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.
From the president on down, the nation has a renewed focus on cybersecurity.
Nadia Short of General Dynamics, a major government/defense contractor, discusses:
The types of cybersecurity positions GD is filling;
Requirements for qualified personnel;
Potential career paths in cybersecurity.
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Maine's two senators stood together as the only current Republicans to back President Obama's stimulus package, but have diverged on whether a senior White House official should coordinate government cybersecurity.
Barack Obama knows what it's like to be violated online, a victim of hackers.
In his speech Friday outlining his administration's cybersecurity policy, the president said he knows how it feels to have his privacy violated because it has happened to him.
As President Obama announced his plan to secure government information systems, sides are being drawn among those who feel there should be a strong presence in the White House to guide cybersecurity policy and those who think such a post is unwarranted.
The National Cryptologic Museum (NCM) is the National Security Agency's principal gateway to the public, opening its doors in December 1993. Located adjacent to NSA Headquarters in Ft. George G. Meade, MD., the museum houses thousands of artifacts that collectively serve to sustain the history of the cryptologic...
"Cryptology is as old as mankind itself and dates from antiquity," says Patrick Weaden, curator at the National Cryptology Museum. People very early on realized that they needed to share certain information with certain people, so they developed devices to protect that information. Cryptology is the art and science of...
Cloud computing is among the hottest topics in the federal government, with its efficiencies promising to save agencies - and eventually taxpayers - money. Despite its attractiveness, few agencies have implemented any type of cloud computing initiative, mostly because of IT security concerns.
Gilligan helped initiate the program that requires PCs be preconfigured with specified security controls, and discusses the cultural challenges the government faces in expanding that practice to other technologies.
Cloud computing is a nebulous concept. It means one thing to one person and something else to another.
A team of computer scientists at the National Association of Standards and Technology (NIST) has come up with a working albeit long definition of cloud computing: "a pay-per-use model for enabling available,...