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2010-03-02 08:00:00

ARMONK, N.Y., March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a company-wide cybersecurity initiative to apply its research, services, software and technology expertise to help government and other key clients improve the security and resiliency of their IT and business systems. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO) Under this initiative, the company is establishing the IBM Institute for Advanced Security to help government and private sector...

2010-02-04 12:13:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today after the House passed the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act, a bipartisan bill to improve cybersecurity in both the private and public sectors. The House passed the bill by a vote of 422 to 5. "The last decade has witnessed the rapid expansion and growing significance of information technology, bringing businesses, communities, and nations closer together, and increasing the productivity of...

2009-12-22 13:46:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), the leading public private partnership in cybersecurity education and awareness, today applauded President Obama's appointment of Howard Schmidt as Cybersecurity Coordinator. Mr. Schmidt brings with him the necessary breadth and depth of experience across government, industry, and non-profit sectors, along with a broad understanding of the unique challenges cybersecurity presents to America's...

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2009-10-31 08:45:00

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano cut the ribbon Friday on a high-security, state-of-the-art unified command center that will coordinate the nation's cybersecurity efforts. The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), located in an Arlington, Virginia, will "address threats and incidents affecting the nation's critical information technology and cyber infrastructure," the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said. The facility will serve as the...

2009-10-01 11:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today launched the 6th Annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) with an event in Washington, DC featuring DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano and a wide variety of public, private and non-governmental organizations. National Cyber Security Awareness Month is a coordinated effort of the NCSA, DHS, and The Multi-State Information Sharing and...

2009-08-12 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) one of the primary promoters of National Cyber Security Awareness Month each October, launched a Web portal (www.staysafeonline.org/ncsam) to encourage broad-based participation in education and awareness activities this year. "The theme of National Cyber Security Awareness Month this year is "Our Shared Responsibility," said Michael Kaiser, executive director of the NCSA. "We can only secure...

2009-05-29 11:35:00

WASHINGTON, May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The White House today released the Cyberspace Policy Review, summarizing the findings of input from industry, academia, liberty and privacy communities, state governments, international partners, and the legislative and executive branches. The following statement should be attributed to Peter Davidson, Verizon senior vice president of federal government relations: "The White House Cyberspace Policy Review outlines the way to strengthen the digital...

2009-05-06 11:38:00

Effective cybersecurity programs will improve global commerce and the interaction between governments and the governed according to the report, which gathers insights from Deloitte member firm security leading professionals from Asia, Europe and the Americas. WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Governments around the world need to address cybersecurity urgently in order to mitigate the threat of disruption to government operations and commerce, and to facilitate sustainable economic growth....

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2009-02-18 06:30:00

Federal records show that the number of reported cyberattacks on U.S. government computer networks rose by more than 40 percent last year, according to a USA Today report on Tuesday. Information provided by the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) showed that federally tracked accounts of unauthorized access to government computers and installations of hostile programs rose from a combined 3,928 incidents in 2007 to 5,488 in 2008. Joel Brenner, counterintelligence chief in the...


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