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2011-06-22 12:15:00

ARLINGTON, Va., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lunarline, Inc. is part of the consortium led by Dynamics Research Corporation (DRC) to win a NETCENTS II Enterprise Integration and Service Management (EISM) contract. The contract is a multiple award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract with a total ceiling of $460 million with a three year base period and two one-year option periods. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110622/PH24580LOGO ) The NETCENTS II program...

2011-06-21 00:00:27

More than 200 participants from across the country will attend weeklong cyber security training in July and August East Greenbush, NY (PRWEB) June 20, 2011 The U.S. Cyber Challenge today announced the 2011 Cyber Camps, a series of weeklong "boot camps" designed to provide attendees with intensive training and other opportunities to enhance their skills and become the nation's next generation of cyber security professionals. The camps will take place in California (July 11-15) at California...

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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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2011-06-16 12:00:00

John Neumann for RedOrbit.comThe Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is not laughing but someone is. The hacker group LulzSec is still busy breaking into highly public sites, defacing pages and causing general mayhem, Reuters is reporting. Lulz Security (LulzSec) is claiming responsibility for recent attacks on the US Senate, Sony Corp., News Corp. and the US Public Broadcasting System television network. The public website for the CIA appears to be the latest target. It initially could not be...

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2011-06-14 09:25:00

Lulz Security (LulzSec) - the shadowy hacker group that was behind recent security breaches at Sony, Nintendo and Fox News - has now set their sights on video game company Bethesda Softworks and the US Senate. US officials said they have ordered a security review after an apparent hack was made on the Senate website over the weekend. Martina Bradford, the deputy Senate Sergeant of Arms, said on Monday the incident had been "inconvenient," but had not compromised the security of the staff....

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2011-06-12 07:00:00

Less than a month after the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) managing director was arrested in New York, the agency was hit by what computer experts are calling a large and sophisticated cyber attack. The IMF, which manages financial emergencies around the world and is a warehouse of highly confidential information for many nations, told its staff and board of directors about the attack on Wednesday, but stopped short of making a public announcement. IMF spokesman David Hawley told...

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2011-06-10 13:45:00

Spanish police arrested three suspected computer hackers who belonged to a loose-knit international hactivist group that has attacked corporate and government websites around the world. Spain's National Police said the three were part of the Spanish section of the famous hacker group called "Anonymous."  Manuel Vazquez, chief of the police's high-tech crime unit, said all three are Spaniards between the ages 30 and 32. Vazquez said a computer server in one of their homes was used to...

2011-06-09 14:20:00

WASHINGTON, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to invite members of the media to attend the American Bar Association's June 13 event, "Cyber Warfare Law & Frontier Justice: What's the Law, Who's the Judge, and Where's the Authority?" A panel of cyber security thought leaders will address the torrent of legal and policy questions regarding authentication, intelligence gathering, counterstrike authority, and liability under domestic and...

2011-06-08 17:15:00

WASHINGTON, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Commerce Department released a report by its Internet Policy Task Force on improving the cyber security of information technology services that use the Internet. The report concentrates on information technology that provides a wide variety of online services to the public, but which is not considered so essential that it should be considered part of the nation's critical infrastructure. Rob Strayer, Director of the...

2011-06-08 11:45:00

MT. PROSPECT, Ill., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National data center service provider, CoreLink Data Centers, LLC (http://www.corelink.com) has released a white paper outlining numerous reasons why businesses, now more than ever, must take a more proactive approach to network security, specifically online security against cyber attacks that severely impact profitability. The white paper can be downloaded for free from CoreLink's website and is entitled "Top Five Things Every Business...


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