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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.

Tags: Shawn Henry , FBI , Cybersecurity , Technology , CrowdStrike

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

Air Force's cyber commander calls for 'full-spectrum' defense of networks

Speaking at the National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo., the Air Force's top cyber commander, Maj. Gen. Suzanne Vautrinot, stressed the importance of offense, defense and exploitation when forming cybersecurity strategy.

Tags: Air Force , Cybersecurity , USCYBERCOM , Suzanne Vautrinot

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 09:48pm EDT

Chamber of Commerce sends cybersecurity recommendations to House

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has sent a list of cybersecurity recommendations to the House of Representatives, in light of Congress's multiple cybersecurity bills.

Tags: Cybersecurity , Chamber of Commerce , cybersecurity bills

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 09:18pm EDT

House committee marks up cybersecurity bill today

The House Committee on Homeland Security will mark up the Promoting and Enhancing Cybersecurity and Information Sharing Effectiveness Act of 2011 today. All members of the House got a snapshot of the nation's cyber threats yesterday in an interagency briefing.

Tags: Cybersecurity , update , House , Congress , House Committee on Homeland Security , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 09:36am EDT

NSTIC about to award contract for ID ecosystem

Jeremy Grant, the senior advisor for National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, said his group is about to award a contract to manage a future set of working groups, each of which will develop a component of the ID ecosystem.

Tags: Technology , NSTIC , Cybersecurity , FedSMC , FedSMC Conference , Jeremy Grant , Federal Drive , Tom Temin ,

Tuesday - 04/17/2012, 06:03am EDT

Scammers target DoD personnel's email

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service said the emails appear to come from its office. The "spoofs" said that people who are receiving disability compensation from Veterans Affairs may be able to obtain more money from the Internal Revenue Service.

Tags: Cybersecurity , Technology , scammers , Federal Drive , DoD , DFAS

Friday - 04/13/2012, 09:58am EDT

NIST is updating electronic signature standards

National Institute of Standards and Technology wants comments about revisions to FIPS 186-3. NIST said the proposed revision includes clarifications, corrections and revisions

Tags: NIST , Technology , Cybersecurity , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 04/11/2012, 09:24am EDT

Commerce proposes changes to digital signatures

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has asked for comments about its proposed revisions to the Digital Signatures Standard.

Tags: Cybersecurity , Commerce Department , NIST , FIPS

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 06:46pm EDT

IG report uncovers 15,000 security holes at VA

The inspector general's office at the Department of Veterans Affairs said it found more than $15,000 security holes at the agency, all dealing with FISMA compliance issues.

Tags: Cybersecurity , Veterans Affairs , Technology , FISMA , Federal Drive

Monday - 04/09/2012, 10:21am EDT

Virus infects 600,000 Apple computers

A computer virus has infected more than 600,000 Apple computer, alarming IT security professionals, who are unaccustomed to seeing a Mac attack.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity , comptuer virus

Friday - 04/06/2012, 06:39pm EDT
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