DoD likes efficiency of the cloud, wants more security

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A recent article from C4ISR & Networks noted that while the Department of Defense wants to take advantage of the flexibility and efficiency of commercial cloud computing, the agency harbors concerns about the security of cloud environments.  James Ryan, president of Litmus Logic and chief strategy officer for the Cyber Security Summit, told the site that moving into […]

Cyber Security Summit Chair discusses securing your infrastructure

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Andrew Borene, chair of the 2015 Cyber Security Summit, spoke about securing your company’s infrastructure yesterday at an event hosted by The Center for National Policy and The Christian Science Monitor. You can view his full comments below. Borene is federal chief strategist at IBM for i2 Intelligence Analysis. You can read more on his presentation from the Christian Science Monitor: Transforming overwhelming […]

President Obama delivers cyber security remarks at Stanford

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Earlier today, President Obama delivered remarks at the Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection Summit at Stanford University. During his speech, he also signed an executive order promoting information sharing on cyber security threats between the private sector and government agencies. “This is not a Democratic issue, or a Republican issue,” he said during his speech. “This is not a […]

New report predicts rise in targeted attacks, online banking crime

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In a new cyber crime report released last week, IT security provider Trend Micro makes a number of predictions for 2015 and beyond, including a rise in targeted attacks and an increase in the severity of online banking and other financially motivated attacks. “The growing risks online banking threats pose should motivate individuals and organizations alike […]

Home Depot provides update on data breach investigation

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Home improvement retailer The Home Depot, which revealed in September that its payment data systems had been breached, has disclosed additional information related to the company’s recent hacking incident. The findings are the result of investigations in cooperation with law enforcement and third-party IT security experts. The big revelation in the latest update is that, in addition to credit card data, […]

IBM releases product suite that aims to secure the cloud

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IBM is putting added emphasis on its cyber security business, and yesterday the company announced a new suite of products and services designed to help secure cloud environments. The company said its new Dynamic Cloud Security portfolio addresses security gaps that can exist between on-premise, cloud, software-as-a-service and mobile applications. “Customers are now moving critical workloads to the […]

Raytheon buys cyber security provider Blackbird Technologies for $420 million

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American defense contractor Raytheon reported today that it is beefing up its cyber capabilities with the acquisition of Blackbird Technologies, a Virginia-based provider of persistent surveillance, secure tactical communications, and cyber security solutions to the Intelligence Community and special operations market. The total cost will be approximately $420 million, Raytheon says. Blackbird currently supports customers in the […]

Andrew Borene Appointed to Chair 2015 Cyber Security Summit

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The 2014 Cyber Security Summit is less than two months away and will contain more actionable takeaways for attendees than ever before. (View this year’s agenda here.) However, with cyber threats showing no signs of slowing down, plans are already well underway for the 2015 Summit, beginning with today’s announcement of the 2015 Summit Chair: […]

Student competition aims to inspire future cyber security professionals

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More than 400 teams are already registered for the 2014-2015 season of CyberPatriot, a competition that began in 2009 to motivate students to consider careers in cyber security and other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. The current season, known as CyberPatriot VII, boasts participation from 40 states as well as Puerto Rico, Canada, and U.S. Department of Defense […]

FCC chairman outlines cyber security vision

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In remarks delivered earlier today at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined his organization’s philosophy on cyber security. Stressing the importance of network security, Wheeler noted that today information networks don’t just support the economy, they essentially are the economy. “As such, information networks aren’t ancillary; they are integral,” he said. […]