NEWS & ANALYSIS

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.

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.

Morning Security Brief: Microsoft Launching Cybercrime Center, U.S. trains Cyber battalions, and More

Microsoft is creating a Cybercrime Center to centralize all investigations. The U.S. Defense Department is envisioning cybersecurity specialist battalions. And Japan's prime minister calls for increased antiterrorism measures at Nuclear plants.

Morning Security Brief: China's Hackers Tracked, Turkey Raids Group that Attacked U.S. Embassy, and More

Cyberattacks on U.S. interests traced to Chinese building associated with its army; Turkey goes after members of terrorist group responsible for attack on U.S. Embassy; civilians killed in Afghanistan declined. And more.
 




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