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Cybercrime rises

PwC has released a new survey that indicates, cybercrime is the second most common type of fraud reported by financial firms, more than double the level across other industries. According to the report, 39 percent of financial services companies that suffered from economic crime last year said they had been hit by cybercrime, compared to 17 percent in other industries.

Tags: J.J. Green , Cyber Security Report

Monday - 03/10/2014, 05:55pm EDT

Senate Intelligence Committee finalizing version of cyber sharing bill

The bill would conform, mostly, with the House's most recent Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. Both the House and Senate bills are trying to find common areas to incentivize private sector companies to share information on any malicious code their firms encounter, both by providing them with liability protections that would shield them from lawsuits that could otherwise follow from sharing information with competitors or with the government, and by convincing them that federal agencies are capable of securely communicating threat information between the private and public sectors.

Tags: technology , Congress , Senate Intelligence Committee , House Intelligence Committee , Mike Rogers , Saxby Chambliss , Dutch Ruppersberger , Keith Alexander , NSA , DHS , Mike McCaul , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 06:24am EDT
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Agencies exploring the right balance between open data, security

HHS is using big data to improve the cybersecurity of their systems, but also using a layered approach to protect the information. Commerce wants to improve the governance and usability of its data. USDA is creating a big data strategy.

Tags: technology , big data , HHS , Kevin Charest , Commerce , Simon Syzkman , NSF , Fen Zhao , USDA , Charles McClam , information sharing , Jason Miller

Friday - 09/27/2013, 05:39am EDT
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Thrift Investment Board picks SAIC to run IT services

The FRTIB awarded Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) a five-year, $224.5 million contract. SAIC beat out several competitors including incumbent Serco.

Tags: technology , acquisition , contacting , SAIC , SERCO , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , IT services , Jason Miller

Monday - 08/12/2013, 05:33am EDT

DHS building actionable response plans for cyber attacks on critical infrastructure

Building off a project to assess the nation's overall cyber capabilities, the Department of Homeland Security has begun drawing up plans for how it would respond in the event of a range of cyber emergencies affecting critical infrastructure.

Tags: DHS , technology , critical infrastructure , National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center , Larry Zelvin , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 08/08/2013, 05:41am EDT
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DHS warns of online scams ahead of the Olympic Games

Homeland Security officials are warning fans of the Olympic Games to be wary of online hackers, who take advantage of highly-publicized events and popular news stories to entice users to click on malicious links that download viruses or prompt for credit card information.

Tags: Olympics , Cybersecurity Update , malware , DHS , technology , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 04:44pm EDT

"Emerging Technologies" Cybersecurity - Geospatial - Big Data - Virtualization - Mobility Trends

December 13th at 12pm

Program will discuss Updates & Progress on Emerging Technologies (Cybersecurity-Geospatial-Big Data-Virtualization & Mobility Trends), Best Practices & Benefits of Technologies, Challenges or major hurdles to still overcome, and A Vision for The Future.

Tags: Jerry Davis , Joseph Klimavicz , Frank Konieczny , Martin Roesch , Gary Newgaard , technology , Federal Executive Forum , Virtualization , Nick Combs

Monday - 12/12/2011, 02:21pm EST
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DHS buys software as part of Einstein 3 deployment

The department signs an enterprise license agreement for messaging software for all civilian agency networks as part of the intrusion detection system. Congress gave DHS $443 million for cybersecurity in the 2012 budget.

Tags: technology , DHS , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 12/27/2011, 11:32am EST
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New cyber strategy coordinates $1B in R&D efforts

The White House released the new plan to focus on four broad areas to improve cybersecurity in the government and in the private sector. Howard Schmidt, the White House cyber coordinator, said agencies will issue RFPs and RFIs to meet the strategy's goals.

Tags: technology , Howard Schmidt , Office of Science and Technology Policy , research and development , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/16/2011, 05:16am EST
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NIST, DHS trying to tame cyber workforce definitions

Agencies, vendors can comment until Friday on the draft standard describing cybersecurity workers. A common definition will help agencies classify who is a cyber worker.

Tags: cybersecuirty update , workforce , Government Business Council , Hord Tipton , (ISC) , DHS , Peggy Maxson , Angela Curry , National Initiative for Cyber Education , NIST , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 05:42am EST
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