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Tackling Cybersecurity Risk at Financial Institutions

- During a webinar titled “Communicating Cyber Risks to Business Leaders,” experts from Booz Allen Hamilton discussed the need to for financial institutions to give cyber risks a higher priority in their overall risk management efforts.

Morning Security Brief: Cybersecurity Funding Up in Defense Budget, Update on Egypt, and PC Security

- The U.S. federal budget is allocating more money to the Defense Department for cybersecurity than ever before; unrest continues in Egypt, and Windows version 8.1 will have enhanced security including the support of biometrics.

Morning Security Brief: Cyberthreats to Critical Infrastructure, New Fingerprint Forensics, DHS IG Investigated, and More

- Cyberattacks against financial institutions and energy sector in the news; fingerprint forensics research could lead to advances; the DHS inspector general is under investigation; and more.

Trend Micro Partnering with Interpol to Fight Cybercrime

- Trend Micro, an Internet security solutions provider will partner with Interpol, the world’s largest international police body with 190 member countries, to support global law enforcement programs against cybercrime.

Government Too Slow in Addressing Cyberthreat, says General Michael Hayden

- Cybertechnology stands alongside land, sea, air, and space as the newest domain, but it is also the newest category of weapon, and the government is slow in addressing its dangers, said General Michael Hayden, former head of the National Security Agency and former CIA director, speaking at a Washington, D.C., cybersecurity forum sponsored by Kaspersky Lab earlier this week.

Morning Security Brief: Cybersecurity Dangers, New Deadly Tornadoes in Oklahoma, and More

- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told reporters that he plans to address cybersecurity on his trip to Asia, three scientists were among those killed by a tornado in Oklahoma on Friday, and a government program to detect corrosion in infrastructure lacks follow-through.

Morning Brief: U.S. Weapons Systems Designs Hacked, Google Investigated, and More

- Chinese hackers breach some of the United States' most sensitive weapons systems designs, the European Commission investigates Google, and Senator John McCain makes a quiet trip to Syria to meet with rebel leaders.

Cyber Attacks: Protecting National Infrastructure, Student Edition

- Author Edward Amoroso proposes ideas for the implementation of a National In­fra­structure Protection Criteria. The proposed framework defines 10 criteria, and then identifies functions associated with each. The 10 criteria are deception, separation, diversity, commonality, depth, discretion, collection, correlation, awareness, and response.

DHS Official Discusses How Legal and Privacy Concerns Are Part of Cyber Protection Efforts

- Protecting U.S. federal civilian government networks and the U.S. critical infrastructure against cyberthreats requires an aggressive and proactive approach, but privacy and legal concerns must be part of the equation, says the DHS official in charge of one program involved in the effort.

Cybersecurity: Public Sector Threats and Responses

- Author Kim Andreasson provides an over­view of how government agencies and other public-sector groups can use the Internet without introducing unnecessary risks to their constituents.

America the Vulnerable: Inside the New Threat Matrix of Digital Espionage, Crime, and Warfare

- Author Joel Brenner discusses lessons learned from his work in government intelligence positions, and asserts that government and corporations reside in a “glass house” in terms of transparency where secrecy and security are illusions.

Cyberattacks Grow More Complex

- While cyberattacks on government targets make the headlines, cyberthieves continue their relentless assault on businesses.
 




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