NEWS & ANALYSIS
May 05, 2009 -Another industry group has recommended that the White House appoint a cabinet-level cybersecurity official to lead the effort to secure the nation’s critical infrastructure from cyberattacks
Apr 28, 2009 -During a congressinal hearing today exploring a national strategy for cybersecurity, a noted cybersecurity expert appealed for the federal government to use its procurement strength to force vendors to deliver safer IT systems.
Apr 23, 2009 -Command would share mission with NSA and DHS; report follows news of hacks on the nation's electrical grid and on networks related to the military's new Joint Strike Fighter.
Apr 16, 2009 -In just 90 confirmed data breaches in its case load last year, 285 million records were compromised, reports Verizon Business RISK Team in its 2009 Data Breach Investigations Report.
Apr 10, 2009 -As the news spreads that Chinese and Russian cyberspies have dropped malicious software inside the networks that run the U.S. electric grid, the Associated Press has an article that reads like a threat assessment for cyberespionage.
Apr 08, 2009 -U.S. intelligence agencies confirm that the U.S. electrical grid has been penetrated by cyberattacks from both China and Russia, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Apr 03, 2009 -Security researchers fear that the alleged decision of Conficker's designer, or designers, to not activate the worm on April Fool's Day will desensitize average computer users to very real threats of malware churning throughout cyberspace.
Apr 02, 2009 -Legislation introduced into the Senate yesterday seeks to grant the federal government enormous power to regulate cybersecurity, even shut down private networks during a cyberattack, reports NetworkWorld.com .
Mar 31, 2009 -The Department of Homeland Security has released a free detection tool for federal and state agencies and private-sector partners that will scan their networks for the Conficker/Downadup worm, a malicious piece of software that has infected millions of computers worldwide but has yet to be activated.
Mar 27, 2009 -According to a patent filed last week, Apple wants to include biometric protections on devices ranging from the iPhone to Macbooks to preventunauthorized use or access to the personal data inside, reports the Web site AppleInsider.com.