Hybrid-Cloud computing, the combination of private, community and public Cloud infrastructures, delivers advantages. But it also introduces risks, particularly around privileged users and trusted insider threats.
SANS Institute announced on October 9 a DHS Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation (CDM) Workshop taking place in Washington, DC, on November 6.
The event, which is free to all federal, state and local government personnel, was organized to create greater awareness of the benefits of the CDM program in the fight against cyber-attacks and to help agencies understand which technology and services offered through the program are best for their organization.
Over the past 12 months, governments at all levels continued the creation of a more citizen-centric model, with technology at the heart of their efforts. As federal government agencies close the book on this fiscal year and look ahead to the next, efficiency, connectivity, scalability and security will continue to dominate technology plans and budget discussions.
The Air Force Association's CyberPatriot program announced on October 8 a new sponsorship from DHS at the Cyber Diamond level. With the support of DHS, CyberPatriot will continue its growth as the National Youth Cyber Education Program.
U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) has awarded a one-year maintenance contract to Immixtechnology, Inc., of McLean, VA, a small business vendor, to provide maintenance support for 117 licenses to use software packages developed by Selena Software, of San Mateo, CA.
The DHS chief procurement officer issued a request for information (RFI) on September 30 that solicited ideas from industry on how the Department can most effectively acquire the enterprise IT computing services it will need in the future.
Scott Greiper, the president and founding partner of Secure Strategy Group, LLC (SSG), a consulting firm offering financial and business development advice in the homeland security sector, has been named by Government Security News as a judge during the publication’s upcoming 2013 Homeland Security Awards competition.
Researchers at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) point to two factors that may boost the likelihood that a computer user will fall prey to a phishing scam: being female and having a neurotic personality.
A multidisciplinary team set out to probe the connections between personality types and phishing to better inform computer security education and training.
Today’s threat actors are becoming more sophisticated, advanced and diverse. Widespread virus and worm outbreaks are no longer the only worries for IT administrators; they must now also defend their infrastructure against malicious insiders and the Advanced Persistent Threat (APT).
IP audio and control specialist Barix has appointed Ronni Guggenheim as its new CEO. Based in Zurich, Switzerlnd, Guggenheim will take the reins on October 1. According to a Barix news release, he has big plans for the company.
|Event Details||Dates of Event|
|SANS Counter Hack 2013||Nov 7 - 14|
|SANS Pen Test Hackfest 2013||Nov 7 - 14|
|SANS Korea 2013||Nov 11 - 16|
|Military Exports & Compliance Asia||Nov 12 - 14|
|NCT: Counter IED Asia, 12 - 15 November 2013, Bangkok||Nov 12 - 15|
|School Safety Symposium||Nov 13 - 13|
|Southwest Microwave Perimeter Defense Seminar||Nov 13 - 13|
|OWASP AppSec USA 2013||Nov 18 - 21|
|GovSec West Conference & Expo 2013||Nov 19 - 20|
|Southwest Microwave Perimeter Defense Seminar||Nov 19 - 19|
|Oracle 7th Annual Federal Forum||Nov 20 - 20|
|World BORDERPOL Congress||Dec 3 - 4|
|Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Europe||Feb 12 - 13|