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October, 2011

October 27, 2011  1:44 PM

Draft report highlights U.S. government satellites under attack

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

Two U.S. government satellites came under attack four times in 2007 and 2008, according to a Bloomberg report. Technologies designed to disrupt satellite communications are becoming more sophisticated and a dangerous threat to national security, according to a congressional...

October 20, 2011  7:16 PM

NERC CSO, Weatherford accepts DHS position

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

Mark Weatherford will focus on cybersecurity operations and communications resilience at the Department of Homeland Security. Mark Weatherford, vice president and CSO at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), has been appointed to the position of Deputy...

October 18, 2011  1:49 PM

Symantec announces beefed up DeepSight service, new authentication capabilities

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

Move is part of an industry trend that turns threat intelligence data into actionable information. Symantec is bolstering its DeepSight service and integrating its VeriSign acquisition. The company recently announced its new Intelligent Authentication platform, which...

October 17, 2011  5:40 PM

SEC guidelines push companies to disclose potential breaches


The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission released guidelines to help companies determine when and what information on security breaches should be disclosed to potential investors. By Hillary O'Rourke, Contributor The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission released...

October 5, 2011  6:40 PM

Security innovation must hurdle academic, regulatory roadblocks

Michael Mimoso Profile: maxsteel

CAMBRIDGE, MA. -- On the same day consolidation hit the security information and event management market hard, a group of influential industry leaders was busy...

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