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National Cyber Security Hall of Fame names first dozen nominees

Nominees include former White House cybersecurity czar Howard Schmidt, NIST expert Ron Ross and the late government computer security pioneer Lynn McNulty.

Tags: cybersecurity , technology , Howare Schmidt , Ron Ross , Lynn McNulty , Federal Drive , National Cyber Security Hall of Fame

Friday - 09/07/2012, 07:54am EDT

Malware targets phone users

Lookout says hackers in Russia and other countries are using premium messaging services to bilk phone users out of their money. Lookout says most of the attacks affect Android phones.

Tags: cybersecurity , technology , malware , hackers , Federal Drive

Friday - 09/07/2012, 07:42am EDT

Blackberry, iPhone target of new malware-phishing campaign

BlackBerry smartphones and iPhones are increasingly becoming the target of a phishing campaign to infect computers with malware. Users receive an email saying they need to set up a Blackberry ID, but the link it provides installs the malicious software. According to SC Magazine, the the malware can often go undetected by a lot of anti-virus programs.

Tags: In Depth , cybersecurity , phishing , smartphones

Thursday - 09/06/2012, 06:53pm EDT

Feinstein asks for executive order on cybersecurity

Sen Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) called on President Obama to issue an executive order on cybersecurity rather than wait for Congress to act on legislation under consideration.

Tags: Diane Feinstein , President Barack Obama , DoD , cybersecurty , tecnology

Wednesday - 08/29/2012, 09:36am EDT

Clinton urges China to join in cybersecurity effort

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said both the United States and China are victims of increasingly frequent cyber attacks.

Tags: Hillary Rodham Clinton , State Department , cybersecurity , China , technology

Thursday - 09/06/2012, 08:02am EDT

Energy official lacks authority to manage electric grid cybersecurity

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Jon Wellinghoff said he needs congressional approval to manage cybersecurity on the electric grid.

Tags: Energy , cybersecurity , technology , electric grid , Jon Wellinghoff , Federal Drive , Congress

Thursday - 09/06/2012, 07:55am EDT

DISA to help military shift toward asia, increase cybersecurity

DISA laid out its vision in a new five-year strategy. It said it will work with the U.S. Cyber Command to build up the Pentagon's cyber defenses.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , cybersecurity , DISA , U.S. Cyber Command , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 09/05/2012, 08:57am EDT

FBI disputes claims of hackers' Apple data breach

FBI officials said the bureau never asked for and never possessed the database that the group, which calls itself AntiSec, is posting on a website.

Tags: FBI , cybersecurity , hackers , technology , NCFTA , AntiSec , Apple ,

Tuesday - 09/04/2012, 09:22pm EDT

Former cybersecurity czar says Obama should take the lead

Former White House cybersecurity czar Howard Schmidt said the president should sign an executive order directing agencies to tighten cybersecurity measures.

Tags: cybersecurity , technology , Howard Schmidt , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 09/04/2012, 09:17am EDT

Oracle releases patch for Java software

The vulnerability has been used in recent days to attack and disable Windows PCs.

Tags: Oracle Corporation , Java , cybersecurity , technology , Federal Drive

Friday - 08/31/2012, 09:16am EDT
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