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DARPA’s Robot Worm, DISA’s Host-Based Security System, and More

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August 13, 2012
Cyber Security
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Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news:

  • The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency supported researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, and Seoul National University to create Meshworm, a crawling autonomous soft robot that could one day be used for reconnaissance. More here.
  • The Federal Bureau of Investigation warns of the Reveton ransomware virus which installs simply by clicking on infected websites and sends fake messages demanding a fine from the FBI or the Department of Justice. More here.
  • The Department of Justice will not ask the Supreme Court to review a federal appeals court decision that said employees may not be prosecuted under a federal anti-hacking statute just for violating their employer’s computer use policy. More here.
  • The Defense Information Systems Agency’s Host-Based Security System is expanding to handle more cybersecurity threats including protecting mobile devices. More here.
  • Here are 25 advanced technology firms funded by the Central Intelligence Agency’s investment firm In-Q-Tel. More here.
  • A recent Federal Government IT Priorities Survey shows that cybersecurity is the top priority for federal IT professionals. More here.
  • Mitt Romney’s Vice Presidential pick has a mixed record on technology. More here.
  • The National Security Agency has launched a visualization challenge for large-scale computer networks. More here.

This post by was first published at CTOvision.com.

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