Blog Posts Tagged with "NASA"

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NASA Denies Iranian Hacker's SSL Certificate Breach Claims

May 29, 2012 Added by:Headlines

NASA has officially denied that the agency's systems were breached by the Iranian hacker group the "Cyber Warriors Team," which claimed to have compromised a digital SSL certificate after having coded an HTTPS protocol scanner to find weaknesses in the agency's website...

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Iranian Hackers Hit NASA: Isolated Attack or Act of Cyberwar?

May 24, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Hackers have written an HTTPS protocol scanner to find weaknesses in the NASA website. A NASA spokesman hasn't denied the hack, and the agency is investigating the event. Is it an isolated operation conducted by a group of hackers, or a state-sponsored act of cyberwar?

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Space Agencies Confirm Network Intrusions

May 10, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“NASA security officials detected an intrusion into the site on April 20... The agency takes the issue of IT security very seriously and at no point was sensitive or controlled information compromised. NASA has made significant progress to better protect the agency’s IT systems..."

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ICS-CERT: Solar Flare Disruption Advisory

March 09, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

The resulting geomagnetic storms can cause aurora at low latitudes and disrupt satellite and high frequency radio communication, GPS, and power grids. ICS-CERT requests that any issues affecting control systems in critical infrastructure environments be reported...

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NASA Unprepared for Cyber Attacks

March 05, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

The internal investigation at NASA also revealed that almost none of the agency's portable devices are encrypted, and that at least one of the stolen laptops contained algorithms to command and control systems for the International Space Station...

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Congressional Testimony Reveals Security at NASA Lacking

March 02, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"In its fiscal year 2010 report to Congress on FISMA implementation, the OMB reported a Government-wide encryption rate for these devices of 54 percent. However, as of February 1, 2012, only 1 percent of NASA portable devices/laptops have been encrypted," Martin testified...

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Malicious Cyber Activities Directed Against U.S. Satellites

November 21, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Two U.S. government satellites have each experienced at least two separate instances of interference apparently consistent with cyber activities against their command and control systems... The techniques appear consistent with authoritative Chinese military writings..."

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Insider Threat: Top Scientist Pleads Guilty to Espionage

September 12, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“Preventing the loss or compromise of high-technology and vital national security information is a top priority of the FBI. This case is a prime example of what happens when a person decides to sell our nation’s most valuable secrets for individual gain..."

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Congress Bans Collaboration with China - Cites Espionage Risk

May 09, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The bill prohibits any engagements “to develop, design, plan, promulgate, implement or execute a bilateral policy, program, order, or contract of any kind to participate, collaborate, or coordinate bilaterally in any way with China or any Chinese-owned company..."

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NASA Systems Are Still Too Vulnerable to Attack

March 31, 2011 Added by:Dan Dieterle

Serious security gaps were found at NASA during a recent audit. The fact that a government run entity has been attacked, and then apparently ignored a plan to remedy the situation, speaks volumes about our nation's ability - or maybe better said desire - to thwart hacking attempts...

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NASA Selling PCs Without Erasing Classified Data

December 09, 2010 Added by:Headlines

An audit of used hardware being sold by NASA found that the majority of the hard drives had not been wiped clean of sensitive data. Pallets of PCs were were found in a recycling center with NASA IP addresses on the processor cases, presenting a serious security problem according to the report...

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Duffner Interviews Kemp and Jackson on GovCloud

November 07, 2010 Added by:Kevin L. Jackson

There is a lot of misunderstanding around cloud computing. Many people think it is just the next technology du jour. They see it as a marketing push; first there was mobile, followed by SOA, and now it's cloud computing. They believe that it's nothing new, important, or different...

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On The Frontlines: Cloud Computing in Government

October 30, 2010 Added by:Kevin L. Jackson

Showcasing the positive progress of Federal Government Agencies and their strategic partners in meeting the goals of their Mission Programs. This issue, Cloud Computing in Government, features the Trends and Best Practices on Cloud Computing in Government...

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