US seeks patriotic computer geeks for help in cyber crisis

US seeks patriotic computer geeks for help in cyber crisis
By Jim Finkle. BOSTON | Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:20pm EDT. BOSTON (Reuters) - The Department of Homeland Security is considering setting up a "Cyber Reserve" of computer security experts who could be called upon in the event of a crippling cyber attack.

Anonymous Sources Provide No Evidence of Iran Cyber Attacks
An October 25 report from Bloomberg News indicated that as intelligence officials admit “that the evidence implicating Iran in the Aramco attack is largely circumstantial,” individuals involved with the investigation of the incident “aren't convinced ...

THOMAS: Cyber security for the home
North County Times
When we think about cyber security we usually think about big businesses or government agencies, but securing your computers and information is important in your home, too. Hackers and thieves have a number of reasons to break into your computer, but ...

Cyber defenses must balance security, freedoms
Buffalo News
Much more alarming was an attack two months ago using a sophisticated virus called Shamoon, which wreaked havoc on computers in the Saudi Arabian state oil company Aramco. But concerns by privacy advocates over the lack of transparency and the loss of ...

Army, businesses seek a few good hackers to combat cyber threats
Kansas City Star
The rising chorus of warnings — some from the highest levels of government — suggests that the risk is increasing for a major attack on critical infrastructure, such as electrical grids, communications and banking. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta ...

Kansas City Star

Rebuking a cyber-geddonist
CSO (blog)
On October 17th, the New York Times "Room for Debate" section ran a piece by Senator Joe Lieberman with the title "The Threat Is Real and Must Be Stopped" in which Lieberman argued the dire need for passage of his cyber security legislation . In this ...

Alleged hacker caught on camera by cyber-security experts who infect his ...
Daily Mail
Cyber-security experts turned the tables on an alleged hacker by using his ownmalware to film him through his own laptop webcam. ... Now, with security experts able to turn the tables on hackers, it appears a new chapter in cyber-warfare has begun.

Daily Mail

Future of business cyber security tied to US election result
Sydney Morning Herald
Hacker attacks targeting Gulf oil and gas companies and some of America's largest banks following September's political instability in the Middle East highlighted the cyber-security challenge facing businesses not only in the US but around the world.

Sydney Morning Herald

Huawei Faces Hacker Critic To Help Clear Its Name: Report
Reuters reported the development Oct. 31, after speaking with John Suffolk, Huawei's global cyber security chief, at a cyber security conference in India. Suffolk said he was attending the conference to hear what Lindner might say about Huawei, and ...


The Reality of Cyber Crimes and its Impact on Holiday Shopping
Daily Deal Media
cyber crime, holiday shopping, According to the South Carolina Department of Revenue, a Cyber attack between August through September left an estimated 3.6 million Social Security numbers and 387,000 debit and credit card numbers ...

Daily Deal Media

Intel, AMD, Lockheed, Honeywell Form Cyber Security Alliance
AMD, Honeywell, Intel, Lockheed Martin, and RSA/EMC said they have created the Cyber SecurityResearch Alliance (CSRA), which aims to promote collaboration and coordinate.
News Tom's Hardware

Cisco Blog » Blog Archive » National Cyber Security Awareness ...
By Richard Aceves
How fitting to sum up a month of thought-provoking posts regarding National Cyber SecurityAwareness Month (NSCAM) whereby our 'interconnectedness' requires each of us to be more vigilant than ever. Every time we knock on one of the ...
Cisco Blog

Huawei's hacker critics will help company with cyber security - Hexus
At a cybersecurity conference in India today John Suffolk, Huawei's global cybersecurity chief, told Reuters that a team of engineers was being sent to Germany to talk to German security researcher Felix Lindner. Mr Lindner is a “hacker” who ... Latest Content

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