NEWS & ANALYSIS

New Culture of Cybersecurity Needed, Leaders Say

The nation's cybersecurity relies as much on education and culture as it does technology and governance, according to participants in a forum held by the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection.

Los Alamos National Lab Institutes Data Security Overhaul

The recent theft of three Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) computers from an employee's home and the loss of a Blackberry in a foreign country has led the laboratory to institute a month-long review to ensure that all computers held off-site comply with data security policies, reports ComputerWorld.com.

Casinos Fear iPhone Card-Counting Application

Casino security officials have a new threat to contend with as technology continues to make cheating easier: blackjack card-counting applications for the iPhone and iTouch.

Cyberattacks Against Government Networks Rise Dramatically in 2008

The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has revealed to USA Today that cyberattacks against government computer networks increased by more than 40 percent in 2008.

Hoekstra Defends Iraq Twittering

Representative Pete Hoekstra, the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, is defending his decision to Twitter his whereabouts in Iraq in real time, despite the secretive nature of the trip, reports Fox News.

Data Breach at FAA; Obama Reviews Government Cybersecurity Efforts

The Federal Aviation Administration has fallen prey to hackers looking to steal personal information, just as President Barack Obama on Monday ordered a 60-day review of the government's cybersecurity policies.

Spam Continues to Grow, Study Says

Spam grew by 4.9 percent in January, according to MessageLabs' first report since their integration into Symantec.

Industry Group Releases Self-Encrypting Hard Drive Standards

Hard-drive vendors now have three new encryption standards to adhere to as they manufacture their products to help eliminate data breaches.

Applicants for TWIC Should Stick to TSA Website or Hotline, Agency Says

The Transportation Security Administration is telling applicants for the Transportation Worker Identification Credential to only trust information on the TSA's Web site or its information hotline, according to Land Line Magazine.

Worm Infects Computer Networks Worldwide

Millions of computers worldwide running Microsoft Windows are under assault by a multistage worm attack, reports The New York Times.
 




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