Special Report

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The number and variety of incidents reported is growing, and a rash of high-profile breaches suggest that conventional defenses aren’t working well. The number of email-borne malware attacks has more than doubled in the last six months, indicating a more aggressive strategy by cyber criminals, along with a possible greater use of automation.
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As mobile devices stream into all types of organizations both in the public and private sectors, there’s growing anxiety in government agency IT departments about how to properly manage and secure mobile devices against a range of possible security breaches and malicious code attacks.
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Donna Dodson, chief of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Computer Security Division, outlines important upcoming events and revisions to cybersecurity-related Special Publications, along with events aimed at assisting agencies in ongoing education, planning and reporting efforts.
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The Argonne National Laboratory, based in Chicago, is working to maintain a holistic cybersecurity strategy, building in deeper levels of integration and situational awareness to adapt to ongoing threats and risks.
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To address growing cybersecurity threats, here are several suggestions, including: implement a data loss prevention solution; update, patch and migrate from outdated and insecure browsers, applications and browser plug-ins; and strive to restrict email attachments.
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