11/02/2009 - The United States on Friday took another step toward protecting the country from cyberattacks by consolidating its cyberdefense efforts into one state-of-the-art cybersecurity center, reports Computer Weekly.
Twenty percent more companies are blocking social networking sites compared to six months ago, according to security firm ScanSafe. Company concerns include possible malware, potential loss of sensitive data, and bandwidth use.
Bots, computer-infecting software run by a remote computer, are increasingly common. The RUBotted program provides extra protection for Web users who do not want to be unwillingly conscripted into a zombie computer army.
10/20/2009 - All computer users, not just those working in government or industry, can play an important role in defending the country’s digital networks from cyberattacks, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano said during a Webcast yesterday.
10/09/2009 - A newly released report from the Department of Homeland Security's internal watchdog says that the department and its member agencies' public-facing Web sites are vulnerable to attack that could leave them open to defacement, service interruption, and resource loss.