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2011-06-29 03:00:00

LONDON, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As China-based organisations are increasingly accused of launching cyber warfare attacks, LtCol USMCR (RET) Bill Hagestad from the US Marine Corps, will be discussing the intent and scale of the threat from China at Cyber Warfare Europe 2011. Recently reported network attacks on Lockheed Martin and attempted hacking of the Google email database for senior US military personnel and Chinese human rights activists have been linked to...

2011-05-10 12:08:00

CHANTILLY, Va., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Daily Record has named Rosemary Budd, vice president of business development at TASC, one of Maryland's Top 100 Women. The award recognizes Budd and the other honorees for their professional accomplishments, community leadership and mentoring. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100524/PH08918LOGO ) "Rosemary exemplifies what the people of TASC strive to be: talented professionals who are passionate about the mission of their...

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2011-02-04 12:40:59

The Financial Times reported on Friday that Britain is calling for countries to agree on rules for "acceptable behavior" in cyberspace during a time of concern about what is seen as a growing security threat. FT reported that William Hague, U.K. foreign secretary, will offer to host a conference in London this year "to lay the basis for a set of standards on how countries should act in cyberspace." According to the report, Hague gives three examples of attacks on British interests, including...

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2011-01-17 12:20:02

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said in a report on Monday that cyber attacks now have the potential to cause global catastrophe, but only in combination with another disease. The study said there were very few single "cyber events" that could cause a global shock. Examples were a successful attack on one of the technical protocols on which the Internet depends, or a large solar flare that could wipe out key communications components like satellites. The...

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2010-07-09 08:45:00

"9ec4c12949a4f31474f299058ce2b22a" is the coded message found inscribed in the logo of the Pentagon's newly created US Cyber Command, causing a stir among bloggers and curious techies raring to crack the obscure message. Tech magazine Wired asked readers this week to help decipher the code on the logo, which also features a picture of a globe and a bald eagle perched on a shield adorned with crossed swords, a lightning bolt and a key. By Thursday, the comments section on Wired had attracted...

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2009-10-02 13:49:22

The US Navy has launched a new effort to consolidate intelligence in order to maintain US military supremacy in cyberspace. According to AFP, Admiral Gary Roughead, Chief of Naval Operations, announced the development of an "Information Dominance Corps" that would consolidate more than 44,000 sailors in addition to 1,000 new positions. The US is raising its efforts in cyberspace in order to maintain its advantage over opposing nations, such as China. If we as a navy are to remain dominant in...

2009-06-25 07:00:00

National Press Club Event Sponsored By Harris Corporation Offers Legislative, Executive And Media Viewpoints WASHINGTON, June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lack of real power, entrenched government bureaucracy and the ever-shifting paradigm of cyberspace are just a few of the challenges that may face the country's first Cybersecurity Coordinator, according to a panel of three nationally recognized cyber experts who spoke with reporters yesterday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C....

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2009-06-24 08:50:00

The US military announced on Wednesday a new "cyber command" created to fight digital crime and to increase defenses against rising threats to its computers. Defense Secretary Robert Gates created the command that will answer to the US Strategic Command, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman stated. The headquarters, housed at Fort Meade, Maryland, will be accountable for shielding U.S. military systems only, Whitman said. When inquired about if the command would be offensive as well defensive,...

2009-06-08 07:00:00

First Intelligence Community CIO Views Focus On Cyberspace As a National Imperative WASHINGTON and MELBOURNE, Fla., June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dale Meyerrose, the first CIO for the National Intelligence Community and now vice president and general manager for Cyberspace Solutions at Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), will deliver a keynote address at the "Collaboration in Cyberspace" symposium to be held June 16-18 at the Shreveport Convention Center in Louisiana. The event is...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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