The US and Israel Tied to Stuxnet, The Navy Seeks to Tame Big Data, and More

June 1, 2012
Cyber Security
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Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news:

  • President Obama ordered to accelerate a campaign of cyberattacks against started by President Bush and code-named Olympic Games including the U.S. and Israeli developed Stuxnet. More here.
  • The Department of Energy missed 500 data centers managed by contractors when it took inventory in July, 2011. More here.
  • The Office of Management and Budget seeks to revise its 10 year old cybersecurity guidelines. More here.
  • The Federal Bureau of Investigation warns of new ransomware identified that accuses victims of visiting child pornography sites and demands that they pay a fine. More here.
  • The Department of Homeland Security’s Industrial Control System (ICS) Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) said that it doesn’t  believe Flame targets ICS but still urges caution. More here.
  • The Office of Naval Research has launched development on its Computational Methods for Decision Making program to build algorithms that make sense of unstructured intelligence and imagery data. More here.
  • A new mobile application manages Big Data for grassroots political campaigning. More here.

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