Thursday, February 14, 2013

FCC botched cyber-security planning after breach

FCC botched cyber-security planning after breach, report says
Washington Post (blog)
(Rick Wilking — Reuters). The Federal Communications Commission mishandled the early part of acyber-security plan it initiated after a network breach in September 2011, according to a recent report from Congress's watchdog agency. An analysis from ...

NY Times Privately Repels China's Cyber Attack
The way to handle Cyber Security is through the efficient, expert private sector. ... But we have forCyber Security a far better model to emulate – the military ...

Top Israeli Venture Firm to Open Cyber Security Incubator in May
Private Equity Hub (press release)
Six years ago, Jerusalem Venture Partners created a digital media incubator, and the experiment has gone so well that this May, the 20-year-old firm — among Israel's best known and most successful venture outfits — is opening its second incubator.

Executives overrate cyber security level
Bangkok Post
A recent study of information security shows that executives globally are overconfident of the cyber security levels of their own companies, increasing the risk for cyber crime. In its 10th annual survey, Global State of Information Security 2013, the ...

Cyber security infra to be established soon
Times of India
NEW DELHI: The National Security Council headed by the prime minister is set to approve the final draft of a national cyber security architecture in the next few weeks, even as cyber intrusions, mostly from China, continue to target government networks.

Times of India

Obama's Cyber Defense Leaves the Back Door Open
The Fiscal Times
He warned that foreign cyber actors are probing our critical infrastructure, creating “tools to attack these systems and cause panic and destruction and even the loss of life.” His comments were also intended to drum up support for ... Sadly, most who ...

The Fiscal Times

Cyber attack hits Bashas' chain of stores
Pinal County authorities said hundreds of reports of fraudulent credit/debit card transactions have been linked to a cyber attack on a chain of grocery stores. ... "Bashas' is and has been compliant with all Payment Card Industry (PCI) security ...

Researchers warn of cyber flaws in Honeywell control systems
Yahoo! News (blog)
The Niagara control system from Honeywell International Inc's Tridium division are configured to connect to the Internet by default, even though that is not necessary for them to function, two researchers from security firm CyLance said at a security ...

US to complete elaboration of cyber war doctrine
The Voice of Russia
A top-secret document, the cyber warfare doctrine was specifically hammered out by Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John O. Brennan, who will soon become the new CIA director. Earlier, it was Brennan who ...

The Voice of Russia

The cloud creates cyber-security concerns
Fleet Owner (blog)
“The lack of appropriate security has already allowed a number of destructive cyber-attacks to lay waste to some of the most high-profile companies in the oil and gas industry,” added Michela Menting, senior cyber security analyst for consulting firm ...

Fleet Owner (blog)

Cyber Terrorism Will Be the Greatest National Security Threat in the 21st Century
The “cyber threat” is the single greatest threat to the national security of the U.S., as it appears now and in the future; the infrastructure of warfare is changing. The foundation of all things combative is the internet. Every creature comfort we ...


White House Cyber Security Order Expected ... - SANS NewsBites
The Bit9 Trust-based Security Platform continuously monitors and records activity on servers and endpoints to detect and stop cyber threats that evade traditional security defenses. Learn more ... FBI agents and Energy Department officials are investigating the attack on servers at the Washington headquarters of the National Nuclear Security Administration at the U.S. Department of Energy. They believe the sophisticated penetration attack was not ...
SANS NewsBites

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