The Defense Department is taking steps to lift a 10-month-old ban on the use of most removable storage devices on Pentagon and military networks, but with a catch: only government-owned and procured USB flash media will be allowed.
Jobs in information security -- including architects, analysts and administrators with hot skills and competencies -- are among the IT opportunities offering the most employment security in the current economy.
This is the news from Foote Partners, LLC, a Florida-based research consultancy that focuses on IT...
The fact that the founder of two hacker conferences finds himself on the federal Homeland Security Advisory Council has created a bit of a stir, but shouldn't. Not having the likes of Jeff Moss, founder of the hacker and security conferences Black Hat and Defcon, on the council would be more noteworthy.
Should a federal agency be given the power to wage war, even if it's a virtual one?
One could infer that by reading the words of Joseph McClelland. He's director of the Office of Electric Reliability at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the federal agency with jurisdiction over interstate electricity sales...
"Amateurs hack systems, professionals hack people," information security engineer and analyst Muhammad El-Harmeel writes, citing security guru Bruce Schneier, in a paper entitled Human Being Firewall recently posted on the SANS Institute website.