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White House, DHS, Commerce release cyber 'code of conduct'

The Industry Botnet Group coordinated by the White House Cybersecurity Office and the Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security has posted nine principles, including coordination of cyber responsibilities across sectors and reporting lessons learned.

Tags: Howard Schmidt , White House , DHS , Janet Napolitano , Commerce , NIST , cybersecurity , Technology , Congress , Patrick Gallagher

Wednesday - 05/30/2012, 04:40pm EDT

Hackers weaponize Word files with malicious software

"Weaponized Word" files are starting to tear up Mac computers, InfoSecurity reports. The documents take advantage of an existing weakness in the Mac version of Microsoft Office.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Francis Rose , In Depth , Infosecurity

Friday - 03/30/2012, 05:49pm EDT

Duqu hackers clear tracks

Hackers responsible for the botnet known as Duqu, have been clearing their tracks. Computerworld reports the hackers have cleraed and cleaned all their known servers all the way back to 2009.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Technology , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Duqu ,

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 05:05pm EST

Microsoft beheads Waledac botnet

And FTC notifies companies about P2P data loss

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , waledac , kneber , FTC , P2P , Edolphus Towns

Thursday - 02/25/2010, 09:00am EST

Old-school botnet has modern mal-effects

It appears that the botnet is also in the business of renting out its reach and download capability to cybercriminals.

Tags: tech , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , sdbot , IRC , malware , Ben April , Trend Micro

Tuesday - 12/15/2009, 10:30am EST

Cloud security is the next step

Cybersecurity chief Schmidt opens CNCI 'Einstein 3' kimono, major botnet busted

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , Symantec , Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative , Einstein 3 ,

Wednesday - 03/03/2010, 08:46am EST

NIST offers Continuous Monitoring FAQ

Rent-a-botnet attack for $9 an hour, Macs under attack by spyware

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , Cybersecurity Workforce , VeriSign , NIST , Apple

Wednesday - 06/02/2010, 09:23am EDT

FBI launches digital sting of malware botnet

In a move to control the contollers, criminal servers have been swapped for government servers to intercept communications between infected systems and the servers controlling them.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , DoJ , FBI , coreflood , malware , Sting

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 08:30am EDT

New cyber tool detonates files in a sandbox

"Detonating" file copies in a sandbox to examine whether any document contains malicious content stops malware before it can enter your network.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , Technology , malware , HBGary ,

Tuesday - 02/01/2011, 09:30am EST

Bill to require private sector reporting of cyber attacks

The senate is considering a bill that would require all private sector companies to report cyber attacks.

Tags: cyber , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , cyber attack , Stuxnet , Stuxnet wormm , legislation , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Homeland Security , Nextgov

Thursday - 11/18/2010, 05:19pm EST
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