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Ex FBI cyber cop takes job with startup company

The FBI's former top cyber cop has taken a job with a startup company to help protect private-sector computer networks that he says are already under constant attack with intrusions.

Friday - 04/20/2012, 09:58am EDT

The Cloud as a Shroud: Fraud in a Digital Age

Many forward-thinking enterprises in the government and commercial sectors are using cloud environments to improve scalability, agility, automation, and efficiency. The operating landscape for these organizations is rapidly evolving: Costs are reduced. Data is ubiquitous. Information is flowing from more sources than ever before. However, the same features that create such high promise for the cloud also bring a potential for new levels of criminal exploitation through fraud. A distinguished panel of top experts will look at the new face of fraud in a digital age, provide insights in how to prevent, detect and investigate fraud in the cloud and identify options to combat fraud in the cloud computing world.

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 04:55pm EDT
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FBI fitness instructor guides students down the 'Yellow Brick Road'

For seven years, E.J. O'Malley has been a health and fitness instructor at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va. Four times a year, he instructs law enforcement personnel from across the U.S. and around the world at the FBI's National Academy - a 10-week course that includes a comprehensive physical training program. Read O'Malley's story as part of our "Cool Jobs in Government" series.

Monday - 04/16/2012, 02:33am EDT
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FBI whistle-blower trying to get book published

A lawyer for FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds said Tuesday the bureau's prepublication review office has adopted overly expansive restrictions that are preventing Edmonds from publishing a book about her life at the FBI.

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 08:02pm EDT

FBI: Encryption key for cloud security

The FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services says local law enforcement needs to encrypt its data if it wants to join the cloud. The FBI said when information is encrypted from the start, police can have control of its cybersecurity on any cloud system, according to a post on InfoSecurity.

Thursday - 04/05/2012, 08:57pm EDT

Task force drafting strategy to prevent another WikiLeaks

The Insider Threat Task Force expects to submit its national plan to the White House in the next few months. The Defense Department will use its secure identity cards to stop unauthorized access to data and systems.

Thursday - 04/05/2012, 05:31am EDT
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FBI CIO Fulgham returning to private sector

The FBI's chief information officer, Chad Fulgham, will step down next month after three years at the helm of the agency's information technology efforts, the FBI announced in a release.

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 02:46pm EDT

Millions of computers still vulnerable after FBI cyber bust

FBI allowed the servers to run for 120 days to give owners of infected computers time to clean out the DNSchanger malware. But the bureau dropped the ball on getting the word out.

Monday - 03/26/2012, 08:11am EDT

Feds: NYC hacker also involved with drug dealing

The American computer hacker who shocked other Internet saboteurs by becoming an FBI informant didn't just break the law on the Web: He also carried a gun and was involved in drug dealing.

Friday - 03/09/2012, 06:28pm EST

Lawmakers push bill on handling terrorist suspects

Rep. Adam Smith of Washington state and Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado introduced legislation that would repeal provisions of the defense bill that President Barack Obama signed into law Dec. 31.

Thursday - 03/08/2012, 09:43pm EST

FBI director warns of potential for cyber attacks by terrorists

Testifying before a House subcommittee, FBI Director Robert Mueller said terrorists have not used the Internet to launch a full-scale cyber attack, but the bureau does not underestimate an enemy's desire to do so.

Thursday - 03/08/2012, 07:47am EST

FBI targets Anonymous

The FBI has identified and charged several key members of the hacker collective Anonymous and at least one member of the loose-knit group has turned FBI informant. Alan Paller, the director of research at the SANS Institute joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the recent cybersecurity developments.

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 06:25pm EST
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White House paints cyber attack picture for Hill

An interagency group of senior officials will brief Senate lawmakers today on what would be the response if the nation's critical infrastructure suffered a cyber attack. The meetings come as Senate lawmakers debate two cyber bills that try to address critical infrastructure protection.

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 02:21pm EST

FBI: Irish misstep led to conference call leak

An Irish police officer's email blunder led to the spectacular leak of a sensitive conference call between the FBI and Scotland Yard, U.S. law enforcement said Tuesday.

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 04:00pm EST

FBI director: Cyber-threats will become top worry

The director of the FBI told an annual gathering of cyber-security professionals on Thursday that the agency needs the private sector to help combat what he believes is becoming the nation's No. 1 threat.

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 09:45pm EST

APNewsBreak: Complaints filed about ICE shooter

A federal agent who was killed after shooting his supervisor in a workplace confrontation in California had been the subject of complaints by immigrant advocates for allegedly using coercive tactics with immigrants after a 2010 raid, according to court papers filed on Thursday.

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 09:41pm EST

US Capitol bomb plot arrest capped yearlong probe

Within the last week, authorities say, Amine El Khalifi's plan to wreak havoc was proceeding as hoped: An al-Qaida associate handed him an automatic weapon to kill security officers inside the U.S. Capitol. A bomb-laden vest would detonate the building. He would die as a martyr.

Sunday - 02/19/2012, 02:17am EST

Hackers intercept FBI, Scotland Yard call

Trading jokes and swapping leads, investigators from the FBI and Scotland Yard spent the conference call strategizing about how to bring down the hacking collective known as Anonymous, responsible for a string of embarrassing attacks across the Internet.

Saturday - 02/04/2012, 01:07am EST

US cybersecurity efforts trigger privacy concerns

The federal government's plan to expand computer security protections into critical parts of private industry is raising concerns that the move will threaten Americans' civil liberties.

Friday - 01/27/2012, 11:37am EST

FBI charges former Federal Reserve contract employee

The FBI says a former contract employee at the Federal Reserve Bank stole a software property code to a $9.5 million program.

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 07:22am EST
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