Disaster Recovery

Devices lost containing data on 800K users of child support services

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A number of storage devices belonging to the California Department of Child Support Services went missing while in transit.

Recent attacks cost Energy Department at least $2M

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The attacks, which occurred at four department locations, were not described in detail, but were deemed "successful" for adversaries, according to the annual audit.

Hurricane Irene will test continuity, disaster recovery plans

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With Hurricane Irene barreling up the East Coast and making a beeline for the major Northeast cities, businesses not used to dealing with natural disasters are being forced to revisit their business continuity plans.

Cloudy with spells of pain

Clouds are, by definition, insubstantial, but when services "somewhere out there" go pear-shaped, the damage can be catastrophic.

A need for risk managers with specific skills in business continuity planning and disaster recovery.

A need for risk managers with specific skills in business continuity planning and disaster recovery.

A need for risk managers with specific skills in business continuity planning and disaster recovery.

Amazon cloud failure highlights customer responsibility

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Amazon's outage should serve as a reminder that relying on the cloud for server space can have a business impact if something goes amiss.

Eight questions CIOs should ask on cloud security

Eight questions CIOs should ask on cloud security

As more organizations continue migrating to the cloud, what should information leaders at organizations be asking of their provider?

Disaster recovery: Surge strategies also work for IT staff

Disaster recovery: Surge strategies also work for IT staff

IT departments, when facing the possibility of a disaster, may want to take a page out of the U.S. military's playbook.

U.S. and Russian officials talk cyberissues

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American and Russian officials recently met to discuss cybersecurity issues, such as collaboration among law enforcement bodies and the use of cyberweapons, the New York Times reported in its Saturday editions.

Planned legislation to protect power grid

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Just weeks after reports surfaced that foreign spies have penetrated the U.S. power grid lawmakers are now set to introduce a bill Thursday aimed at creating standards to protect the nation's critical electric infrastructure.

"Online 911" created to diagnose and deal with cybercrime

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McAfee has launched a free Cybercriminal Response Unit (CRU), meant to be an "online 911" where cybercrime is diagnosed and treated.

Cyberattack repairs cost Pentagon $100 million in six months

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The Pentagon has spent more than $100 million in the past six months repairing damage to its networks caused by cyberattacks, according to military officials.

Cyberspace: An environment of inevitability for federal agencies

Cyberspace: An environment of inevitability for federal agencies

Success in today's cybersecurity environment of inevitability will require a multidisciplinary approach and the critical success factor is leadership.

VeriSign switches to new hash function to secure SSL certs

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The news comes after a serious weakness was revealed last week in the MD5 cryptographic hash function.

MD5 insecurity affects all internet users

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Certification Authorities that have not moved to a more secure cryptographic hash function than MD5 have come under fire in the security world.

Hackers find hole to create rogue digital certificates

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Research presented at the 25th Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin demonstrated how an attacker could impersonate any website, including those secured by the HTTPS protocol.

Public and private sectors join in cyberattack simulation

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A simulation this week demonstrated the need for better collaboration among public and private security groups.

Study: Internet service providers facing more, larger threats

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The scale of distributed denial of service attacks has grown 100-fold since 2001, leaving some ISPs with long outages.

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