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Yahoo Issues Security Sitrep

Yahoo has just announced a new effort to upgrade its security, in the wake of a torrent of breaches and hacker attacks over recent months.

Yahoo’s plans include encryption of data in motion, enabling HTTPS encryption, and implementing the latest in security best practices, said Chief Information Security Officer Alex Stamos, who took over the job in March.

A series of attacks that began last October resulted in Yahoo’s servers being taken offsite for several days in December, forcing CEO Marissa Mayer to make a public apology. In early January, security firm Fox-IT reported Yahoo was serving malvertisements, and on Jan. 30, Yahoo reported a coordinated effort to gain unauthorized access to Yahoo Mail accounts using data from a third-party database.

Users posted a laundry list of complaints about Yahoo’s service on Is It Down Right Now? going back to March 4. Some threatened to leave the service for Gmail.

Yahoo “should have done this earlier,” Sorin Mustaca, IT security expert at Avira, “but they were tackling other problems – losing users, revenue issues, losing market share — so security, as a nonfunctional requirement, was left to the end.”

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White House issues strategy to combat wildlife trafficking

John Wagley Top Priority Sector:  infrastructure_protection When the White House recently announced a

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National Cyber Security Alliance partners with the RSA Conference to emphasize cybersecurity awareness issues

Ashley Bennett Top Priority Sector:  cyber_security The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) has become a sponsor for the upcoming RSA Conference 2014, which is an annual event geared toward the IT security industry that offers educational sessions, speakers, social media activities, panel discussions, and exhibits for IT professionals. Read More….

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Inspector General Issues Harsh Report on FEC Computer Security

  A federal Inspector General has released a harsh assessment of an agency that has repeatedly failed to improve computer security even after suffering a hacking attack. The Inspector General of the Federal Election Commission today issued an independent audit report on the agency’s Fiscal Year 2013 Fiscal Statements. The audit identified a significant deficiency in internal controls related […]

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Auditor issues report on threats to cybersecurity

  FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s auditor has released a report outlining the threats of cybersecurity breaches to state and local governments. In his report, Auditor Adam Edelenemphasizes the need for a breach notification law. He says Kentucky is one of four states that don’t require government agencies to notify people if their sensitive data has been compromised. State and local governments […]

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Kenya: Regional ICT Ministers Converge in Kenya to Discuss Infrastructure, Cyber-Security and Digital Migration Issues

  ICT ministers from Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan are meeting in Nairobi to discuss the integration of ICT infrastructure in the East African region. The meeting is expected to discuss among other issues the harmonization of policy regimes among the four countries that utilize especially fiber from Kenya among other crucial infrastructure. Other issues on the table […]

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DHS issues solicitation for department-wide uniform program for 120,000 employees

Jacob Goodwin Top Priority Sector:  border_security Image Caption: Read More….

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Sean “Diddy” Combs Issues Casting Call For Revolt TV [VIDEO]

By now you should know that Sean “Diddy” Combs is launching a new cable channel called Revolt TV. The Bad Boy Records founder and mogul is seeking on air-talent, and he delivered the global casting call himself via a very Diddy like video.  In the clip, Combs is seen excitedly urging would be TV hosts to […]

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Obama Issues Executive Order Merging Federal and Corporate Effort in War on Terror

Originally Published on Oct 30, 2012 by tatoott1009 Obama Issues Executive Order Merging Federal and Corporate Effort in War on Terror… Read More….

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DHS issues updated guidance for responding to a wide-area anthrax attack

Jacob Goodwin Top Priority Sector:  disaster_preparedness_emergency_response Image Caption:  Once scenario involves ananthrax attack using crop dusters DHS has issued an updated version of its previously-published guidance for protecting first responders during the first week following a wide-area aerosol anthrax attack. “Protective measures addressed in the guidance include medical countermeasures (i.e., drugs, vaccine), personal protective equipment [...]

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