Department Of Homeland Security

DHS awards contracts for cyber security innovation


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

Executive order drafted following failed Cybersecurity Act


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


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


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


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


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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