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Beware: Internet scam artists using DoD seal

Hackers are using official Defense Department seals in an online scam.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , hackers , Cybersecurity , Technology , Federal Drive

Friday - 08/31/2012, 09:10am EDT

Survey: Americans unfamiliar with cloud computing, fear cyber risks

One third of Americans say they avoid cloud computing because of cybersecurity risks, according a survey conducted by Citrix. But more than half of the respondent say they don't even know what cloud computing is. The survey found a majority of respondents said they think the cloud is actually the "fluffy white thing" that floats around the sky.

Tags: Cybersecurity , Cloud computing , In Depth , Citrix ,

Thursday - 08/30/2012, 07:11pm EDT

Air Force puts out call for cyber warfare tactics

The Air Force is looking for fresh ways to attack enemies in cyberspace, specifically to destroy, deceive or corrupt their networks.

Tags: Cybersecurity , Technology , Federal Drive , DoD , Air Force

Thursday - 08/30/2012, 08:30am EDT

Saudi Aramco network recovers from cyber attack

The world's largest oil producer said its network has recovered from a malicious computer virus.

Tags: Saudi Aramco , Cybersecurity , Technology , cyber attack

Tuesday - 08/28/2012, 08:13am EDT

NIST seeks comments on securing BIOS

The National Institute of Standards and Technology wants comments on new draft guidelines for securing Basic Input Output System systems. BIOS is the first software activated after turning a computer on and has increasingly become a new target for hackers.

Tags: Technology , Cybersecurity , In Depth , NIST , BIOS , Federal Drive

Monday - 08/27/2012, 04:13pm EDT

Proposal would alter cybersecurity requirements for contractors

A proposed rule would make contractors responsible for securing networks that store any type of government information. It defines key terms like information and "information system."

Tags: Cybersecurity , Federal Drive , GSA , DoD , NASA , Technology

Monday - 08/27/2012, 10:07am EDT

Davis named new military cyber adviser

Maj. Gen. John Davis moves up from the position of director of current operations at the Cyber Command.

Tags: Cybersecurity , Technology , John Davis , U.S. Cyber Command , DoD , Federal Drive

Friday - 08/24/2012, 09:59am EDT

DARPA asks tech companies for cyber war ideas

The research agency DARPA is hosting a daylong event Sept. 27 on its upcoming "Plan X" that focuses on building solid attack strategies and tools.

Tags: DARPA , Technology , DoD , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 08/22/2012, 09:23am EDT

Adobe Systems release new set of patches

The fixes plug vulnerabilities in Flash Player. If left untreated, they could cause a system crash or allow attackers to take control of a computer.

Tags: Adobe Systems , Technology , Cybersecurity , Federal Drive

Thursday - 08/23/2012, 09:41am EDT

DHS probes claim of power plant cyber defect

If the claims are true, it means hackers could spy on network traffic, obtain credentials to get on the inside and attack the power plants.

Tags: DHS , Technology , Siemens , RuggedCom , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 08/22/2012, 09:36am EDT
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