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Cyber Attack hits Haifa

Israel's military chief Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz says computer sabotage is a major concern and he warned a sophisticated cyber-attack could one day bring the nation to a standstill. In fact, a month before his address, a major artery in Israel's national road network in the northern city of Haifa was shut down because of a cyber-attack by a Trojan horse. Key operations were knocked out of commission for two days causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage.

Tags: The Cyber Security Report , cyber security , cybersecurity , J.J. Green , UMUC

Monday - 10/28/2013, 02:21pm EDT

House works on bills impacting federal agencies, workforce

With the partial government shutdown behind them, members of Congress are working on several bills that impact the federal workforce, including a resolution that supports ending the federal pay freeze and a bill that tackles the claims backlog at Veterans Affairs.

Tags: Congress , House , budget , pay freeze , Veterans Affairs , claims backlog , workforce , Michael OConnell , cybersecurity , TSA , acquisition

Tuesday - 10/29/2013, 02:41pm EDT

VA's Warren given CIO title as House ramps up cyber investigation

In a message to senior executives, Secretary Eric Shinseki said that Stephen Warren now will hold the title of executive in charge, Office of Information and Technology and chief information officer. The title change comes as the House Veterans Affairs Committee is turning up on the heat once again on the agency's ability to secure its systems and protect data.

Tags: technology , oversight , cybersecurity , people , VA , Stephen Warren , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Jason Miller , exclusive

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 05:38pm EDT

Army launches partnership to tackle science of cybersecurity

Army Research Lab is partnering with universities and scientists to explore the psychology behind cybersecurity.

Tags: cybersecurity , National Cybersecurity Awareness Month , Army , Army Research Lab , Federal Drive , John Pellegrino , Michael O

Thursday - 10/31/2013, 07:06am EDT
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Singapore on alert

Singapore's government is on heightened alert for cyber-attacks after threats from claiming to be from international hacking collective Anonymous defaced several web sites in the city-state and threatened further action. "Government agencies have been on heightened vigilance and have enhanced the security of their IT systems in response to the declared threats against the government's ICT infrastructure," the Infocommunications Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) said in a statement.

Tags: The Cyber Security Report , cyber security , cybersecurity , UMUC , J.J. Green

Monday - 11/04/2013, 04:14pm EST

Adobe breach worse than reported

Adobe Systems Inc. says that the scope of a cyber-security breach disclosed nearly a month ago was much worse than initially reported. They now say attackers obtained data on more than 38 million customer accounts. The software maker also said that hackers had stolen part of the source code to Photoshop editing software that is widely used by professional photographers.

Tags: The Cyber Security Report , cybersecurity , cyber security , J.J. Green , UMUC

Monday - 11/04/2013, 04:15pm EST

DHS faces challenges in coordinating cyber efforts across government

The Homeland Security Department has received a mixed report from the inspector general on coordinating cyber operations across government, along with seven recommendations for improvement.

Tags: DHS , cybersecurity , technology , information sharing , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 11/05/2013, 04:24am EST

On DoD: Army seeks to integrate cyber approach to electronic warfare efforts

Col. Jim Ekvall, chief of the electronic warfare division, joins Federal News Radio DoD reporter Jared Serbu on this week's edition of On DoD.

Tags: Jim Ekvall , Army , electronic warfare , cybersecurity , technology , DoD , On DoD , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 11/06/2013, 11:31am EST
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