Cybersecurity

Cost of cyber crime rises sharply

A second annual study of the cost of cyber crime shows a whopping 56 percent increase since last year.

Cybersecurity

DOD's challenge: Balancing bits and bombs

The Pentagon's plan for operating in cyberspace should help quiet concerns of those worried that the strategy goes too far -- or not far enough.

Cybersecurity

Smart phones: Too risky for the battlefield?

Security weaknesses in commercial mobile devices must be addressed before DOD can make them widely available on the battlefield.

Cybersecurity

Averting another Stuxnet will require new cybersecurity approach

The evolution of the cyber threat requires an accompanying change in approach to defending IT networks, two cybersecurity experts said at FOSE July 20.

Cybersecurity

Microsoft offers $250K Rustock botnet reward

Microsoft has announced a cash reward of $250,000 to anyone providing information that leads to the criminal conviction of the Rustock botnet perpetrators.

Cybersecurity

DHS, DOD team to protect U.S. cyberspace

The Defense and Homeland Security departments are still working out how to jointly secure cyberspace, according to a top DHS official.

Cybersecurity

The false cries and fog of 'cyber war'

The Center for Strategic and International Studies' James Lewis says that, judged by precise criteria, "there have been no cyber wars and perhaps two or three cyberattacks since the Internet first appeared."

Cybersecurity

DOD's 5-point cyber plan sees Internet as an 'operational zone'

The Pentagon's new strategy for defending U.S. infrastructure and networks also stresses "active" defense and public/private partnerships.

Cybersecurity

Stuxnet: Can an act of digital terrorism be justified?

The precisely targeted attack, designed to stress centrifuges at an Iranian nuclear facility, likely required state support. The United States is frequently mentioned as a suspect.

Cybersecurity

Lack of cyber pros puts US in dangerous position

A severe shortage of experienced cyber professionals leaves the nation vulnerable to cyberattacks that might inflict death and damage.

Cybersecurity

Anatomy of a hack: When the GCN Lab was attacked from China

Attacks that originate in China are not new. The GCN Lab's test network was hit two years ago by a hack that resembles some recent, high-profile attempts.

Cybersecurity

Cyber war: How close are we to the real thing?

Current attacks against government and contractor systems, both serious and trivial, might not yet amount to cyber warfare, but they raise the possibility of dangerous escalation.

Cybersecurity

Ongoing storm of cyberattacks is preventable, experts say

The CIA joins the ranks of recent online victims of attacks that could and should be prevented, as spies, criminals and hacktivists use blended attacks to exploit known vulnerabilities.

Cybersecurity

Google says Gmail hack came from China

The attack targets U.S. government officials, military personnel and Chinese political activists, among others. China denies involvement.

Cybersecurity

What was on Osama bin Laden's hard drive?

Investigators are poring over a 'mother lode' of data on hard drives, flash drives and other devices retrieved by Navy SEALs during their raid on Osama bin Laden's compound.

Cybersecurity

Is Facebook the next cybersecurity nightmare?

New social media sites are creating avenues for hackers, thieves and spies to access employee data and potentially infiltrate network defenses.

Cybersecurity

CIA changes the info-sharing game

The CIA now makes all sorts of data available to more than 100,000 authorized users through its Worldwide Intelligence Review.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Hackers feed on bin Laden news, as experts warn of cyber retaliation

Hackers are taking advantage in the spike in Internet traffic following news of the death of Osama bin Laden with malicious links and sites. One national security expert warns that a cyber response to the death is not unlikely.

Cybersecurity

US-Russian dictionary defines cyber war, other concepts

The Critical Terminology Foundations provides definitions for 20 key cybersecurity concepts agreed upon by U.S. and Russian contributors, which is called a "first step for creating international cybersecurity agreements."

Cybersecurity

Cyber thieves stealing fewer records – why is that bad news?

A pair of cybersecurity studies show how hackers and criminals adroitly adapt to a shifting IT environment while systems defenders stand still.

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