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2011-07-19 08:00:00

ATLANTA, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lancope, Inc., a leader in flow-based security, network and application performance monitoring, will host a complimentary webinar with Cisco Systems on Tuesday, July 26 at 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT. Also hosted by the Digital Government Institute, the webinar will discuss how government agencies and enterprises can leverage NetFlow to gain increased network visibility for combating advanced persistent threats (APT). By collecting and analyzing...

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...

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2011-07-15 12:20:00

On Thursday, the Pentagon unveiled a new strategy for defending critical networks against growing threats in cyberspace. According to a press release regarding the new strategy, over 60,000 new malicious software programs or variations are identified every day threatening security, the economy and U.S. citizens. "In the 21st Century, bits and bytes can be as threatening as bullets and bombs," Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn said in a speech accompanying the release of the cyberspace...

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2011-07-12 06:03:45

The United States needs to be more cautious of computers and other electronics imports that could be tainted with malicious software, said Representative Jim Langevin on Monday after speaking at a cyber security event in Rhode Island. Cyber criminals are installing bad codes into components at overseas manufacturing plants, with the intent of using these tools to help them launch cyber attacks against the U.S., Langevin told Reuters after the event. The problem affects both consumer...

2011-07-06 09:07:00

WASHINGTON, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Government Business Council (GBC), the research division of Government Executive Media Group, has launched a month-long video series featuring in-depth interviews with top policy and academic experts on the pressing issue of cybersecurity. The series, entitled "Governing Security in a Networked World," provides an interactive roadmap detailing how nations, companies and everyday citizens can protect themselves against the threat of cyber terrorism...

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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...

2011-06-28 13:15:56

With the threats of cybercrime, cyberterrorism and cyberwarfare looming over our hyper-connected world, the best defense for the U.S. might be a good offense, says new research by a University of Illinois expert in technology and legal issues. Law professor Jay P. Kesan warns that an active self-defense regime, which he terms "mitigative counterstriking," is a necessity in cyberspace, especially to protect critical infrastructure such as banking, utilities and emergency services. "The threats...

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2011-06-28 11:05:00

The growing threat of cyber terrorism against businesses and their websites is being tackled head on by the US government, unveiling a new system of guidance on Monday with the goal of helping software behind websites, power grids and other services be less susceptible to hacking. The US Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) system includes an updated list of the top 25 programming errors that enable hackers to gain access to computer networks. The agency is also adding new tools to help...

2011-06-28 00:00:00

LONDON, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar, Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary, Estonian Ministry of Defence, will be discussing international cooperation and strategic planning for cyber security at the Cyber Warfare India [http://www.cyberwarfareindia.com/Event.aspx?id=548338 ] conference, taking place November 1st-2nd in New Delhi, India. In an interview [http://www.cyberwarfareindia.com/redForms.aspx?id=548322&sform_id=560896 ] with Defence IQ,...


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