Stimulus-backed power grid's cybersecurity shortcomings

Watchdog finds cybersecurity 'shortcomings' with stimulus-backed power grid ...
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A multibillion-dollar stimulus push to modernize the nation's power grid is raisingcybersecurity concerns, as the Department of Energy's official watchdog reports that dozens of grant recipients came to the table with inadequate security plans.

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UNCC professor a leader in cyber security
Charlotte Observer
Zheng's signcryption has become so widely respected in cyber security circles that the International Organization of Standardization adapted it in December as the international standard, an important feat that puts our increasingly digitally-connected ...

Website can find your exact location with your phone number
Fox News
Cybersecurity expert Jeanine Swatton says location tracking apps are extremely common. There is a "social-discovery” app called Banjo that helps you find friends based on their GPS coordinates. And Google Latitude provides a similar function.

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Cybersecurity is a 'team sport'
The Hill (blog)
02/03/12 12:09 PM ET The federal government possesses cybersecurity threat information and technical capabilities that private enterprises simply do not have. But what is the proper role of the government in the cyber realm?

Anons' FBI Phone Snooping Casts Long Shadow on Cybersecurity
"The odds are that cybersecurity at the FBI and Scotland Yard is on par with, or superior to, security at most corporations," Abrams said. The hacker community Anonymous on Friday landed another blow in its war with the United States Federal Bureau of ...

Natural disasters, cybersecurity: Two major risks to business
Business Mirror
The other major risk now confronting business is cybersecurity. Global economic consequences of cybercrimes may be impossible to estimate. Many companies, particularly banks and other financial institutions that have increasingly relied on digitized ...

Cybersecurity Bill Advances in House – But Does it Advance Privacy?
American Civil Liberties Union News and Information (blog)
Wednesday, the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity passed a bill that will permit greater information sharing for cybersecurity efforts. Called the PRECISE Act, the bill as reported out of the subcommittee, will create an exception to ...

Agencies view Networx providers as cybersecurity assets
Washington Technology
By Washington Technology staff Networx contractors have become the reliable choice of federal agencies to buoy cybersecurity and install the Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) system under White House standards issued four years ago, reports Federal ...

S.A. students are tops in Texas
San Antonio Express
The MacArthur High School Army JROTC team and the Information Technology and Security Academy San Antonio teams will be representing the Lone Star State at the fourth annual CyberPatriot, a high school competition focused on cybersecurity.

Disagreements on cyber risk East-West “Cold War”
With worries growing over computer hacking, data theft and the risk of digital attacks destroying essential systems, western states and their allies are co-operating closer than ever on cyber security. But as they do so, the gulf between them and China ...


German gov't endorses Chrome as most secure browser
By Gregg Keizer Computerworld - Germany's cyber security agency today recommended that Windows 7 users run Google's Chrome browser, citing the application's sandbox and auto-update features. In a security best practices guideline, Germany's Federal ...

Funding Available for Pilot Implementation Study in Integrated Cybersecurity ...
Targeted News Service (subscription)
This funding opportunity is open only to University of Baltimore, Md. A funding opportunity notice from the Office of Procurement Operations states: "DHS has an interest in promoting cybersecurityeducation in State and local government agencies and ...

U.S. intelligence chief warns of cyber "Cold War"
The US House of Representatives and Senate should pass legislation to increase cyber security -- in both public and private sectors -- since the country is involved in a "type of cyber Cold War," stated the US Director of National Intelligence James ...

Electric grid vulnerabilities present risks to U.S. defense assets
Public reports relating to cyber security vulnerabilities and threats have increased in recent years. In 2010, almost two-thirds of firms in the United States reported that they were the victim of “cyber security incidents or information breaches”, ...

Smartphone Owners Concerned About Mobile Security but Lack Education: Survey
Channel Insider
A survey of smartphone-owning consumers conducted in December 2011 by NQ Mobile, a provider of consumer-centric mobile security and productivity applications, and the National Cyber SecurityAlliance (NCSA), a nonprofit public-private partnership ...

Justice Department names new CIO
The Hill (blog)
“I'm confident that under his leadership the department will continue to enhance its cybersecurity, enterprise network and law enforcement sharing programs in a cost-effective way – while fulfilling our most critical missions.

