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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Microsoft: Internet Crimefighter & Bane Of Botnets
Microsoft: Internet Crimefighter & Bane Of Botnets
Microsoft's stepping up its effort against online crime lately by sending its own employees to accompany U.S. marshals in federal raids of facilities that are suspected of participating in one of the nastier methods of cybercrime: botnets.
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Symantec Releases Latest in Annual Cost of Data Breach Studies
Symantec Releases Latest in Annual Cost of Data Breach Studies
So you've been breached. You've shored up your system and are, once again, secure. But the damage has already been done. That damage, however, may not be as costly as it used to be. According to Symantec's 2011 Cost of Data Breach Study the costs associated with a data breach have gone down in recent months.
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FBI Tells Corporate Execs to Defend while DARPA Prepares to Attack
FBI Tells Corporate Execs to Defend while DARPA Prepares to Attack
"J.P. Morgan reports that worldwide e-commerce sales are expected to increase from $573 Billion in 2010 to nearly $1 Trillion in 2013. Each year, cybercriminals and thieves steal terrabytes of data, intellectual property worth billions, expose an average of 260,000 personal identities per data breach, and cost organizations approximately $7.2M per data breach event. Symantec reported that this past summer, 29 chemical companies, including multiple Fortune 100 companies, were subject to computer attacks that sought to extract data on formulas and manufacturing processes." Dr. Regina E. Dugan brought these unfortunate statistics to the attention of the DARPA Cyber Colloquium in November of last year. At the same time she reminded them of several attacks tracing back to government organizations in Russian and China. It would appear they listened. DARPA reported, Monday, that they are increasing they cyber research budget by $88M in FY2012 and intend to increase the amount another 4% of it's top line budget over the next 5 years.
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Cyberattacks Prompt Action From FBI and Congress
Cyberattacks Prompt Action From FBI and Congress
Robert S. Mueller III, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned Congress yesterday that they better be on the offensive. He believes that a cyberattack on the United States has become an eminent threat.
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NIST Releases Updates to Security Guidelines
NIST Releases Updates to Security Guidelines
With the growing threat presented to information centric businesses by tech mobility and the cloud, NIST finally updated the federal guidelines on cyber security. NIST, or the National Institute of Standards and Technology, released their first draft February 28th, three years since the last update in 2009.
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