NEWS & ANALYSIS

Morning Security Brief: Concerns about European Cybersecurity Strategy, Estonian Cybersecurity, Border Security, More

Concerns are being raised about the European Commission's new cybersecurity strategy. Estonia is the poster child for cybersecurity. Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano says insistence that the border be secured before immigration reform is a flawed argument. A new GAO report says that the FCC was lax in security control for the Enhanced Secured Network Project.

Morning Security Brief: Unattended Weapon, ‘Smart’ TASER, 787s Grounded, and More

Security guard leaves weapon in bathroom at middle school. The newest model of TASERS contains black box-type features. The U.S. grounds all 787s. And more.

Protecting Against Cyberthreats

Threats to the infrastructure are both real and growing. These insiders discuss the nature of the threat and what can be done to mitigate it.

Experts Weigh In On 2013 Cyberthreats

From Anonymous to the Department of Homeland Security, security experts weigh in on cyberthreats to look out for in 2013. They include Java, privacy violations, DDoS attacks, and mobile malware.

Russian Arrested for Botnet Attack on Amazon

A Russian hacker was arrested last week in Cyprus on an international warrant for a 2008 denial-of-service attack on Amazon.com.

Man Who Snooped on Wife’s E-mails Cleared of Cybercrime Charges

Prosecutors have dropped all charges against Leon Walker, the Michigan man who faced federal cybercrime charges for snooping into his wife’s e-mails.

Morning Security Brief: Canadian Cybersecurity, Tsunami Debris Has Scientists on Alert, TWIC Extensions Approved, and More

Secret memos reveal Canada's cybersecurity concerns. Scientists worry that organisms carried over on debris from Japan’s tsunami last year could disrupt West Coast ecosystems. The Committee on Homeland Security extends the validity of TWIC cards.

2011 Internet Crime Report Released

Internet users were scammed out of more than $485 million in 2011, according to the latest data released by the Internet Crime Complain Center on Thursday.

Facebook Taps Sophos to Help Expand User Protection Against Malware

Facebook and the data protection company Sophos are teaming up to make it easier for users to protect themselves from malicious links on the social networking site.

Morning Security Brief: Mad Cow Case Reported, Military Operations in Afghanistan, Nissan Hacked, and More

A case of mad cow disease is discovered in California, but officials say people aren’t at risk. A new report says NATO press releases are intentionally deceptive about troops involved. The number of incidents reported by federal agencies to the federal information security incident center has increased by 680 percent. Nissan announces it was hacked. And more.
 




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