Items Tagged with "Cyber Security"


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U.S. Northern Command Makes Cyber Security a Priority

March 26, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Northcom's responsibility in the cyber domain "is consequence management in the event of a catastrophic cyber attack on this country. Northcom could certainly be called upon to provide support to civil authorities in the recovery. But we think our role is broader..."

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Lawmakers Continue Clash Over Cybersecurity Legislation

March 22, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“It is critical that we strengthen our cybersecurity posture, and we urge Congress to recognize the need for new tools to more effectively prevent and respond to potential cyber attacks on the homeland..."

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Does DoE Know the Difference Between IT and Control Systems?

March 20, 2012 Added by:Joe Weiss

In September 2011 DOE issued the first draft of the Electricity SubSector Cybersecurity Risk Management Process document for comments. The document essentially equated IT and ICS. Doesn't DOE understand the difference between IT and Control Systems?

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Cyber Security for 2012 Olympics Focus of Business Continuity Forum

March 19, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"The market-wide exercise showed that the banking community is prepared to handle some aspects of a cyber attack, but must shore up other areas. I encourage all managers to think about whether they are have adequate, practical plans in place..."

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US - UK Progress Towards a More Secure Cyberspace

March 15, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"We share an abiding commitment to keeping cyber-criminals from victimizing our citizens and weakening our trust in networked technology. Owing in part to our close partnership, it is harder than ever before for criminals to operate in cyberspace with impunity..."

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Don't Miss the TECHEXPO Cyber Security Hiring Event

March 13, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Are you a Cyber Warrior and seeking a new employment opportunity? Don't miss the TECHEXPO Cyber Security hiring event March 20th. Bring resumes and interview for the many opportunities, and learn from our guest speakers William M. Jimenez, Paul de Souza, and Richard Bejtlich...

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CyLab Report: Corporate Boards Neglecting Cyber Security

March 13, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"Less than two-thirds of the Forbes Global 2000 companies surveyed have full-time personnel in key roles responsible for privacy and security in a manner that is consistent with internationally accepted best practices and standards..."

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Shining LIGHTS on ICS Cybersecurity

March 11, 2012 Added by:Chris Blask

The LIGHTS program was created as a means of addressing security for the large number of small utilities operations. LIGHTS is a non-profit program run under Energysec that sets a consistent open-source-baseline approach to securing smaller critical industrial control facilities...

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NIST Releases Framework for Smart Grid Standards

March 08, 2012

Cybersecurity is now expanded to address the following: combined power systems, information technology and communication systems in order to maintain the reliability, the physical security of all components, and the reduced impact of coordinated cyber-physical attacks...

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Cyber Security: The Sky is Falling

February 24, 2012 Added by:J. Oquendo

Common sense dictates that there is a lot of money to be made in "cyberlandia", and someone is going to make it by using any boogeyman available. Cyber is the new Gold Rush, however much of what is being portrayed by the media is blown out of proportion and unrealistic...

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US and Netherlands Expand Cybersecurity Coordination

February 22, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The Letter of Intent recognizes expanded coordination between the US and the Netherlands, and outlines several areas to further collaborate on cybersecurity including incident management and response activities, control systems security, and cybersecurity exercises...

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Cybersecurity Act of 2012 - Cybersecurity Collides with Risk

February 19, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

This is just a chance to create some new regulatory-agency office, hire a bunch of new auditors, attorneys, experts, and waste more time rather than actually making critical infrastructure more risk-averse...

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In Cyber - Losers Ignore, Survivors React, Winners Predict

February 15, 2012 Added by:Richard Stiennon

Every organization has a choice: become a victim of cyber attack and pay the cost of recovery then rely on quick reactions to changes in the threat space to survive the next attack, or predict the escalation in attacks and invest early in the defenses required...

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Comprehensive Cyber Security Act of 2012 Introduced

February 14, 2012

The act was designed to provide the government with a clear structure for securing its own networks and those that run critical infrastructure - energy and water delivery systems, financial systems, nuclear and chemical, plants, and transportation networks...

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The Obama Administration’s Cybersecurity Proposal

February 13, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The President’s proposal would establish national standards, protect federal networks, and allow DHS to provide enhanced voluntary assistance to our private sector and state, local, tribal, and territorial government partners...

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NIST Hosts Federal Infosec Educators Conference

February 13, 2012 Added by:Headlines

FISSEA is responsible for promoting cybersecurity awareness, training and education. The annual meeting is geared toward both new and seasoned security officers, IT managers, information security educators and researchers, cybersecurity trainers and teachers...

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