10/20/2009 - All computer users, not just those working in government or industry, can play an important role in defending the country’s digital networks from cyberattacks, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano said during a Webcast yesterday.
10/09/2009 - A newly released report from the Department of Homeland Security's internal watchdog says that the department and its member agencies' public-facing Web sites are vulnerable to attack that could leave them open to defacement, service interruption, and resource loss.
10/02/2009 - Hackers have discovered a way to automate the creation of fake Facebook pages to peddle fake antispyware, underlining once again the threats organizations face that let their employees use social networking sites, a security researcher warned.
09/30/2009 - A bill (S. 773) introduced by Sen. John Rockefeller (D-WV) would develop a program to review and improve cybersecurity.
The bill would establish a cybersecurity advisory panel to provide guidance to the President on cybersecurity issues relating to the federal government’s data systems. Under the proposal, the Secretary of Commerce would provide cybersecurity status and vulnerability information to the panel and would also create regional cybersecurity centers to help small and medium businesses protect their data systems.
09/29/2009 - Text messaging attacks have increased significantly this year, according to a Cisco Systems report. Many messages appear to come from banks and ask recipients to call a number to verify account information.