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2011-11-21 18:30:00

West Virginia and Vermont recognized for having the highest number, highest percentages of citizens who signed the pledge East Greenbush, N.Y. (PRWEB) November 21, 2011 The Center for Internet Security (CIS), a national not-for-profit dedicated to enhancing cyber security readiness and response, today announced the results of its first Cyber Security Pledge campaign. The pledge was available online during the month of October in recognition of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and...

Officials Investigating Water Network Cyberattack
2011-11-19 06:01:47

Claims that hackers managed to remotely compromise a central Illinois utility network and shut down a water pump on November 8 are being looked at by federal investigators, Reuters reported on Friday. In what reporters from that news agency are saying could be "the first known foreign cyber attack on an industrial system on U.S. soil," state police and the Illinois Statewide Terrorism and Intelligence Center believe that hackers used credentials stolen by an unidentified American company...

Pentagon 'Prepared To Take Military Action' Against Cyber Attacks
2011-11-17 12:12:15

Pentagon officials have warned that the U.S. is prepared to retaliate with military force if it came under cyber attack. The officials said that they reserved the right to use "all necessary means to defend our allies, our partners and our interest." "When warranted, we will respond to hostile attacks in cyberspace as we would to any other threat to our country," the 12-page report to Congress said. The report said that hostile acts could include "significant cyber attacks directed...

DARPA To Increase Funding For Cyber Research
2011-11-08 10:58:53

The US government´s advanced research unit said Monday it will boost investments in cyber research by 50 percent over the next 5 years, in response to the increased threat of cyber terrorism and warfare. The Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency (DARPA) will increase its focus on offensive cyber capabilities and defensive cyber capabilities, both key elements in combating modern cyber threats. DARPA is looking for $208 million in cyber spending in the upcoming fiscal year, up...

2011-11-03 13:30:00

Annual competition highlights outstanding websites that promote cyber security awareness. East Greenbush, NY (PRWEB) November 03, 2011 Today the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) announced the finalists and winners of its annual Best of the Web Contest. The contest, held in conjunction with national Cyber Security Awareness Month, aims to recognize state and local governments that use their websites to promote cyber security. The MS-ISACâs Education...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.