Napolitano Says Cyber Crime Threat on Par With Al Qaeda, Navy Seeks Better Shore Surveillance and Analysis, and More

June 4, 2012
Cyber Security
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Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news:

  • Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said cybercrime represents the “greatest threat and actual activity that we have seen aimed at the west and at the United States” including “or other than Al Qaeda and Al Qaeda-related groups.” More here.
  • The Naval Surface Warfare Center is developing better methods to collect and analyze amphibious and shore data. More here.
  • The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued Cloud Computing Synopsis and Recommendations (Special Publication 800-146) as a general guide to cloud computing. More here.
  • The Air Force Research Laboratory is requesting white papers on computer networks that change dynamically when under attack. More here.
  • The executive director of Utah’s Department of Technology Services has resigned over the Medicare data breach that resulted in 280,000 leaked Social Security Numbers as well as other personal data. More here.

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