™s Cyber Command, Iran released plans to launch its own cyber policing unit, The Associated Press reported. Iran“™s Cyber Army, rumored to have Revolutionary Guard affiliation, begins its mission this month. The army will monitor the Net for traces of political opposition and cyber attacks. Calling it part of […] 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

  • DHS Will Lead on Cybersecurity, Napolitano Says - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DHS Will Lead on Cybersecurity, Napolitano Says

    Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said last week the first step in dealing with cybersecurity is changing how people, both in the government and out, view it. “Cyberspace is fundamentally a civilian space,” Napolitano said at a cybersecurity conference sponsored by Atlantic media, rejecting the idea that it belongs solely in the hands of […] More

  • Rodney Joffe: In 2011, Look Out for Web Traffic Hijacking - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Rodney Joffe: In 2011, Look Out for Web Traffic Hijacking

    Businesses should brace themselves for Internet traffic hijacking and sophisticated attacks on computerized control systems in 2011, according to a cybersecurity expert. In an interview with ComputerWeekly, Rodney Joffe, senior vice president and senior technologist at Neustar, said those two trends are indicated by the discovery of Stuxnet and China’s hijacking of 15 percent of […] More

  • Jeff Carr: China 'Most Likely Candidate for Stuxnet“™s Origin' - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Jeff Carr: China 'Most Likely Candidate for Stuxnet“™s Origin'

    Swirling speculations about  possible culprits behind the Stuxnet worm have mostly focused on  Israel or the United States. But a cyber expert says there is another key suspect involved. In an post on Forbes The Firewall, cybersecurity expert and author Jeff Carr argues that discussions about the creators of Stuxnet never expanded beyond Israel and […] More

  • DHS Official: No Impact of Stuxnet on US Systems - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DHS Official: No Impact of Stuxnet on US Systems

    The Stuxnet worm does not seem to have impacted any systems in the United States, according to a Department of Defense official Greg Schaffer, assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications at DHS, told reporters the complex malware demonstrates the plethora of increasingly sophisticated cyber threats. “It was a very tiered, very complex, very sophisticated virus,” he told the […] More

  • Experts Dismiss News of Stuxnet Source Code Sold on Black Market - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Experts Dismiss News of Stuxnet Source Code Sold on Black Market

    A British news organization’s recent claims about the source code to the Stuxnet worm being sold on the black market are being dismissed by security experts. In a news story Nov. 25, Sky News quotes several anonymous security insiders who said the virus could be used to attack any physical target that relies on computers. […] More

  • Iran Confirms Cyber Attack on Nuclear Plants - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Iran Confirms Cyber Attack on Nuclear Plants

    Iran admitted Monday that its controversial uranium enrichment centrifuges had been targeted by a virus, but President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad did not confirm it was the Stuxnet worm, Reuters reports. The Iranian president told a news conference that Iran would attend talks about nuclear issues Dec. 5, but restated its position that its uranium enrichment program […] More

  • Stuxnet not 'Game-changing,' Cyber Expert Says - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Stuxnet not 'Game-changing,' Cyber Expert Says

    Stuxnet, the malicious Internet worm that targeted Iran“™s critical infrastructure and demonstrated the potential for a cyber attack to wreak havoc, has been generating a lot of buzz lately as a “game-changer.” But SRA International‘s Adam Meyers, who heads the leading IT security firm’s cybersecurity wing, said Stuxnet really wasn’t all that game-changing. “Stuxnet, which […] More

  • Upgraded Stuxnet Variants Could Attack US - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Upgraded Stuxnet Variants Could Attack US

    The Stuxnet worm could soon be modified to attack vital industrial facilities in the United States and globally, government officials and experts warned Wednesday at a Senate hearing. Testifying before the Senate Committee on Homeland and Security Affairs, Dean Turner, director of Symantec’s Global Intelligence Network for Symantec Security Response, called Stuxnet “one of the […] More

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