U.S. Air Force project threatened by cybersecurity cost overruns

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The U.S. Air Force is learning a tough lesson when it comes to hardening its systems against cyberintrusions, primarily that the cybersecurity threat landscape changes faster than the military’s budgeting process. The Air Force’s Operational Control Segment (OCX) program, which oversees…

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Maryland State Agencies Threatened by Cyberattacks

According to incident reports from the Department of Information Technology, Maryland government entities have suffered at least six cyber attacks since the beginning of 2013. The reports, obtained by Capital News Service through a Maryland Public Information Act request, reveal that data-hungry hackers and scammers are targeting state agencies which…

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Man who threatened Amtrak’s DC facilities sentenced

Mark Rockwell Top Priority Sector:  infrastructure_protection Image Caption:  New York Ave. bridge The man who phoned in bomb threats to Amtrak’s communications center last November and January was sentenced to 20 months in prison by a federal judge. Michael Jerome Dennis, 27, received the sentence after pleading guilty in August…

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Man who threatened Amtrak D.C. facilities sentenced

Mark Rockwell Top Priority Sector:  infrastructure_protection Image Caption:  New York Ave. bridge The man who phoned in bomb threats to Amtrak’s communications center last November and January was sentenced to 20 months in prison by a federal judge. Michael Jerome Dennis, 27, received the sentence after pleading guilty in August…

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Enterprise security threatened by mobile and virtualisation

Increased use of mobile devices, especially smartphones, in addition to the transition to virtualisation, are key factors weighing on enterprises trying to sort out security strategy and budgets, according to a survey of 688 information and security managers. According to the authoritative Ponemon Institute in the “State of the Endpoint”…

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