The U.S. Department of Defense, working alongside the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, announced on Friday that they would expand the availability of the cybersecurity information assurance program launched last year.
In a letter to Senator John McCain, General Keith Alexander, the director of the NSA and current commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, says that the U.S. should implement policy that would require hardened network defenses.
According to a recent survey of 104 security professionals in the energy sector, when asked, “Do smart meter installations have sufficient security controls to protect against false data injection?" 61 percent said no.
As the Federal Government aims to make use of the massive volume of digital data being generated on a daily basis, the Obama Administration today announced a “Big Data Research and Development Initiative” backed by more than $200 million in commitments.
Following attacks against BATS and NASDAQ, DDoS attacks are expected against Israeli government, public institutions, and other high profile websites starting on Tuesday, an email obtained by SecurityWeek explains.
Traditional security solutions are falling short of providing needed protection because they’re typically blind to changing conditions and new attacks. Simply put: you can’t protect what you can’t see.
The concept of a data diode isn’t new, but it’s been adopted recently in the critical infrastructure sector, and in so doing limiting the visibility needed to protect against targeted attacks. Data diodes may help protect critical infrastructure from certain attacks, but are they really practical?
As malware gets progressively more complex, it’s important to understand how the major players in the malware industry fit together and how these relationships affect the ways that malware is developed, distributed and ultimately used in attacks.
If you are ready to upgrade your firewalls you will have tons of choices but you’ll also need to conduct considerable research and gain an understanding of what those choices mean in terms of benefits and trade offs for your network.