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Catching Up on Cybersecurity News

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 | 5:47 AM Leave a comment Go to comments

Good morning, Cybersecurity News readers!  I’m still traveling abroad with limited access to the site, but wanted to pass along some of the cybersecurity headlines you may have missed in my absence.  I’ll be back next week and look forward to catching up on all things cyber then.  Auf Wiedersehen!

Pentagon says cyber combat is act of war (Wall Street Journal)

Homeland Security releases FISMA compliance metrics (InformationWeek)

String of major cybersecurity breaches builds momentum for government action (The Hill)

White House cyber czar says no new treaty needed to tackle cybersecurity issues (AP)

FERC powers inadequate to handle cyber attack, agency says (Bloomberg)

Phishing scam hits some very important Gmail users (Politico)

Cybersecurity legislation could hit snag (Federal Times)

White House defends cybersecurity plan (The Hill)

Pentagon drafts limits on when it can hack foreign governments (Daily Tech)

Managing data security in the cloud (eSecurity Planet)


Cyberspies target China experts (Wall Street Journal)

Iran’s army prepared to counter cyber attacks: commander (Xinhua)

Joint US-China report on cybersecurity released (Infosec Island)

UK beefs up cyber warfare plans (BBC)

China gets angry about cyberwar allegations (NBC News)

Australia to defend itself in cyber war (Sydney Morning Herald)

India, US pledge to boost intelligence cooperation (AP)

Bulgaria joins NATO cyber defense (China Daily)


Hackers attack another Sony network and post data (Reuters)

Apple Macs hit by scareware attacks (Financial Times)

Boeing says under ‘continuous’ cyber attack (AFP)

Nintendo admits data breach (CBC)

Hackers broke into US Defense contractors’ networks (International Biz Times)

Web hackings rattle media companies (New York Times)

PBS decries ‘chilling’ cyber attack (The Strait Times)

Hackers get cocky post-PSN: Codemasters hacked (International Biz Times)

Hackers protesting Nigeria’s budget, inauguration spending shut down gov’t website (AHN)


Lockheed network hit by major disruption: sources (Reuters)

Pentagon says impact of Lockheed attack “minimal” (Reuters)

Symantec, ITU team up for safer cyberspace (Trade Arabia)

TechAmerica lauds House GOP’s tech agenda (The Hill)

Northrop Grumman, academia cite progress in tackling pressing US cyber threats (Press Release)

Microsoft chips in on cybersecurity debate (International Biz Times)

Boeing turns to IT as growth area (Washington Technology)

HP shows no fear in growth strategy (Washington Technology)

SAIC sees bright spots amidst modest first-quarter numbers (Washington Technology)

TeleCommunication Systems opens cybersecurity school (Washington Biz Journal)


‘Digital ants’ army may soon protect computers against virus (Economic Times)

Social media a cyber threat to watch: Symantec (Dynamic Business)

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