Latest National Cyber Security Center Stories

Sony Hires New Security Chief After Breaches
2011-09-06 11:13:53

  Months after a massive hacking attack leaked credit card and security information on 100 million of its user accounts from its games networks, embattled Sony Corp. has chosen a former official from the US Department of Homeland Security for the new post of Chief Information Security Officer, Reuters is reporting, Philip Reitinger, previously director of the US National Cyber Security Center, who has also worked for Microsoft and the US Department of Defense, will become senior...

2010-03-17 09:09:00

WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chertoff Group, a strategic security and risk management advisory firm, today announced the formation of a Board of Advisors, bringing together a renowned group of leaders with unparalleled experience in the areas of intelligence, foreign policy, international trade, homeland security, and financial services. In addition, former U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Jayson Ahern, former NSA official William Marshall, and homeland...

2010-02-08 08:15:00

According to the White House's top counter-terrorism advisor on Sunday, the United States faces "serious and significant" cyberspace threats which may affect national security. The advisor, John Brennan, told NBC that a cyber-security board has been set up at the White House to work on the matters of cyber crime. "It's a very complex and complicated challenge, but we are working very closely with the private sector." The issues stem back to accusations Google made over China's apparent...

2009-12-22 08:45:00

The Obama administration has just called on a former Bush appointee to "Ëœsuit up' and take charge of a federal project to improve the nation's computer networks and get the government in sync with the private firms that own and operate the vast majority of them. The former cyber security chief under Bush Jr., Howard A. Schmidt "” also a former eBay and Microsoft bigwig "” has recently accepted the none-too-coveted post as coordinator of the government's cyber security...

2009-05-29 14:15:00

President Barack Obama announced on Friday that he would name a new  "cyber czar" to ensure the country is protecting the security of its computer networks.  Speaking at the White House, Obama said the U.S. must do more to deter and defend against a growing number of criminal, espionage and hacker attacks on public and private networks. "It is the great irony of our information age -- the very technologies that empower us to create and to build, also empower those who would seek to...

2009-03-09 07:50:00

On Friday, the U.S. government's director of cybersecurity resigned, criticizing the excessive role of the National Security Agency in countering threats to the country's computer systems. "He has tendered his resignation," Amy Kudwa, a Department of Homeland Security spokeswoman told Reuters. Rod Beckstrom, former Silicon Valley entrepreneur, said in a resignation letter published by the Wall Street Journal that it was a "bad strategy" to have the National Security Agency play a major role...

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  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
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