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Former Soviet bloc hackers pose greater threat, study says

The study says Eastern European hackers have a more sophisticated infrastructure and use more sophisticated malware than Eastern Asian hackers.

Tags: Cybersecurity , Technology , hackers , Federal Drive

Monday - 09/24/2012, 09:05am EDT

Napolitano: President close to finalizing executive order on cyber

Napolitano said there were a few outstanding issues and President Barack Obama has not yet reviewed the document.

Tags: Janet Napolitano , DHS , Cybersecurity , Barack Obama , executive order , Federal Drive

Thursday - 09/20/2012, 10:24am EDT

Contractors team up to produce cybersecurity products

RSA and Booz Allen Hamilton said they will jointly develop new information security products and offer them as managed services.

Tags: RSA , Booz Allen Hamilton , DoD , Cybersecurity , Technology , Industry

Thursday - 09/20/2012, 10:18am EDT

DoD building cyber workforce of the future

Military's cyber leaders say job satisfaction has so far trumped salary concerns when it comes to building and retaining a workforce of elite cyber warriors. Building the capacity of that training pipeline is the next challenge.

Tags: Obama Impact , DoD , Cybersecurity , workforce , Alan Paller , SANS Institute , Air Force , Michael Basla , Navy , Michael Rogers , Keith Alexander , U.S. Cyber Command , DISA , Henry Sienkiewicz , Roger Greenwell , Training , Jared Serbu , On DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 03:47am EDT

More than half of Androids vulnerable to malicious attacks, report says

The Android vulnerabilities caused by slow patches are well-known and may be a concern for federal agencies who are considering the Bring Your Own Device model.

Tags: Android , Cybersecurity , Technology , Federal Drive , BYOD

Monday - 09/17/2012, 10:21am EDT

BAE Systems to protect security-sensitive projects

BAE said it also planned to circle the wagons around its cybersecurity arm handling sensitive government information.

Tags: BAE Systems , EADS , Cybersecurity , Technology , Federal Drive

Monday - 09/17/2012, 10:17am EDT

Taliban faux-friending soldiers on Facebook?

Members of the Taliban are pretending to be attractive women on Facebook to spy on Australian troops in Afghanistan. Because Facebook uses GPS technology to track where profile updates are made, faux-Facebook friends, who are able to befriend soldiers, are able to find their locations after they update their profiles, according to CSOOnline.

Tags: In Depth , DoD , Facebook , Cybersecurity ,

Wednesday - 09/12/2012, 05:25pm EDT

Report: IT pros can often access sensitive data

Nearly one in five IT professionals could be taking a secret peek at their bosses' sensitive computer data. According to a survey of 450 IT pros conducted by cybersecurity firm Lieberman Software, 39 percent of IT staff said they are able to get unauthorized access to sensitive information and 20 percent have already done so.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Cybersecurity ,

Wednesday - 09/12/2012, 05:34pm EDT

Process underway to one day bring cyber weapons to battlefield

Army officials said first they have to define what exactly is a cyber weapon or tactical fire in military-speak.

Tags: DoD , Technology , Cybersecurity , Army , Marine Corps , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 09/12/2012, 09:14am EDT

Verizon teams with McAfee to offer anti-virus software

The Android platform has become a prime target for viruses. The operating system has struggled to catch up with Apple's IOS in terms of security.

Tags: Verizon , McAfee , Cybersecurity , anti-virus , Technology , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 09/12/2012, 09:07am EDT
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