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Report: Chinese hackers hit OPM networks

Chinese hackers broke into OPM computer networks earlier this year with the intention of accessing the files of tens of thousands of federal employees who had applied for top-secret security clearances, according to a media report. OPM tells Federal News Radio, "neither OPM nor US-CERT have identified any loss of personally identifiable information."

Tags: OPM , hackers , Chinese , DHS , cybersecurity , technology

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 01:31pm EDT

Sequestration claims another conference: DHS' GFirst cyber event

U.S. CERT said in an email to organizers the current budgetary environment wouldn't support the annual cybersecurity conference

Tags: management , conferences , sequestration , DHS , GFirst , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 06:24pm EDT

Agencies with virtualized computer systems open to cyber attacks

Federal agencies running virtualized computer systems might be vulnerable to a new cyber attack. The warning comes from the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , PC World , Federal Drive

Monday - 06/18/2012, 08:35am EDT

Justice reaffirms position that the Einstein system is legal

DoJ opinion states the intrusion detection application does not violate Fourth Amendment rights or several other federal and state laws. Department's view follows Bush administration position.

Tags: technology , David Barron , DHS , Justice , cybersecurity , Einstein , privacy

Tuesday - 09/22/2009, 02:08pm EDT

CERT aims to simplify mission

US-CERT is charged with providing response support and defense against cyber attacks for the Federal Civil Executive Branch (.gov) and information sharing and collaboration with state and local government, industry and international partners.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , Rick Harris , mngt

Friday - 03/05/2010, 10:30am EST

US-CERT works to protect federal gov't from cyber attacks

Arm of DHS seeks to battle, mitigate cyber threats by working with other agencies, state and local governments and the private sector.

Tags: technology , cyber attack , Michelle Kwon , Dorothy Ramienski

Friday - 07/10/2009, 04:10pm EDT

What are the big cybersecurity issues?

Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller joins host Mark Amtower for a wide-ranging discussion of how the nation's cybersecurity efforts have changed over the years.
May 2, 2011 (Encore presentation May 9, 2011)

Tags: contracting , cybersecurity , DoD , GSA , Einstein 2 , Jason Miller , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center , Einstein 1 , technology

Monday - 05/02/2011, 10:34pm EDT

DHS CERT hunts new cyber worm

New Microsoft patches to be released

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , DHS , Windows , worm

Friday - 09/10/2010, 08:30am EDT

DHS CERT cybersecurity not secure, finds IG

The federal agency in charge of protecting other agencies from computer intruders was found riddled with hundreds of high-risk security holes on its own systems.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , DHS , CERT , patches , IG , technology

Thursday - 09/09/2010, 08:30am EDT
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