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Files of More Than 40,000 Federal Workers Breached – Contract Cancelled

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More and more we are seeing computers being breached and files being exposed into the wild. Smartfile by Cybergy Partners has the ability to notify you that someone is accessing your files before it shows up on the front page of the Washington Post. What is even more concerning is that this is the second…

Amazon VS IBM In A Battle For The Cloud

Every one is looking at the choice of Amazon over IBM as a big win and big validation of the use of the public cloud but the reality is there will be limited government use of the general public cloud. There are several groups within the federal government that are building private clouds that can…

Despite sequestration, cybersecurity funding growing

The Defense Department intends to spend $23 billion on cybersecurity over the next five years, according to news reports, and is seeking more than $4.6 billion for cybersecurity in fiscal 2014 alone — an 18 percent jump from 2013. The requested yearly amount is even higher for fiscal 2015, at $4.7 billion, but decreases to $4.5…

FEMA hacked: Anonymous hacks US server in defense of Snowden and government transparency.

While these kinds of attacks are more nuisance issues it does not show well as to the state of our critical infrastructure as well. In a document shared with GlobalPost on Tuesday night and published online Wednesday, the hacker collective revealed data that includes information on user accounts and passwords of what appear to be government employees.…

UK Drops Fitness Requirements For Cyberwarfare Specialists

I guess this is truly the time of the hacker. When the UK military is dropping the physical fitness requirement if you have the right computer skills.  U.K. Defense Secretary Phillip Hammond explained that the military will be ”specifically be recruiting cyberreservists, who will not necessarily have to have the same levels of fitness or deployability as reservists in…

NIST seeks input on cybersecurity framework – CSO Online – Security and Risk

Mandated by an Executive Order (EO) issued by President Obama on February 12, 2013, the NIST-developed framework represents the first time the federal government has sought to prescribe a wide-ranging approach to protecting critical cyber assets, a tough task that has been characterized by Department of Homeland Security Secretary (DHS) Janet Napolitano as an “experiment.” The…

Oil and gas industry urged to focus on cybersecurity Read more: Oil and gas industry urged to focus on cybersecurity

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz has announced a new public-private partnership comprised of the Energy Department, industry experts, the Department of Homeland Security and other stakeholders. “As cyber threats continue to increase in frequency and sophistication, helping critical infrastructure owners and operators across the energy sector identify opportunities to strengthen their own cybersecurity capabilities is…

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