• Japanese firms to begin IT security rating

    Eighteen Japanese firms announced they were creating the world’s first ratings agency looking at data security, which they said was a rising concern for companies

  • SyTech Corporation and communication interoperability, I

    The lack of communication interoperability among first response, rescue teams, and law enforcement during the 9/11 attacks and Hurricane Katrina was only the most dramatic and poignant demonstration of a persistent and debilitating flaw in U.S. agencies’ planning for disaster — and performing during disaster; communication interoperability is essential not only in disasters, but for routine, every-day operations of law enforcement; SyTech’s comprehensive approach to interoperability offers a solution

  • EU selects Symantec for WOMBAT project

    WOMBAT aims to provide new means for understanding the existing and emerging threats which are targeting the Internet economy and its users; EU selects Symantec to do research for the project

  • U.S. military prepares for offensive cyber warfare

    The new U.S. Air Force Cyber Command said it would be involved in protecting the U.S. critical infrastructure and financial institutions from hackers’ attacks; the military now says that it is preparing for offensive cyber operations

  • Cisco shows Cisco Open Platform for Safety and Security

    New solution facilitates business continuity and force protection mission alike; in addition to incorporating Cisco’s own surveillance and network security technologies, new solution supports sensor integration and management, video analytics, geographic information system (GIS) framework for common operating picture, enterprise mass emergency notification, and physical access control

  • Microsoft joins MIT Kerberos Consortium

    Kerberos develops the widely used network authentication standard; eight years ago Microsoft was accused of subverting the standard by adding proprietary extensions; after Microsoft lost both U.S. and European anti-trust trials, company joins consortium

  • Reported Internet crime losses increase by $40 million

    In 2007, 206,884 U.S. citizens complained of being victims of Internet crime; 90,000 cases were referred to law enforcement; reported losses amounted to $240 million; most reported complaint: Fraudulent Internet auctions

  • U.S. Cyber Command to fight cybercrime

    New Air Force command will be involved in fighting cyber crime which leads to information loss or possible physical attacks through denial of service

  • This weekend: 32nd annual computing Battle of the Brains

    The 32nd annual collegiate programming contest will take place this weekend in Alberta, Canada; one hundred three-person teams from thirty-three countries have qualified; twenty of the teams represent U.S. colleges

  • Riding the Next Wave -- WiMAX versus LTE // by Peter Howard

    By 2011, it is estimated that 1.5 billion people will have broadband; which technology will better serve their needs — WiMAX or LTE? WiMAX is already here, and LTE will take time to roll out — but when it does, it will give WiMAX a run for its money; LTE offers spectrum flexibility, significant added capacity, and a platform for delivering premium applications cost effectively

  • Private-sector support for telecommuting grows

    Heightened concerns about traffic congestion, air pollution, and gasoline prices — and worries about business continuity — increase the attraction of telecommuting; new CDW report reveals that support for telecommuting grows, but is offset by security concerns

  • Preparing for the electromagnetic pulse (EMP) threat

    One unexpected lesson of the many nuclear tests conducted by the superpowers in the late 1950s and early 1960s was that high-altitude nuclear blasts create far-reaching atmospheric effects that could instantly shut down power grids; as modern life becomes ever-more dependent on electronic gadgets, and as the proliferation of nuclear weapons and missiles continue, fear grows that an adversary will seek to cripple the United States by creating an atmospheric EMP effect

  • Rod Beckstrom to head NCSS

    DHS taps Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur Rod Beckstrom to head new cyber security outfit; Beckstrom’s task is to secure the government IT systems

  • Debate over data security breach insurance continues

    With more and more stories about data security breaches at major companies with millions of customers, the question arises: Should companies, as part of their business continuity plan, take out data security breach insurance? Industry insiders, analysts offer a range of opinions

  • VigilancePro from OpticVision

    VigilancePro offers organizations protection from both internal and external threats; this endpoint security solution allows organizations to set their security and alert policies; it integrates with existing security systems; and it connects physical and digital security to fill the gaps in existing IT security infrastructures