Latest Cyber Stories

2009-10-09 08:39:44

Because it will be difficult to prevent cyber attacks on critical civilian and military computer networks by threatening to punish attackers, the United States must focus its efforts on defending these networks from cyber attack, according to a new RAND Corporation study. The study finds that the United States and other nations that rely on externally accessible computer networks"”such as ones used for electric power, telephone service, banking, and military command and...

2009-06-25 13:26:00

CINCINNATI, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridge Worldwide's "Can Hands," created for Procter & Gamble's Pringles, received the prestigious Gold Cyber Lion at the 2009 Cannes Lions Awards. This was the first Gold Cyber Lion win for any Procter & Gamble brand and Bridge Worldwide's first submission to the Cannes Lions competition. The prestigious Gold Lion is considered by many to be the most competitive award in advertising. Only a handful of Gold Lions were awarded from the thousands of...

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....

2009-06-10 14:58:41

A new survey of IT professionals found that more than one-third admitted to using their expertise to access information from their colleagues. Data security firm Cyber-Ark conducted the survey with more than 400 senior IT professionals in the UK and the US participating. Cyber-Ark found that 35 percent of participants admitted to snooping on colleagues, and 74 percent said their job provided them with access to information that was not related to their position. "Employee snooping on...

2009-06-01 06:30:00

The recent renewal of the U.S. government's interest in cyber-warfare has triggered a frenzy of activity amongst the nation's biggest military companies, all vying for the billions of dollars worth of new defense contracts. The combination of intriguing government work and hard economic times is allowing companies to attract some of the country's most brilliant young talent, who just a few years ago would have been far likelier to take a position in the Silicon Valley.  The new arms race...

Word of the Day
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This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'