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2011-07-18 14:47:00

ARLINGTON, Va., July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The town of CyberVille is asking you to help defend its vital infrastructure against evil viruses and attacks! The Air Force Association's CyberPatriot Program Office recently launched a Facebook game, CyberVille, with a theme based on cyber defense. Sponsored by Northrop Grumman, this new game provides players insight on how vulnerable cyber systems are and the importance of practicing cyber security. Game players use strategy...

2011-07-15 15:38:00

NEW YORK, July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ENACT is proud to be kicking off the New York City Cyber Bullying Summit on July 18th, at TheTimesCenter, 242 West 41st Street, hosted by New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn. The doors will open at 5:00 p.m. ENACT will jumpstart the summit with a live original dramatic performance by students and professional actor-instructors, all from the ENACT programs. The play explores some of the very serious emotional consequences of...

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2011-07-01 08:54:48

The head of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Friday warned that the technical sophistication of cyber terrorists is inundating the world's ability to cope, and is calling for an accelerated cross-border campaign to combat cyber security threats. Janet Napolitano, US Secretary of DHS, said the agency is increasingly recruiting local police forces to aid in tracking down extremists planning terrorists acts. She says the number of such "home-growns" is on the rise and DHS needs...

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...

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2011-06-18 05:40:00

The U.S. government is building its own "scale model" of the Internet to help it carry out cyber war games. Several organizations are working on prototypes of the "virtual firing range," including the defense company Lockheed Martin. The system will allow researchers to simulate attacks by foreign powers and from hackers based inside the U.S. Over $500 million has been allocated by the Department of Defense to develop "cyber technologies." The Defense Advance Research Projects Agency...

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2011-05-31 13:45:00

The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday that the Pentagon has adopted a new strategy that will classify major cyber attacks as acts of war. According to the report, the Pentagon plans to unveil its first-ever strategy regarding cyber warfare next month to warn enemies that may try to sabotage the country's electricity grid, subways or pipelines. "If you shut down our power grid, maybe we will put a missile down one of your smokestacks," it quoted a military official as saying. "We...

2011-05-26 14:41:00

ARLINGTON, Va., March 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lunarline discussed options for national level cyber security strategies with 12 senior officials from the Kenyan Ministries of Information and Communications and Finance in December. Participants included The Honorable Samuel Poghisio, Minister, Ministry for Information and Communications. The Kenyan officials were visiting the United States on a ten day Reverse Trade Mission from December 6-17, 2010 with stops in Washington, DC and...

2011-05-26 12:29:00

CHANTILLY, Va., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report published by TASC, Inc. examines today's key cyber threats facing the United States and highlights the deep interrelatedness of the challenges facing the nation. As the White House and Congress consider cybersecurity legislation to protect the nation's cyber systems, there is an urgent need for better coordination and cooperation across government and industry. "The integration of the Internet into critical operational structures...

2011-04-12 00:00:28

Online Cyber Quest registration is open through April 30 and offers individuals the chance to attend Cyber Camps offering expert training and opportunities for scholarships, internships and employment. East Greenbush, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) April 11, 2011 The Center for Internet Security, through the U.S. Cyber Challenge Initiative, today announced the second competition in its series of Cyber Quests, a fun and challenging national online contest open to individuals age 18 and older who will...

2011-03-25 12:38:00

ARLINGTON, Va., March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lunarline, Inc. announces its Internship Cyber-Start Program, poised to attract current students, military veterans, and working professionals that are interested in the Information Assurance (IA) and Cyber Security field. The Cyber-Start Program gives those students and professionals new to the industry a way to gain valuable experience and training with a company that has positioned itself as a leading provider of cyber security solutions,...