Blog Posts Tagged with "DHS"

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Aurora and DHS - a Misleading Response to a Significant Mistake

December 22, 2014 Added by:Joe Weiss

With all of the focus on cyber security one could expect that DHS is doing a credible job in helping to protect our country. Unfortunately, that may not be the case.

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DHS Mistakenly Releases 840-pages of Critical Infrastructure Documents

July 09, 2014 Added by:Mike Lennon

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released hundreds of documents, some of which contain sensitive information and potentially vulnerable critical infrastructure points across the United States, in response to a recent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request about a cyber-security attack.

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Congress Demands Answers for DHS Domain Name Seizures

September 10, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

After a year control over dajaz1.com was handed back to the owners with no apology and no explanation. It is disturbing enough that DHS has been acting as the tax-funded hired gun of the content industry, but, even more horrifying it censored the wrong targets for no good reason...

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Strengthening Partnerships to Address Cyber Threats

August 29, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

It only takes a single infected computer to potentially infect thousands of others. Partnerships are required across all levels of government, the private sector and internationally to share information about emerging threats and how to stop them, and coordinate mitigation efforts in response to cyber incidents...

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DHS: Cybersecurity Awareness and the Summer Olympics

July 19, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Hackers frequently take advantage of highly-publicized events and popular news to get users to click on fraudulent links and unknowingly download malware onto their computers, smart phones, tablets, and other wireless devices. To avoid these online scams, it's important to follow these practices...

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EU-US Workshop on Cyber Security of ICS and Smart Grids

July 12, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

ICS and the smart grids are two of these priority areas identified by the EU-US WG. In the last decade, these systems have been facing a notable number of incidents, including the manifestation of Stuxnet which raised a lot of concerns and discussions among all the actors involved in the field...

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DHS Cyber Teams Uncover Federal Network Vulnerabilities

July 11, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"We provide free specialized access to skills and services that are not readily available or are in high demand across the dot-gov to promote a healthy and resilient cyber infrastructure. That's the goal to do risk-based analysis and gap analysis of capabilities and drive improvements..."

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Department of Homeland Security Enhances Cybersecurity Team

July 09, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"These new members of our vast cybersecurity team bring a wide array of experience and skills. Building on the successes of our strong and robust team, we are taking the DHS cybersecurity program to new levels that will ultimately enhance the security and safety of our nation..."

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Feds Release Digital Government Strategy

June 22, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The Federal government released The Digital Government Strategy, a 12-month action plan for the deployment of new technology is designed to enable the delivery of digital information and services anytime, anywhere, on any device, safely and securely-throughout the Federal workforce and to the American public...

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NSA's National Centers of Academic Excellence Announced

June 15, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Program graduates often develop into cyber experts who help to protect national-security information systems, commercial networks, and critical information infrastructure in both the private and public sectors – meeting the increasingly urgent needs of the U.S. government, industry, and academia...

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Internet Security Alliance Hosts White House Cyber Jobs Event

June 06, 2012 Added by:Marjorie Morgan

"Most cyber breaches are not conducted by hackers from the outside but poorly trained or rogue insiders. The primary vulnerability in the cyber system is the people. Unless we find a way to spur the market to create a cyber secure workforce we risk unilaterally disarming both our economy and our national defense"...

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DHS Secretary Napolitano Announces Cyber Workforce Initiative

June 06, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“Today we face an increasing demand for the best and brightest in the cybersecurity field across industry, academia and government. DHS is committed to working with our partners... to develop the next generation of cyber professionals to protect against evolving cyber threats"...

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EU-US Cybersecurity Awareness Meeting in Brussels

June 06, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The event is organized by the European Commission in co-operation with ENISA and the US Department of Homeland Security. The objective of the event is to bring intermediaries together in order to establish a reinforcing momentum in awareness raising and dissemination effort on topics pertaining to information security...

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Online Trust Alliance Joins White House to Battle Botnets

June 01, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"Results can only be achieved through a commitment of resources by both the public and private sector to aid in the detection, prevention, remediation and recovery from these threats and by users adhering to safe computing practices..."

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SCADA Security: Consequences and Difficulty with Incentives

May 18, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

Here's the problem - when it comes to critical infrastructure protection it's very difficult to legislate and regulate the organizations that matter into a state of better security. The problem is that in order to enforce policy and rules there either have to be consequences to failing, or incentives not to fail - or both...

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US Enhances Cybersecurity Collaboration with Australia

May 18, 2012 Added by:Headlines

This statement of intent will help enhance situational awareness and information sharing on cybersecurity issues, increase collaboration and sharing of cybersecurity best practices, and create opportunities for training and cooperation in cyber exercises...

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