A major US military contractor may have spent years at the total mercy of hackers connected with the Chinese military.
The claims, made in a Bloomberg report on 1 May, suggest that the hackers had unrestricted access to high-level, sensitive military technology and classified documents.
Even as the United States Senate's "Gang of 8" immigration bill seeks to dramatically tighten its employment-based immigration policy by discouraging and in some cases prohibiting the use of H-1B visas, there is a study that says this could be a serious mistake that would shift more work and resources outside the United States and harm the competitiveness of U.S.
DHS use of deep packet inspection technology in new net security system raises serious privacy questions
To protect the federal civilian agencies against cyberthreats, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is preparing to deploy a more powerful version of its EINSTEIN intrusion-detection system thats supposed to detect attacks and malware, especially associated with e-mail. But since this version of EINSTEIN is acknowledged by DHS to be able to read electronic content, its raising privacy concerns.
A US Air Force Academy team beat out rivals from other elite military colleges after a three-day simulated cyber "war" against hackers from the National Security Agency that is meant to teach future officers the importance of cybersecurity.
Nearly 60 government experts - sitting under a black skull and crossbones flag - worked around the clock this week to break into computer networks built by students at the Air Force, Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine academies. Two military graduate schools also participated.
As CISPA (the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act) poises to reach the Senate, ZDNet tells you what CISPA's proponents don't want you to know: one of the most highly respected security researchers in the U.S. recently disclosed findings about the U.S. Government's own shockingly negligent data security practices.
In light of Chris Wysopal's data, it appears that the only thing widely-opposed CISPA will protect is big business data deals and cybersecurity-shilling government contractors.