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Risks of boomerangs a reality in world of cyberwar

The Obama administration is warning American businesses about an unusually potent computer virus that infected Iran's oil industry even as suspicions persist that the United States is responsible for secretly creating and unleashing cyberweapons against foreign countries.

Tags: President Barack Obama , Cybersecurity , Flame , Stuxnet , DHS , CIA ,

Saturday - 06/02/2012, 09:11am EDT

Bill would fund FBI cyber initiatives

Draft funding bill would give FBI the full cyber-investigation budget it asked for, about $166 million.

Tags: FBI , Cybersecurity , Technology

Thursday - 12/22/2011, 07:52am EST

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 , 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

Cyber alert: beware of Poison Ivy email

Hackers are sending out malware disguised as a file in an email from security firm Symantec.

Tags: cybersecuirty , malware , hackers , Symantec

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 08:34am EST

Hackers exploit Adobe Reader flaw

Symantec warns of security flaw that could affect defense contractors.

Tags: Cybersecurity , Federal Drive , Symantec , Pentagon Federal Credit Union , Adobe Reader

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 08:33am EST

Companies can insure against cybercrime.

The Chubb Group of Insurance Companies is adding cybersecurity insurance to its portfolio.

Tags: Technology , cyber attack , Cybersecurity , Federal Drive , Chubb

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 08:29am EST

Will new DHS cyber leader bring balance to the role?

Mark Weatherford recently took the reins as deputy under secretary for cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security.

Tags: Cybersecurity , Mark Weatherford , Alan Paller , DHS , NSA

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 06:45am EST

FBI probe finds Nasdaq easy target for hackers

While Nasdaq's basic computer architecture was found to be sound, some computers had out-of-date software, misconfigured firewalls and uninstalled security patches.

Tags: NASDAQ , cybersecuirty , FBI , Federal Drive

Friday - 11/18/2011, 09:44am EST

Internet companies cry 'censorship' over legislation

Internet giants Google, Yahoo and Facebook have joined other Web companies in opposing the Stop Online Piracy Act and the PROTECT IP Act.

Tags: cybersecuirty , Federal Drive , Internet

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 08:59am EST
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