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Cybersecurity box claims to block threats
Monday - 6/7/2010, 9:35am EDT
- A palm-sized piece of hardware claims to be able to do something that nothing else can. The device from InZero Systems claims it cannot be breached by hackers. The Washington Post reports that InZero is so confident of its ability to keep your network secure, that it is hiring a firm to try to break through its security defense, then tell everyone the results at a National Press Club event later this month. The company hopes to sell boxes initially for about $400 dollars, plus $40-bucks a month for updates and a link to the firm's servers. A management console for networks adds another $500 dollars to the cost, but as production scales up, the price could come down.
- Remember the Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency? It has a new recommendation: to boost skills and numbers of the federal cyber workforce using a certification process and a program of continuous training. The commission, part of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, will issue a new report this week. Its 2009 report, Cyber Security for the 44th Presidency, was partially adopted by the Obama administration. NextGov reports, the Commission is also leading the U.S. Cyber Challenge, a nationwide talent search for 10,000 young Americans to fill cybersecurity positions.
- The Land Down Under is trying to keep its zombies behind garden walls. The Australian federal government, along with the Internet Industry Association, is suggesting that internet service providers quarantine malware infected computers. The infected computers would have limited access and speeds until the malware is removed. ZDNet.com reports the suggestions are completely voluntary, and will be formalized by December.
Check out all of Federal News Radio's coverage of cybersecurity issues here.