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ICS-CERT: The Role of Fusion Centers

May 03, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

ICS-CERT recommends that industrial control systems owners and operators contact their local fusion center to better understand the role of their fusion center in supporting the private sector in critical infrastructure protection and cybersecurity...

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Chinese Military Advocates Cyber Offensive Capability

May 02, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“If this represents the official line of thinking, this means that the prospects are not good that a limited conflict in a Taiwan Straits would remain localized to that geography without escalating into an all-out war,” said Chinese cyber warfare expert Dmitri Alperovitch...

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Data (In)Security Will Impact Presidential Election Race

May 01, 2012 Added by:Josh Shaul

Breaking into poorly protected government systems and revealing personal or financial information, stealing and posting lists of campaign donations, or corrupting electronic voting systems – these tactics are available to those with expertise and funding...

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SEALs, Spies, Security, and Celebrity

May 01, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr

When the largest security companies in the world have had their source code stolen by hackers, our present security model is broken. Matt Brazil, a former U.S. embassy commercial officer in Beijing, will show executives how to survive in China without losing their secrets...

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Procrastination in Cybersecurity Legislation

April 29, 2012 Added by:Michelle Valdez

Congress is procrastinating with regards to cybersecurity legislation. The debates will continue about regulation and authorities and privacy rights but in the end, we all need to come together and find the best way to share threat data so that we can protect critical networks...

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Cybersecurity Legislation Needed to Prevent Inevitable Attack

April 28, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

U.S. networks would be much stronger if companies enforced standard security procedures. My question is why hasn’t critical infrastructure entities already implemented it? And why would we need more legislation passed to force them to do it, when it should already be done?

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GAO: 680 Percent Increase in Government Cyber Attacks

April 27, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The GAO's Gregory Wilshusen testified before a House Homeland Security Committee's subcommittee about the marked increase in cyber attacks against U.S. government systems, which have increased 680% over a five year period, from 5,503 in 2006 to 42,887 in 2011...

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House Testimony: Iran Preparing Attacks on U.S. Infrastructure

April 26, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Cybersecurity experts will testify before Congress today on the high probability that the Iranian government is engaged in building a cyber offensive force geared towards attacks against critical U.S. infrastructure targets including power and water distribution facilities...

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Congressional Testimony Rings Cybersecurity Alarm Bells

April 25, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"Every day nations and 'hacktivist' groups penetrate our public and private computer networks. The degradation of our national security and intellectual property from cyber theft threatens to weaken us where we have been historically strong: in our ingenuity and creativity..."

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Air Force Wins NSA's 12th Annual Test of Cyber Defense

April 25, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The cybersecurity skills and ingenuity of students from the U.S. service academies, the Air Force Institute of Technology, and the Royal Military College of Canada were put to the test by the National Security Agency's top information assurance professionals...

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Mike Locatis Named Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity

April 25, 2012 Added by:Headlines

DHS announced the appointment of Michael W. Locatis III as the new Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C) at the National Protection and Programs Directorate. Locatis brings a wealth of experience in information management, cybersecurity and public safety...

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House Republicans Declare Cyber Security Week

April 23, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"The focus of these bills... address the central issue the federal government and industry have stated must be addressed now: updating existing cybersecurity laws to provide the legal authorities to allow for information-sharing and public-private partnerships..."

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Air Force Vice Commander: Everyone is Focused on Cyber

April 20, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"The enemy will be inside our networks for malice, curiosity, or just for the challenge. We must prioritize our defense efforts with a mission assurance approach... Cyberspace is a part of every war fight, every mission that we're in. Everyone is focused on cyber...."

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Air Force Commander Discusses Cyber Operations

April 19, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"My mission focus, [is] just like in any other domain - whether it is ground, sea, air or space - the same is true for cyber: we are responding to orders and guidance that support this nation in its responsibilities and national security efforts around the globe..."

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Officials Examine the Militarization of Cyberspace

April 16, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"If there is significant information of a cyber-event, we reserve the right to use tools in our toolbox,. When does a cyber-attack achieve critical level? When one can attribute an attack that deliberately causes loss of life," a U.S. official stated...

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DoD to Expand International Cybersecurity Cooperation

April 16, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“I think it’s very important to do as much as we can to prevent and mitigate the threat at home, but we can only get so far acting unilaterally. We have to act in concert… with countries around the world to address this problem...”

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