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2011-08-10 05:44:53

China experienced 500,000 cyber-attacks in 2010, with almost half originating from foreign countries such as the United States, the country's computer security agency said on Tuesday. Most of the attacks came in the form of Trojan software, which is malicious software that disguises itself as an application, China's official Xinhua news agency reported. Nearly 15 percent of these programs originated from IP addresses in the United States, while eight percent came from India, according to the...

2011-08-09 00:00:29

Webcast will discuss today's threats against federal IT and the essential infrastructure needed to improve operations Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) August 08, 2011 Recent reports have revealed that U.S. government servers are faced with 1.8 billion cyber attacks every month. With such an alarming number, it is painfully obvious that status quo security measures are not keeping pace with today's threats. In response to today's seemingly endless attacks, Congress has introduced the Cyber Security...

2011-08-08 06:00:00

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC), a leading global IP solutions provider, today announced that Michael Miller, vice president of the company's Federal Sector, will present at the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team's (US-CERT's) GFIRST Conference on Thursday, August 11, at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The annual GFIRST Conference instructs non-technical, public- and private-sector...

2011-08-04 08:00:00

ROSH HA'AYIN, Israel, August 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Waterfall Security Solutions, the leading provider of Unidirectional Security Gateways, announced the successful installation of several of its Unidirectional Security Gateways at Iberdrola's Cofrentes Nuclear Power Plant in the Spanish province of Valencia. "We have a continuous commitment to secure critical infrastructures in Europe, North America and around the world," said Lior Frenkel, Co-Founder and CEO of...

2011-08-04 05:59:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Unatek's Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer, Dr. Charles Iheagwara, a leading Cyber security expert and IT management executive has called on the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship to enact a legislation that mandates a certain percentage of all federal and state Cyber security contracts as set aside for small businesses. Dr. Iheagwara was speaking on Monday at the Laurel Municipal Center before a US Senate...

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2011-08-03 12:00:00

A large number of cyber attacks, involving the infiltration of the networks of 72 organizations including the United Nations, governments and companies around the world have been uncovered by computer security experts. The computer security company McAfee uncovered the intrusions and said it believed there was one "state actor" behind the attacks but declined to name which it might be. Security experts say the evidence points to China, according to Reuters. The long list of victims in the...

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2011-07-28 04:45:00

A 19-year-old British man was arrested on Wednesday in Scotland as part of an investigation into the hacking groups Anonymous and LulzSec. The man, who authorities believe used the online nickname "ËœTopiary', is suspected of being a prominent player in a number of cyber attacks by the two hacking collectives. The groups have claimed responsibility for breaking into the networks of the CIA, Sony and many other private and public websites. Scotland Yard's cybercrime unit made the...

2011-07-27 00:01:20

Maryland's Secretary of Business and Economic Development Testifies before U.S Senate on Role of Small Business in Defending our Nation from Cyber Attacks. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) July 26, 2011 Christian S. Johansson, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, yesterday testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship at a field hearing on The Role of Small Businesses in Strengthening Cybersecurity Efforts in the United States....

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2011-07-26 09:35:00

The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) senior cyber security official abruptly resigned on Monday amid several high-profile attacks on government computer systems, reports Reuters. Randy Vickers resigned as director of the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), a part of DHS's National Cyber Security Division. DHS declined to comment on either the attacks or the resignation of its top official as of Monday. Vickers' resignation was announced in an email to staff by Bobbie...

2011-07-21 15:48:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Internet pioneer, cyber-activist and former Grateful Dead lyricist John Perry Barlow will keynote the .Nxt conference on new Internet extensions in San Francisco on 25 August. Barlow is renowned for his vigorous defense of the Internet's openness. He penned 'A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace' in 1996, established the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) in 1990 and has written extensively on the Internet's expansion and development...


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