• Hackers' attacks on U.S. government systems are frequent, serious

    U.S. government computer systems under frequent and serious attacks by other governments and organizations; James Finch, assistant director of the FBI’s cybercrime division: “We’re not worried so much about the noisy attacks as we are about the quiet ones”

  • Beckstrom: Networking security worth the money

    Rod Beckstrom, director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s National Cybersecurity Center, tells Black Hat that “We want to invest in protocols because it may be some of the cheapest security dollars we can spend”

  • Kaminsky offers details of DNS flaw

    Dan Kaminsky tells Black Hat attendees about the DNS vulnerability he discovered a few months ago; “We have to get better about fixing the infrastructure,” Kaminsky said; “We got lucky fixing this bug but may not be so lucky next time.”

  • New approach to virus protection

    Wolverines researchers describe a new method of protecting computers against viruses by moving antivirus functionality into the “network cloud” and off personal computers

  • Ensuring uptime at the Games

    Technology glitches at previous Olympics have lead to problems such as the inability to feed competition results into official Web sites and media outlets; Chinese security officials must also contend with individuals and groups of hackers attacking systems during the Olympics

  • Giant online security hole getting fixed, slowly

    Serious DNS security flaw was discovered a month ago, a flaw which allowed criminals silently to redirect traffic to Web sites under their control; more details will be given at today’s Black Hat event

  • FEMA's still struggles with IT security issues

    DHS’s IG reports that “These issues collectively limit FEMA’s ability to ensure that critical financial and operational data is maintained in a manner to ensure confidentiality, integrity and availability”

  • Tuffin Technology's products win F&S award

    Security and network operations are becoming increasingly complex. Large enterprises have multiple firewalls spread across different time zones and business units and are also required to comply with stringent regulatory requirements; Tuffin Technology offers management solutions to help businesses cope

  • DHS releases national emergency communications plan

    Seven years after 9/11, and three years after Katrina, DHS releases the U.S. first strategic plan aimed at improving emergency response communications

  • Security flaws in online banking sites widespread

    Researchers find widespread security flaws in online banking Web sites; these design flaws are not bugs that can be fixed with a patch; rather, they stem from the flow and the layout of these Web sites

  • Sharp increase in "zero-day" exploits

    Cyber-criminals are adopting new automation techniques and strategies that allow them to exploit vulnerabilities much faster than ever before

  • Harris shows new multiband software-defined radio

    New Unity XG-100 provides direct interoperability to federal, state, and local public safety agencies across multiple frequency bands

  • Project to rebuild Internet gets $12M, bandwidth

    A massive project to redesign and rebuild the Internet from scratch is inching along with $12 million in government funding and donations of network capacity by two major research organizations

  • Day of optical communications nears

    New technique to compress light could open doors for optical communications; scientists at the University of California-Berkeley have devised a way to squeeze light into tighter spaces than ever thought possible, opening doors to new technology in the fields of optical communications, miniature lasers, and optical computers

  • Breakthrough: First commercial quantum cryptography chip

    The future of (at least theoretically) completely secure communication nears as Siemens and two European research centers claim to have developed the first quantum cryptography chip for commercial use