INTERPOL Set To Open Global Cybercrime Center In 2014
Dark Reading
Michael Moran, director of cybersecurity and cybercrime for INTERPOL, says the planned opening of the INTERPOL Global Complex in Singapore in 2014 is crucial to improving global cooperation among law enforcement. Moran says the organization is working ...

Unsung business heroes can shine
Adelaide Now
Cyber security business Stratsec won a Telstra Business Award in 2010 and was acquired by global defence giant BAE Systems months later. And private equity firm Bain Capital last year bought a majority stake in sponsor and past winner MYOB for $1.3 ...

Kern bases vulnerable to defense cuts
Bakersfield Californian
Defense spending boosts California's economy in a variety of ways, creating jobs in technology, construction, manufacturing, alternative energy and cyber security. "There's a recognition on part of government that base closures can have a major impact ...

Both in it together
Hindustan Times
The intensive work since the last summit, when a joint declaration on terrorism was adopted, provides us with a basis for further cooperation in 2012 in the fields of counter-terrorism, cyber-security, counter-piracy and other aspects of crisis ...

Chamber work force expert says activity is increasing for employers looking ...
The Huntsville Times - (blog)
Energy, cybersecurity, robotics, modeling and simulation, and anything that involves the interface between computers and people and computers and other computers. Other areas of our economy that are growing are aviation and advanced manufacturing with ...

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Bossier Schools' Tammy Smith tackles tax questions
Shreveport Times
The School Board has authorized staff to negotiate with CIC and determine the costs we would incur to lease space in the proposed new CIC building, which would house its national model for cyber security education. At this time, it is not our intent to ...

Futures and Options, week of Feb. 6, 2012
Washington Post
... Levi Strauss, McClatchy, OpenTable, Panera, PMI Group, Prudential, QuickLogic, Walt Disney Co. and Western Union report earnings Wednesday • House Commerce hearing on cybersecurity • House Science hearing on nuclear energy • House Energy hearing on ...

Students at Palos Verdes Peninsula High show their cybersmarts
Contra Costa Times
... from a pool of 400 - that will square off in March for a final jamboree in Washington, DC The game, created by the US military, is called CyberPatriots, and essentially replicates real-life cybersecuritysituations faced by computer administrators.

Scamsters using IT department website to dupe people: Experts
Economic Times
According to private cyber security firm XCySS, such e-mails show that the department had not properly secured its server. Mukesh Saini, chairman of the firm, said, "It seems that the website has an open proxy domain which allows anyone to assume the ...

Minister for Defence attends defence conference in Germany
... the conference included European security developments, new security parameters such as energy, resources and the environment, the implications of the financial crisis for international security, developments in the Middle East and cybersecurity.


So many Doomsdays
Global Security
'Yet we know that cyberintruders have probed our electrical grid and that in other countries cyberattacks have plunged entire cities into darkness.' " Early in his presidency, Obama issued a preliminary cybersecurity strategy and this official ...

Virginia Commonwealth University partners with HCT to explore Information ...
Zawya (registration) (press release)
"The VCU School of Business is proud to contribute to the knowledge base of the United Arab Emirates through our program in cyber-security," Ed Grier, Dean of the VCU School of Business said. "Our evolving partnership represents the growing ...

Watchdog finds cybersecurity 'shortcomings' with stimulus-backed ...
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A multibillion-dollar stimulus push to modernize the nation's power grid is raising cybersecurityconcerns, as the Department of Energy's official watchdog reports that dozens of grant recipients came to the table with inadequate security plans.
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Can Homeland Security prevent a cybersecurity ... - Network World
A new study said companies would need to spend nine times as much on cybersecurity to prevent a cybersecurity disaster which would hurdle America back to ...

ISC Diary | Cybersecurity Legislation Components
Cyber Security Graduate School · awareness ... and other world governments are deeply entrenched in discussions over proposed cybersecurity legislation.

Infosecurity - India to establish new national cybersecurity board
India is setting up a new regulator for cybersecurity and telecom to be called the National Telecom Network Security Coordination Board.

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