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BBC Persian Service Suffers Sophisticated Cyber Attack
2012-03-15 13:06:38

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) director-general Mark Thompson reported on Wednesday that the site had suffered a sophisticated cyber-attack recently. Thompson said that hackers attempted to jam the satellite feeds of BBC services into Iran and as well as swamp its London phone lines with automated calls. He described the coincidence of the attacks as "self-evidently suspicious", stopping short of blaming Tehran for the attacks. Last month, Thompson accused Iranian authorities...

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2012-03-12 16:34:57

A 19-year-old U.K. student has been named the "Cyber Security Champion" after winning a competition showcasing Internet security intelligence. Jonathan Millican won the award after a six-month-long challenge designed to attract talented people to the cyberdefense industry. Judges at the competition said Millican had demonstrated knowledge "years beyond his time" of the subject. He won the competition after taking part in a final series of challenges hosted by HP Labs, which pitted...

2012-03-08 07:00:00

CHANTILLY, Va., March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Agilex, a leading provider of mission and technology solutions to the national and homeland security, healthcare and public sectors, announced today the appointment of Marianne Meins as President of the company's Intel/Defense Sector business. Ms. Meins brings over 25 years of business and technology leadership in the defense, intelligence and homeland security sectors to Agilex. She will have overall responsibility for the company's business...

2012-03-05 13:30:00

FAIRFAX, Va., March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems was awarded a contract to continue its cyber network defense, operations and exploitation support of the U.S. Air Force's 35th Intelligence Squadron (35IS) Cyberspace Operations program Sensor Shadow. The contract has a maximum value of $5 million over three years if all options are exercised. General Dynamics Advanced Informational Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). "The Sensor...

2012-02-29 01:45:00

DALLAS, February 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ReportsnReports adds new market research report 'The Global Cyber Warfare Market 2011-2021' to its store. The formation of the US Cyber Command or USCybercom by the highest defense spender globally, highlights the importance of cyber warfare in today's world. Furthermore, the cyber attacks in South Korea, the US, Estonia and Georgia in 2011, add credence to the growing expenditure on global cyber warfare systems. Wars include a mix of...

2012-02-28 08:36:00

LONDON, February 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In Brussels this May, the head of the UK's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) cyber policy, Martin Howard, and other government and military leaders are set to join cyber intelligence chiefs from major critical infrastructure companies, including BP, E.On Energie, CitiBank and GlaxoSmithKline, at International Cyber Security 2012 [http://www.cyber-securityevent.com/redForms.aspx?id=677612&pdf_form=1 ]. In both...

2012-02-21 08:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CounterTack, the industry's first and only provider of in-progress cyber attack intelligence and response solutions, today announced three new solutions available on Event Horizon®, the world's first commercially available security platform utilizing virtual machine introspection (VMI), to help enterprise and government organizations identify, disrupt and respond to advanced threats. CounterTack will preview these new solutions, along...

2012-02-16 06:00:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cyber security is an ever changing and growing concern. Nearly twice as much cyber security funding proposed in the 2013 budget underscores the need for improved computer network defenses. Inadequate security configurations are blamed for 80 percent of the United States Air Force network vulnerabilities. Now Wake Forest University researchers are fighting the continual evolution of viruses, worms and malware with evolution by...

2012-02-15 10:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- What: Deloitte's new point of view: "Risk Intelligent governance in the age of cyber threats: What you don't know could hurt you" Who: Henry Ristuccia, partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP, governance and risk management services co-leader Rich Baich, principal, Deloitte & Touch LLP, cyber threat and vulnerability management services leader When: Available immediately online Where: www.deloitte.com/us/cyberthreatrisk Details: Alarmed...

2012-02-14 16:00:00

Network Security Industry Veteran Predicts Threats and Risks for 2012 Bedford, MA (PRWEB) February 14, 2012 Today, NetClarity's Founder & CTO, on the heels of speaking at the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and completing his research to expose and predict growing trends for this year released the following Top Ten Cybercrime and Cyberwar Predictions for 2012: 1.    Smaller to Medium Sized (SMB) Organizations will be the #1 Target for Cybercriminals. The effects...