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2014-04-04 23:32:07

Campaign provides key recommendations for state and local governments to adopt immediate, low-cost, and effective defenses against cyber attacks East Greenbush, N.Y. (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Today, the Center for Internet Security (CIS) and Council on CyberSecurity (CCS), working with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Governors Homeland Security Advisors Council (GHSAC), launched the Cyber Hygiene Campaign. The Campaign provides key...

2014-02-03 16:27:39

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a contract by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide operational services to the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT). This single award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract is for five years and is valued at up to $350 million. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121024/LA98563LOGO) US-CERT was created to protect the nation's...

2013-10-09 23:24:23

Howard Schmidt will be honored for his significant contributions to the information security industry during the ISE® North America Leadership Summit and Awards on Nov. 6-7 in Vienna, Va. He will also serve as a keynote speaker during day two of the summit. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 T.E.N., a technology and information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm, announced today that Howard Schmidt will be honored as the 2013 Luminary Leadership Award...

2013-03-18 23:01:27

Obsidian Analysis, Inc. (http://www.obsidiandc.com) announced today that James E. Harris, Jr. has joined the firm as a Senior Specialist for Cybersecurity. Mr. Harris will serve as part of Obsidian´s senior management team directing cybersecurity and business resilience programs for private sector, Federal, and state government customers. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 18, 2013 Obsidian Analysis, Inc. announced today that James E. Harris, Jr. has joined the firm as a Senior Specialist...

2011-08-08 06:00:00

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC), a leading global IP solutions provider, today announced that Michael Miller, vice president of the company's Federal Sector, will present at the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team's (US-CERT's) GFIRST Conference on Thursday, August 11, at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The annual GFIRST Conference instructs non-technical, public- and private-sector...

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2011-07-26 09:35:00

The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) senior cyber security official abruptly resigned on Monday amid several high-profile attacks on government computer systems, reports Reuters. Randy Vickers resigned as director of the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), a part of DHS's National Cyber Security Division. DHS declined to comment on either the attacks or the resignation of its top official as of Monday. Vickers' resignation was announced in an email to staff by Bobbie...

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2011-05-20 11:59:59

Computer security research company NSS Labs has warned that it uncovered new ways hackers could sabotage power plants, oil refineries or manufacturing operations. NSS said it shared its findings with the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team and was briefing legitimate industrial facilities that are at risk but was revealing little publicly for the sake of safety. NSS researcher Dillon Beresford said he found "multiple vulnerabilities" in Siemens programmable logic controllers (PLCs) used...

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2010-12-06 06:10:23

Experts say that it will take several more years for the government to fully install high-tech systems to block cyber-attacks, which is a drawn-out timeline that enables criminals to become better at stealing sensitive data. Experts suggest that technology already may be passing Department of Homeland Security moves to secure approximately 2,400 network connections used every day by millions of federal workers around the globe. The department that is responsible for securing government...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.