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Mon, 2012-11-19 09:38 AM

Anonymous

Since the beginning of the latest tensions between Palestinians in Gaza and Israel,  hundreds of Israeli Websites have been targeted in a coordinated cyber attack by the “Anonymous” collective...
Mon, 2012-11-19 09:00 AM
A former prosecutor and a clerk in Colombia’s office of attorney general have been arrested for allegedly selling sensitive information about U.S. narcotics prosecutions in New York. The two...
Fri, 2012-11-16 02:43 PM
In the latest conviction in a convoluted series of Internet threats against the University of Pittsburgh this spring, a 25-year-old man has pleaded guilty to making a YouTube video threatening to...
Thu, 2012-11-15 11:38 AM

Gov. Nikki Haley

The Governor of South Carolina ordered cabinet-wide cyber security measures to be put in place as the state reels under a massive electronic breach of its revenue department’s data. Cyber thieves...
Thu, 2012-11-15 10:58 AM
A recently-declassified report says the U.S. electric power delivery system is vulnerable to terrorist attacks that could cause more damage to the system than natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy....
Thu, 2012-11-15 10:09 AM

Sens. Lieberman, Collins

The cyber security bill backed by the leader of the Senate Homeland Security committee was voted down for a second time on Nov. 14, probably kicking any possible congressional action on the issue...
Wed, 2012-11-14 08:38 AM
A vast new Internet-like test bed that can probe complex defense and commercial critical infrastructure networks’ Cyber security-worthiness is now in the hands of the Department of Defense. On Nov....
Tue, 2012-11-13 10:11 AM
DHS’s efforts to monitor social media, like Twitter, Facebook and blogs for suspicious traffic strictly observes federal privacy rules, said a report issued by the departmnt on Nov. 8. The Nov. 8...
Mon, 2012-11-12 09:44 AM
Defense researchers unveiled a program on Nov. 10 that would enlist private, amateur astronomers’ help in warding off disasters in space. NASA estimates more than 500,000 pieces of hazardous space...
Mon, 2012-11-12 09:26 AM

Anthony Mangione

A former special agent in charge of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office in Miami, FL, will serve almost six years in prison for transporting child pornography. Anthony Mangione...
Fri, 2012-11-09 05:20 PM
The Science and Technology Directorate at DHS is planning a one-day “Transition to Practice (TTP) Technology Demonstration” conference in the Washington, DC, area on Jan. 9, 2013. At this technology...
Thu, 2012-11-08 04:49 PM
In spite of unfortunate business interruptions caused by power outages, flooding, loss of Internet services and other damages inflicted on the Northeastern part of the country by Hurricane Sandy,...

Commentary and Opinions

The current economic environment is changing the behavior of individuals and government entities alike, forcing both to control costs and improve organizational efficiencies. On the outside there has been increase in theft; on the inside there is escalating evidence of malicious activities by current, former and even prospective employees. Agencies and federal entities have spent a great deal of time and money defending their networks and applications from outsider attacks, but now the greatest risk can be from the trusted insider with access to privileged, highly confidential and now, in these tough economic times, resalable information.
It is clear that the president is the ultimate 'big hammer' when it comes down to making different agencies of the government cooperate and behave properly. As with any CEO, he cannot be everywhere and needs clear policies that take care of the 98 percent of "common cases" that occur each day. Some so-called common cases revolve around national policy for handing attacks against the government. Other common cases revolve around agencies that need to cooperate with the civilian infrastructure in handling threats. As it now stands, there is no 'employee policy manual' that keeps the CEO out of the day-to-day functions of cyber-security.
Network security is a tough job. The job is even tougher for those entrusted to protect our government networks from intruders. From managing the sensitivity level of the data to continuously monitoring the network, securing databases is one of those jobs that can have dire consequences if done insufficiently or haphazardly.
The government and commercial market for cyber-security products and services is hot. Governments use vast amounts of information technology to conduct operations and to interface with citizens. Operations must be conducted securely and with an assurance that information is accurate and protected from unauthorized access and disclosure. Consider that:
Large, popular sporting events are cause for concern when it comes to network security and performance, and March Madness is one of the most notorious for causing IT headaches. Homeland security professionals should be exceptionally cautious, because they can unsuspectingly open up agency networks to Internet-borne threats or inadvertently invite hackers to steal sensitive information. As a result of visiting the wrong Web pages, naive users can download malware, causing grave damage to the network and equipment.
 

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Network Access Control and 802.1x - Advantages, Constraints and Capabilities

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Narus

Narus, a leader in real-time traffic intelligence for protecting governments, service providers and enterprises, just completed its 2010 annual cyber security survey focusing on the United States. Sponsored jointly with Converge Network Digest and Government Secuirty News, the survey queried a cross-section of security professionals in a variety of industries, and revealed compelling details relating to cyber security concerns, opinons and expectations for protection against attacks. More...