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Defending Against DDoS Attacks

- Studies show that distributed denial of service attacks are on the rise, but there are ways to defend against them.

Morning Security Brief: Household Items Hacked, India Introduces Cybersecurity Policy, and More

- A researcher discovered a flaw in a lighting product allowing it to be controlled by hackers, India has announced a widespread effort to fight cybercrime, IBM is teaming up with the DHS, and more.

Morning Security Brief: Dozens killed in Nigeria at Mosque, Increased Security at Manning Trial, IT Security Spending, And More

- Forty-four people were gunned down in Nigeria while praying at a mosque; security is tightened at the trial of Army private Bradley Manning after a video from the courtroom surfaces online; analyst firm Canalys predicts global IT security spending to grow to $30.1 billion by 2017; and more.

SSH Communications Security Makes Its Assessment Tool Available for Free

- SSH Communications Security, the company that invented the Secure Shell (SSH) protocol for data in transit, announced that it will be making its SSH Risk Assessor (SRA) tool freely available.

Morning Security Brief: SIM Card Security Flaw, Faster Airport Screening, EU Blacklists Hezbollah, and More

- A flaw in the encryption technology used in many SIM cards could make cell phones vulnerable, the U.S. government is offering expedited security screening at airports for a fee, European Union ministers meeting in Brussels today placed Hezbollah on its list of terrorist organizations, and more.

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: Encryption Thwarts Wiretaps, Lawmakers Discuss Irregular Warfare, and Education Efforts Questioned

- The U.S. government says that encryption has thwarted wiretaps for the first time, a House of Representatives committee discusses irregular warfare and the private sector, and a report questions the effectiveness of the government’s security education efforts.

Morning Security Brief: DNA Debate, Secret Surveillance Court Documents Ruling, and More

- Civil rights groups are asking why the U.K. government has been sending DNA samples from terrorism suspects to police agencies around the world with no oversight; the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court releases a ruling; and President Obama makes little headway on cybersecurity issues with China’s President Xi.

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.

What Companies Need to Know About Data Retention

- Experts urge companies to revisit their data retention policies to ensure that they are culling information archives effectively.

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.
 




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