Department Of Homeland Security

DHS awards contracts for cyber security innovation

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security awarded 34 contracts to secure domestic critical infrastructure.

Executive order drafted following failed Cybersecurity Act

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The Obama administration has drafted a cyber security executive order that is similar to the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 bill that was struck down by the Senate.

Company News: Lancope's new director of security research and more hires

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Lancope has appointed Tom Cross as director of security research, Wells Fargo & Co. has named Rich Baich CISO, and other personnel announcements and corporate happenings.

New botnet working group forms out of government efforts

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A new industry working group, the Industry Botnet Group, is aimed at developing a model that focuses on creating awareness, prevention and privacy concerning infected machines.

Illinois water pump failure not a cyberattack

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An Illinois water utility pump failure may have been an accident caused by an employee -- not the work of foreign hackers.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month launched

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The event was launched on Friday with a gathering in Ypsilanti, Mich., featuring Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt.

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