Old technology creates an open door for cyber attackers

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Security focus is shifting to make it harder for intruders to leave with anything of value Outdated technology often acts as a company’s soft underbelly, leaving them open to cyber breaches. But the cost and inconvenience of moving from so-called The…

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Danish Defense Intelligence Service creates training academy for hackers

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Denmark’s Defence Intelligence Service is the country’s official spy agency. They are working to develop a training academy to develop cyber-security experts. The country has fought off a number of high-profile cyber attacks in recent times. Their foreign ministry was targeted…

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Cyber security firm owner creates Hacker Academy

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Steve Barone, the owner and CEO of CBI, got his start in business selling Atari and Commodore home computers in an East Detroit shop in the 1980s. The native Detroiter dropped out of Wayne State University, but found a job he enjoyed and paid…

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School for Spies: UK Creates ‘University Degrees’ In cyber Security

GCHQ, Britain’s intelligence agency for information assurance, will approve UK postgraduate courses in cyber security – effectively endorsing a Masters in spying, recent reports claim. This might come in useful for the agency’s own employees.GCHQ, the UK government surveillance agency, is to give its stamp of approval to postgraduate courses…

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Obama creates new homeland security partnership council, to be led by John Brennan

Jacob Goodwin Top Priority Sector:  federal_agencies_legislative Image Caption:  John Brennan to leadnew Partnership Council In an effort to foster closer relationships between the field offices of various U.S. Government departments and the state and local governments in those geographic areas across the country, President Obama signed an executive order on…

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Federal energy regulator creates Cyber/EMP security office

Mark Rockwell Top Priority Sector:  infrastructure_protection In the face of mounting electronic assaults on critical U.S. infrastructure targets, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) unveiled a new office on Sept. 20 it hopes will help combat potential Cyber and physical attacks on the U.S. electric grid. Homepage position:  10 read…

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National Security Agency creates security design based on Android

America’s intelligence agency, the National Security Agency (NSA), today disclosed how it’s going to handle mobile security. The NSA has come up with a security design that currently depends on Google Android smartphones, though the NSA contends it doesn’t want to be wedded to any particular smartphone operating system. But…

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AlienVault creates centralised threat detection system

Open-source security information and event management (SIEM) vendor AlienVault has launched a new system for sharing threat intelligence among users of its OSSIM platform. SIEM technology provides real-time analysis of security alerts generated by network hardware and applications. While the technology is used widely, OSSIM claims to have the largest…

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