Cybersecurity conference wraps up

Friday - 8/6/2010, 8:30am EDT

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  • The FBI and Fordham University have wrapped up this year's International Conference on Cyber Security. ICCS 2010 lasted three days and featured 50 speakers with expertise in emerging technologies, operations and enforcement, and real life experiences. The FBI was a primary sponsor of the meeting. White House CyberSecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt was a keynote speaker. The conference was designed to bring together global leaders in emerging cyber threat analysis, operations and enforcement.

  • The federal government spends around $80 billion dollars a year on information technology. But both hardware and software are made of many components, supplied by many companies around the world. That's why insuring cyber security is becoming a matter of making sure the product supply chain is reliable. CACI International and the U. S. Naval Institute have issued a report, Cyber Threats to National Security: Countering Challenges to the Global Supply Chain. (For more on the report from Tom Wilkerson, the CEO of the U.S. Naval Institute, click here.)

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