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White House Officials Declare War On Botnets
2012-05-31 10:47:31

Officials from the White House have announced a coordinated effort with several trade groups and private companies to combat botnets, reports Grant Gross from IDG News Service. Members of the Industry Botnet Group (IBG) will share information, educate users and promote innovation with the aim of mitigating threats. Members have agreed to report on attacks and the measures they´ve used to combat infected networks, members of President Obama´s administration announced....

2011-05-17 10:30:00

A new initiative was launched on Monday by the White House designed to tighten global defenses against computer attacks and instill U.S. values such as freedom of expression that require international cooperation to ensure an open and secure Internet. "Together, we can work together to build a future for cyberspace that is open, interoperable, secure, and reliable," US President Barack Obama wrote in an introduction to the 25-page "International Strategy for Cyberspace." Cybersecurity has...

2011-03-08 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) today announced new officers elected to its board of directors for 2011. John Havermann, vice president and director of cyber programs at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), will serve as NCSA board president. (Logo: https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101004/DC76016LOGO) "Cybersecurity education and awareness have emerged as a national priority thanks to the leadership...

2011-02-16 12:10:00

Bruce Schneier, a leading security expert, said recently that the threat of cyber warfare is greatly exaggerated. He claims that emotive rhetoric around the term does not match the reality. He said that using sensational phrases like "cyber armageddon" only inflames the situation. Schneier, security officer for BT, is due to address the RSA security conference in San Francisco this week. He told BBC News that there was a power struggle going on, involving a "battle of metaphors." He...

2010-11-02 00:00:39

Highly-Anticipated Security Event Adds Howard A. Schmidt and Lt. General Robert Elder to Robust Agenda of Security Keynotes New York (PRWEB) November 1, 2010 The third annual SC World Congress Conference and Expo, the East Coast's largest information security event, taking place November 10-11 has rounded out its jam- packed agenda with the addition of two of the most prominent security experts in the industry, Special Assistant to the President and White House Cybersecurity Coordinator...

2010-06-27 07:15:00

With identity theft, bank account breaches and sophisticated Internet scams on the rise, the US government is looking for ways to make transactions over the Internet more secure for both businesses and consumers. However, officials must act carefully, as efforts to create personal identity cards and other means of identifiers raise concerns over privacy invasion and fears of Big Brother tracking its citizens. The White House laid out a draft plan on Friday arguing for a voluntary...

2010-05-06 07:15:00

Some officials and computer security companies are arguing that the World Wide Web is battlefield in a "cyberwar" that has armies of hackers stealing online secrets and using the Internet to attack the mainframe of many real world companies. However, some security analysts countered that image saying this week at a conference that "cyberwarfare" is such a generally used term that it may be hurting efforts by many countries on how to cooperate when it comes to Internet security. The United...

2010-05-02 07:50:00

Government officials and business leaders around the globe are meeting in Texas this week to figure out a common and growing concern in cybersecurity. The EastWest Institute (EWI) is hosting the Worldwide Cybersecurity Summit, which opens in Dallas on Monday. The conference will feature three days of discussions on ways to protect the world's digital infrastructure from electronic threats. President Barack Obama's National Security Advisor James Jones and White House cybersecurity...

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